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Special Education: A twenty-four part series on advocacy

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2015: A 24 part special education advocacy series designed to teach parents what they need to know to successfully advocate for their children. Articles are published twice a month. After each article, there is an online interactive meeting to discuss it and answer parent questions.If you have any questions about special needs, the ADA, IDEA etc., please feel free to visit the Ask an Advocate Forum where Brice Palmer will answer your questions.

The Miscarriage Manual: Coping with the Emotional Aspects of Pregnancy Loss by Elizabeth Carney

Miracles and Memories Family-Building Pins

A guide to help you cope with the emotional aspects of pregnancy loss. This was given to INCIID in 1995 by a nurse who experienced the loss of a full-term baby just after she was born. Although it is an older article, the sentiments are timeless and comforting in the knowledge you are not alone.Please give this to anyone you know who has lost a pregnancy. This article is also excellent information for friends, families and loved ones of close to anyone who has lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, or just after birth. The more people who understand what to say or more importantly what not to say, the better off those who have lost a child will be.

Baby Steps to Surrogacy: An Interview with Attorney Marla Neufeld, Esq.

Marla with her husband and twins
Photo of Marla Neufeld, Esq.

"I was under the impression that once you decide to start a family, you toss the birth control and give it the 'old college try'. BAM! There you are in your cute maternity jeans, booking your family trip to Disney World. I was surely mistaken. The reality my husband and I suffered through years of failed infertility treatments, disappointment, and expense. 

Show Me the Money-Expenses Relating to ART by Jeffrey Kasky and Marla Neufeld

Show Me the Money—Expenses Relating to ART

by Jeffrey Kasky and Marla Neufeld

IVF Scholarships from INCIID

Couples with financial and medical need may be eligible for participation in the program. Final committee selections and decisions take cost-of-living in different regions of the country into account Applicants will be required to provide copies of their most recent tax returns and paystubs and supply a letter from their doctor recommending IVF as medically necessary. Those selected will also partner with INCIID and have a small fund raising requirement. “Our goal,” says Hemenway, “is to give those without insurance coverage an opportunity to fulfill their dream of becoming parents

Sensory Friendly Events in the DC Metro Area 2017- 2018

These events run from October through the end of 2017 plus a calendar of events through 2018. If your child with special needs or has sensory processing disorder or is affected by sensory input, check out these events in the Washington DC Metro area. Sensory processing disorder is a condition where the brain is conflicted on how to process information that comes in through the different senses. This condition is sometimes referred to as sensory integration dysfunction or disorder.Humans have a multitude of sensors. Sight (vision), hearing (audition), taste (gustation), smell (olfaction), and touch (somatosensation) are the five traditionally recognized senses. Some children (and adults) have processing difficulties. These events are designed in a way as not to exacerbate these issues.

Healthcare: Essential Components

Demonstration of People with Disabilities

There are 10 essential components mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Review them here. The Senate and House Bill could cut those benefits as well as Medicaid funding. Medicaid funders may step out early if this bill passes. If they do leave early, the repercussions of the cuts will be felt immediately. Learn about how this will affect your personal situation. here. This mini-course explains the philosophies of healthcare and teaches about the four models used globally in other countries.

 

The Male Reproductive System: Sperm Analysis

Sperm Analysis

Take this mini course on the Male Reproductive System and test your anatomy knowledge at the same time.

The male reproductive system structures give men the ability to reproduce by fertilizing a woman’s egg. There are a number of organs that make up the male reproductive system.
Although infertility is commonly felt to be a female condition, a male factor often plays a significant role. Certain risk factors place a male at higher risk of having infertility including any abnormalities or issues with the testicles themselves, prior treatment for cancer, hormonal disorders, prior scrotal surgery, or even infections such a sexually transmitted disease.

 

Tips on Progesterone Use for IVF

IVF cycle

Learn about Progesterone in Oil shots including tips on making them less painful.

Welcome. The goal of this module is to provide information and tips for making progesterone in oil injections easier and less painful. This tutorial is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace treatment plans provided by your physician.  You should always consult your doctor with questions about your treatment.

Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: What's WRONG with that IDEA?

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