Disabilities

David Flink: Empowering Those Who Learn Differently

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Interview
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David Flink: Empowering Those Who Learn Differently
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Work and Life Podcast

Overview on the Medicare & Medicaid Eligibility Requirements

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Infographic
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Overview on the Medicare & Medicaid Eligibility Requirements
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Hofstra Law’s Online Master’s in Health Law and Policy program

The health care industry has been profoundly affected by recent laws. The impact on Medicare and Medicaid merits a closer look given the number of people who are affected. Under the Affordable Care Act, the criteria for eligibility to these programs have been modified.

Parents of Special Needs Children Require Help in the Workplace, Too

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News Article
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Parents of Special Needs Children Require Help in the Workplace, Too
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Bizjournals
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Debra I. Schafer, Founder, Education Navigation

A follow-up article to an interview on Susan Rocco's radio program - Women To Watch, where we discussed work/life issues and the needs of working parents who have special needs children and how companies can support them...and more.

Education Should Be Anything But Special

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Blog
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Education Should Be Anything But Special
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

The way we describe something can lead toward inclusion or create obstacles.  It's time for us to re-evaluate how we describe education for students who need more, different, or individualized instruction and support.  Because the way it's described today is alienating many and it continues for years.

The 1 Thing All Parents Must Know

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Blog
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The 1 Thing All Parents Must Know
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

With the start of school approaching, it's important for parents to recognize their role in helping their children succeed.  And it's not just for today, but long-term where independence and employment are the goal.  Many with disabilities have realized success.

College Transition: ADHD - Learning Disabilities

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Interview
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College Transition: ADHD - Learning Disabilities
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Blog Talk Radio
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

Invited to be a guest on Blog Talk Radio, this is a lively discussion with program host Dr. Richard Selznick, psychologist, author of "The Shut-Down Learner" and "School Struggles," and director of the Cooper Learning Center in the Department of Pediatrics, Cooper University Hospital on the college transition process for students with ADHD, learning disabilities, and other special needs.  A key focus was on parents - ensuring they know the things they need to do to support their children before, during, and after the transition.

College & Disabilities: Parents Are Pivotal

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Blog
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College & Disabilities: Parents Are Pivotal
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

With college fast approaching, there are things parents of students with disabilities need to know and do.  From two recent online discussions, here are several key pieces of information.

Parents Living A Private Hell

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Blog
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Parents Living A Private Hell
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

The end of the school year is a time when parents and their children unwind, vacation, spend some leisurely time together...basically relax a bit.  Yet for many other parents, summer is no different from any other season because struggling children struggle every day.  Their parents are struggling too...often hidden in plain sight.  Respect and support is their due...and more.

Words From Education Navigation/Debra I. Schafer

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Newsletter
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Words From Education Navigation/Debra I. Schafer
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Education Navigation, LLC & Debra I. Schafer
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Debra Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

Inviting you to read our new newsletter with information about a summer workshop for employees who have children with Asperger's, ADD/ADHD, and learning differences heading to college (or those planning to attend), several recent blog posts, upcoming activities in June, and the relaunch of another website.  Please do sign-up as well if you'd be interested in periodic updates.

Autism...What's Going To Happen After High School?

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Blog
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Autism...What's Going To Happen After High School?
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Education Navigation, LLC & Debra I. Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

With companies such as Microsoft recruiting young adults with autism, ensuring that parents are armed with the information and strategies necessary to help prepare their children for what happens after graduation - whether college or employment - is key.  Many do not know what to do, when, or how and data reflected in the attached support the fact that helping parents to help their children must be a priority.  Why?  Because your company will be recruiting these capable young adults too and you'll want them to have the skills necessary to succeed.

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