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By Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, P.C., Attorneys at Law On January 1, 2013 the Department of Children and Families (DCF) assumed responsibility for determining eligibility and providing services for children and young adults with developmental disabilities under the age of 21. In late December, most families eligible for services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities […]

It can be difficult to understand Medicare and Medicaid and which covers what. Understanding the differences between the two is crucial for the proper and timely planning of your future and for the future of a child with a developmental disability.

When it comes to special education and disability law, students may be eligible for special education and related services if they have a disability that adversely impacts their learning – not just in academics, but in other areas as well. Some, like those with Asperger’s, have difficulty participating in group activities due to poor social and communication skills. Students with emotional or behavioral disabilities may struggle with life skills, self-regulation, organizational skills or coping skills. They may be eligible for services to help in these areas.