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Housing In The New World

What are your plans for your special needs child once he or she leaves the public school system at age 21? Were you thinking of getting a placement for your child in a group home? If so, you may want to reevaluate your options. New York State does not anticipate building more group homes for […]

22
Jan

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Resources

When Your Child Ages Out

When your child ages out of the public school system at age 21, your child will enter the world of adult services. Examples of these services are group homes, independent living with support, rehabilitation day programs, residential habilitation programs, respite and a variety of other services. It is therefore imperative that you understand the difference […]

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Jan

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Families

GUARDIANSHIP: WHY, WHEN AND HOW?

  Did you know that once your child attains age 18, you no longer have the legal right to make medical and dental decisions for him or her?  The state of New York assumes that your child has the capability to make those decisions for himself, no matter how cognitively impaired your child may be. […]