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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

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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.

Corona Funk

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I've already knitted an afghan blanket for everyone I know and love who can still fog up a mirror.  Yeah, there's the book-club book, staring at me from the coffee table.  Of course, if you wanna eat, there's always the obligatory trip to the supermarket, and from the supermarket to the stove.

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: What you need to know

Women affected by pregnancy or related conditions (such as infertility) must be treated in the same manner as other applicants or employees with similar abilities or limitations.

Dealing with the Stress of the Holidays

The stress of the holidays is a topic that has appeared with regularity in articles and newsletters since 1979 when I began working as a psychotherapist with infertility patients. Rightfully so. Infertility is demanding and stressful. The Holidays are demanding and stressful. And in this case, one plus one equals way more than 2.

Saying Goodby to an Icon: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Protecting Reproductive Rights: “Women’s rights are human rights.”

“The right to family planning is inherent in the right of human dignity.” This quote is announced, articulated, and pronounced in the UN Charter and further reiterated in all international and regional human rights agreements. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Avoiding Toxins During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is what we strive for but with a history of infertility and miscarriage, it can be one of the scariest times in a couple's life. Environmental factors play a big role in the development of the baby. Here are some toxins to avoid and some tips on how to avoid them

Mental Health and Starting a Family: A Guide

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Mental Health and Starting a Family: A Guide

Starting a family is a life-changing experience which many people aspire to at some point in their life. Having a child truly is a miraculous experience which has the power to change everything, both regarding your life and regarding you as a person.

5 Ways to Organize Your Team (even if you work remotely!)

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In this era of the ‘new normal’, we’re all having to get used to a new way of working. At first, we were hesitant to get used to it, because things can change so quickly, but now we’re a few months down the line of the global health crisis, and it’s clear that things won’t be going back to ‘normal’ for a very long time.

Why Refusing to Wear a Mask Is Not ADA Protected

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We’re all living through COVID-19 and some of us are more vulnerable than others. I’m hearing more and more accounts of individuals claiming their “access rights” under the ADA are being violated because they refuse to put on a mask.
 

So to set the record straight and as a person who has a child with multiple disabilities, I am going to explain the 99.9% of those who won’t wear a mask are not entitled to accuse businesses of violating the “ADA”.

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