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July 5, 2017

Is Your Child Missing Out on Assistive Technology?

A child with a learning disability may benefit from a wide array of available assistive technology tools that play to strengths and help work around challenges.  By and large, the student’s child study team, case manager and guidance counselor are aware of the variety of computer programs and apps available to meet the unique needs […]

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June 28, 2017

Resources for Special Education

  “We are Drowning in Information But Starved for Knowledge.” – John Naisbitt   Posternock Apell, PC’s Special Education team continuously seeks to broaden its understanding of the needs of students receiving special ed services.   To that end, we have scheduled a series of structured roundtables designed to elicit opinions and suggestions for improvement from […]

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May 23, 2017

Mold – Don’t Read This One While Eating Lunch

I attended a lunch and learn last week and the topic was…mold. Not so great to stare at pictures of black mold while chowing down on a sandwich, but we attorneys are made of strong stuff. I’ll share with you what I learned about mold and how to deal with it when it’s in a […]

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May 1, 2017

The Supreme Court’s Landmark Special Education Decision Explained

  On March 22, 2017 the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark and unanimous decision in favor of special education students in the case of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. The Court held that for a school to meet its IDEA obligation of providing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to disabled students, […]

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March 6, 2017

It’s Never Too Soon to Draw up a Will

Writing a will is one of the most important tasks you can do for your family and loved ones. A will allows you to retain control over who inherits your possessions. And you will have peace of mind in knowing that your assets will go the persons of your choice. A will is a legal […]

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February 28, 2017

Top 5 Cities that Are Especially Accommodating for Children with Special Needs

When looking for a city in which to live, the majority of people think of such factors as affordability, many opportunities for employment, a reputable school system, and an assortment of leisure-time activities. However, people with special needs also frequently consider the following factors when searching for a place to live: Accessibility of public facilities […]

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February 13, 2017

Working as an Independent Contractor: Know Your Rights

An independent contractor is an individual who is in charge of his or her own business. Independent contractors earn their living from their businesses rather than from their employers. At times, they are referred to as consultants, business owners, freelancers, self-employed or entrepreneurs. While an employee works for one employer, an independent contractor usually works […]

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February 8, 2017

7 Clauses in the Standard Contract

I recently had this conversation with my friend MaryAnn the realtor: Me: What causes you the most consternation with your clients? MaryAnn: “As Is!” Me: How come? What’s wrong with “As Is?” MaryAnn: What does “As Is” mean?!? If you ask a group of 50 sellers, buyers, and realtors what “As Is” means, you’ll get […]

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February 6, 2017

Managing Real Estate within an Estate

Dealing with a death of a loved one is never easy.  Managing property within an estate comes with additional consideration for the Executor.*  Realtors are often involved as well, helping family members cope with their loss, as well as how to best handle not only a large financial asset, but also a place of personal […]

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