Disability Law

Language is often something that is debated in the disability community. Do we use the term “Disabled”, or do we use “Special Needs”? Should someone be shunned or shamed because they prefer to use one term over the other? Is there too much emphasis on the language and not enough focus on allyship and effecting change together as one group? In this episode, Annette brings back mom and author Julie Falcone to discuss how to…
Most assistance offered to disabled children and adults is for the disabled individual.  Not everyone may realize that their families may need assistance as well.  Parents and siblings can suffer from anxiety, fear, stress, and a host of other issues related to their loved one’s disability. In this episode, Annette speaks with Don Grothoff, a behavior transformation specialist, family coach and father of three about his personal experience dealing with “invisible disabilities” within his family…
As adults, most of us generally understand what being anxious or having anxiety means and how it feels.  Adults may understand what another adult, therapist or a doctor may tell them about anxiety, but what about your children? How do you tell your children about anxiety in a way that they will understand?    Summer Batte, an author, magazine editor and mother, faced her own challenges with this for many years.  Summer’s daughter…
The questions have been piling up in Host Annette Hines’ inbox so it is time to do a Q&A session.  Making sure the disabled community has access to all the information they need is key to Annette.  This is one reason why in addition to being a successful attorney, Annette is a podcast host, speaker, author, and blogger.   As an attorney, Annette does have an ethical responsibility though to not engage in a client…