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Check out all of Disability Scoop’s original series Scoop Essentials. Your Life. Your Issues. Your World.

How To Get The Break You Need (July 14, 2009)
For caregivers, rest and relaxation is essential. Find out why and how to get relief.

Preventing Violence, Abuse and Neglect (July 7, 2009)
People with developmental disabilities can be seen as easy prey. How to avoid being victimized.

IEPs Inside Out (June 9, 2009)
The head of one of the nation’s largest special education programs gives you an insider’s take.

Disclosing Disability, Tackling A Dicey Proposition (June 2, 2009)
Explaining a disability to family, friends or even perfect strangers.

In Search Of Home Sweet Home (May 12, 2009)
How to find just the right living situation when mom and dad’s house is no longer an option.

The Rx Lowdown (April 28, 2009)
Psychiatric medication is seen as an answer to many behavioral and emotional issues. But is it?

Inside The World Of Siblings (April 21, 2009)
They’ll be around longer than any parent, teacher or therapist, but what does it mean to be a sibling?

The Dollars And Cents Of Disability (April 7, 2009)
Your guide to government benefits, special needs trusts, conservatorships, taxes and more.

Coping With A Diagnosis (March 9, 2009)
Dealing with a diagnosis is tough. Our expert walks you through the process of finding inner peace.

Behavior, Taming the 800-Pound Gorilla (March 2, 2009)
A behavior expert who has autism herself tells you how to distinguish a tantrum from a meltdown and how to control and prevent both.

Beating The Employment Odds (February 16, 2009)
Americans with disabilities are far more likely to be unemployed than their non-disabled peers. But not to fear. There are opportunities to make money while doing something you enjoy, no matter your abilities or skill level.

Transition, It’s A Brave New World (February 9, 2009)
Advice for every step of transition planning from dealing with school districts to the steps you can take at home to ensure that independent adulthood is a reality.

Save My Marriage (February 2, 2009)
Must-read advice about communication, dealing with a diagnosis, handling grief and frustration and learning to take care of yourself when you’re caring for a person with a disability.

IEP Boot Camp (January 5, 2009)
Must-read advice for anyone headed to an IEP meeting tackling everything from preparing for and participating in an IEP meeting to what rights students with disabilities have under the law.

Dating 101 (December 15, 2008)
Everything from meeting that special someone to going on a date and staying safe. Plus, advice for parents and caregivers.

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