Disability Law

In this episode of Parenting Impossible, host Annette Hines talks to sleep consultant Melissa Doman. For more than ten years, Melissa has worked with special needs families who are fed up with sleepless nights and are ready to find solutions despite being told there’s nothing that can be done about their child’s sleep problems.   Annette and Melissa begin their discussion with an explanation of “sleep training” and how it can benefit special needs children…
As we all know, transition planning has been one of the most challenging services to provide during the past 6 months.   In the beginning of the pandemic, all of the special needs students were pulled from their vocational rehabilitation programs. All of the counselors stopped working and the program shut down, therefore there were no training services being provided.     This has been hugely problematic. As students are ready to transfer from a high…
In episode 68 of Parenting Impossible, host Annette Hines speaks with special needs mother Leah Moore. Leah is not only a mother of three, but also a writer and high school English teacher. As a writer, she has been featured in several publications including Today’s Kids in Motion Magazine and has her own blog, Loving You Big. Leah is currently working on her first book as well. Leah’s life changed after her daughter, Jordan…
The coronavirus pandemic has raised many issues for employers and older employees.  Many employees, over the age of 40, are faced with questions and concerns about the potentially discriminatory decisions being made by their employers regarding layoffs, terminations and returning to the workplace. A significant increase in age discrimination lawsuits is expected due to the pandemic. These claims will be based on the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which prohibits discrimination against workers…
In the words of Parenting Impossible Host Annette Hines, “give yourself a break.” In this mini-podcast, Annette shares four tips special needs parents and caretakers should consider as they continue to navigate distance learning and new social distancing guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Find or Recreate Your Team Think about one or two people in your life that can step in and allow you to take a physical break. Whether it’s a member…
During a recent Facebook Live event hosted within our “Circle of Care” Facebook Group, Special Needs Companies founder Annette Hines discussed all things special needs planning and special needs trusts.  Essentially, special needs planning serves to connect your long-term goals for your special needs child or loved one with financial assets and key documents. One of these documents is a special needs trust. There are two types of special needs trusts, and they are…