Adult Dependent Children and Florida Guardian Advocacy

It's good to share ideas with other parents who have a child with special needs.

Adult Dependent Children is an issue near to my heart. Kids are being diagnosed with autism at an alarming rate. Many others have other challenges, such as Downs Syndrome or a combination of physical and mental challenges. Most school districts today have programs for kids with special needs; however, it’s never enough. There are not … Read more

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a wonderful program throughout the United States, and here in Florida.  Special Olympics is a program with great benefits. Special Olympics began in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Eunice Kennedy Shriver helped create Special Olympics. She organized events for people with intellectual disabilities, and she served on President Kennedy’s panel on … Read more

Light it up Blue for Autism Awareness!

April 2nd is the day we ask that you Light it up Blue!

April 2nd is the day we ask that you Light it up Blue! Why? Because April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day. More than 3.5 million Americans are on the Autism Spectrum. Autism has a diverse number of symptoms. They include behavioral things, such as repetitive behavior, poor eye contact, and poor social interaction. And the … Read more

Autism and Our Kids

It is estimated that 1 in 68 kids are on the autism spectrum.

Many parents, including myself, have kids – or know of kids – who are on the autism spectrum. It’s a diverse challenge, with no true explanation and no concrete solution. It is estimated that 1 in 68 kids are on the autism spectrum. This is a huge increase in the past 40 years. It requires … Read more

Child Support in Florida

Here in Florida, every parent has a duty to provide for his or her kids until they reach the age 18. However, that responsibility can extend to age 19, if the child is in high school and is expected to graduate.

Child Support is a topic that comes up often. Some customers ask about it up front; others don’t mention it until the end. But it’s central to every case which involves children. Child Support is considered a Right to the Kids. Here in Florida, every parent has a duty to provide for his or her … Read more

Autism Awareness 2015, Parenting for a Brighter Future

Autism Awareness 2015

April is Autism Awareness month, and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Many towns will be lighting up the sky — or buildings — in blue to raise awareness about Autism. For me, it’s very personal, as I have a son on the spectrum. And it’s been a challenge. For years now, we have … Read more