Tag: Developmental Disability

Reason to Hope in NJ as State to Propose Stipend for Families Caring for the Developmentally Disabled

Reason to Hope in NJ as State to Propose Stipend for Families Caring for the Developmentally Disabled

The Star Ledger reports that in the midst of group home waiting lists populated with thousands of developmentally disabled adults, New Jersey is on the verge of proposing help–in the form of at least $10,000 per year, perhaps $15,000, for families to “take care of their disabled children on their own.” The waiting list for […]

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Serving Urban Students With Autism: Newark, New Jersey

Filed in Children's Issues by on March 2, 2010 0 Comments
Serving Urban Students With Autism: Newark, New Jersey

[Ed. note: We are pleased to welcome to the blog Michael Poreda, a 3rd year student here at Seton Hall Law and the  Executive Director of its Urban Education Law and Policy Initiative (UELPI)–a student organization formed to promote awareness of, dialogue about, and activism benefiting urban education.  On April 5, 2010, UELPI will be […]

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Autism, Autistic-Like, and Health Insurance Reform

Filed in Children's Issues, State Initiatives by on October 13, 2009 2 Comments
Autism, Autistic-Like, and Health Insurance Reform

In his post Implementing Reform: Children with Special Health Care Needs, Professor John Jacobi notes that providing “health insurance” to children with special health care needs (“CSHCN”) does not ensure that their needs will be met.  Many private health insurance plans do not cover services such as occupational, physical, or speech therapy for CSHCN.  Private […]

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