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Tax-Free Savings for Persons with Disabilities

Wouldn't it be great to have a tax-free savings plan for a person with disabilities? This  may be coming soon to a state near you (not quite yet to Colorado). Congress has passed a law allowing Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts, which are tax-free accounts for individuals with disabilities, to which other people can make contributions. A friend of mine, Constance Smith, has written about this here.


Two Videos that Show Inclusion in Private Christian Schools

Inclusion in school of children with severe special needs can be a challenge. Private schools are not legally required to offer special education services, but some do. The first of these videos, called "Including Isaac," is about a Christian academy and its journey with Isaac, who has spinal muscular atrophy. The second video, "Patrick's Inclusion Journey," is about including a child with Down Syndrome at a Catholic school. Patrick's story is included on the website for the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion.


Can an Attorney or Parent Advocate Add Value in a Special Education Dispute?

Special Education DisputeOften, parents come talk to us about their special education matter and end up deciding that it costs too much to hire an attorney. Often, we talk to parents in situations where a child's education has been wrecked for years, often beyond repair. We wish we could have helped them sooner. This raises questions. When do you need an attorney or parent advocate? When would an attorney add value to your child's life that outweighs the cost?

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