Transition University and ABLE Accounts

ABLE ACCOUNTS: Achieving a Better Life Experience Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Account: A tax-advantaged savings account for individuals with disabilities and their families.  The amount of SSI an individual receives is based on their assets as an adult and is affected by how much money they have in their bank account.  It can…

Entrepreneurship & Young Adults

Finding a Niche with Creative Job Options The first step in thinking about your child’s transition to employment is to consider different employment possibilities.  One possibility is entrepreneurship. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with disabilities are self-employed at a rate nearly twice that of their non-disabled peers. The 2019 American Community Survey…

Importance of Hobbies and Extracurricular Activies

Importance of Hobbies Hobbies and extracurricular activities can help your tween face new challenges, adapt to transitions from different environments and deal with possible pressures they are experiencing from home or school.  Hobbies can be especially helpful as your child transitions from elementary to middle school, as they provide a sense of belonging during this…

The Importance of Play

Importance of Play Play is a natural part of child development and can have long-lasting benefits throughout a child’s life. It can offer benefits in many areas of a child’s development including the ability to learn, develop communication skills, explore creatively, learn about emotions and more. Some children will not possess these skills naturally and…

Mother’s Day Memes

Mother’s Day Memes to Laugh About Numerous medical studies have shown the benefits of humor. Humor and laughter can act as a  natural mental health remedy, it can trigger the emotional reward center in the brain, help build resilience to stress and improve overall physical and emotional health. Sit back and enjoy these positive, yet…

2-1-1 Informational Resources

2•1•1 Another Community Resource 211 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that connects people to the services they need, such as housing and utility assistance, food resources, legal aid, and more. There is a special section of 2-1-1, the community connection resource sponsored by United Way, that lists state-contracted providers for various programs. For example, those…