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Special Needs and Unwanted Surprises: Dealing with Last-Minute Disruptions in an Uncertain World

Read Time 5 Minutes If there’s anything worse than having your plans spoiled, it’s having plans spoiled when they include someone who has autism or Down syndrome, who never heard the unspoken “circumstances permitting” behind “we’ll go to the beach…
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Getting the Word Out: How You Can Help Others Find Affordable Digital Access

Read Time 2 Minutes As discussed in our recent post, “Library Hotspots and Lift Zones,” lack of reliable high-speed internet is an educational, economic, and vocational disadvantage. Fortunately, there are many options for getting advanced digital access on a limited…
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Library Hotspots and Lift Zones: Making the Internet Universally Accessible

Written By Katherine SwartsRead Time 3 Minutes After the initial COVID outbreak of 2020 shut down public gatherings, the disadvantages of living without reliable broadband internet became obvious. School kids in low-income families, cut off from in-person education and unable…
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When Your Parent(s) and Your Child(ren) Have Special Needs

Written By Katherine SwartsRead Time 7 Minutes July is National Sandwich Generation Month—a time to honor everyone who has accepted the challenge of helping aging parents while simultaneously raising minor children. Even if your children are self-reliant for their age…