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Hoarding Behaviors, Organizational Issues and Downsizing Leslie Josel, Order Out of Chaos Download
An Update on Alzheimer’s Jed Levine Listen
Re-Energizing Family Advocacy Mohan Mehra, The Arc of the United States Download
The Importance of Self Esteem with Children in Bullying Susan Hendler,
Sociable Kidz
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Parenting Apart – An educational program for parents going through separation or divorce Monica Rickenberg 06/10/10
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Special Education Reform and Your Child’s Rights Jean Mizutani 06/03/10
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Living with Autism, Addressing the Difficulties Dr. Christopher Tice and Dr. Robert Melillo 05/27/10
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Well Being and Community Integration Paula Barbag, Jacqui Phillips 05/20/10
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Reading Strategies for Children with Developmental Disabilities Judith Gartman 05/14/10
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Senior Living and Residences John Muzio 05/06/10
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Unraveling the Maze of Veterans’ Benefits Ellyn S. Kravitz 04/29/10
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Self-Advocacy Ric Swierat, Kim Kaiser 04/22/10
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Keeping Seniors Active Julia Schwartz-Leeper 04/15/10
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Home-Caregivers Audrey Perlman 04/08/10
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Veterans’ Benefits Sam Riti 04/01/10
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“Care-Givers Need Caring, Too!” Diane Cooper 03/25/10
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Advocating for Students with Special Needs Adrienne J. Arkontaky and Harriet P. Schleifer 03/18/10
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Learning Through Art Jordan Jankus 12/17/09
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Student Advocacy: Breaking Down Barriers Harriet Schleifer, Jean Lucasey, Maryan Johnson 12/10/09
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The Growing Role of Geriatric Care Managers Linda Goldsmith 12/3/09
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The Power of Music Therapy Peter Muir 11/05/09
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Election Issues Robert Astorino 10/29/09
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Reverse Mortgages: Tapping into Home Equity Steve Lamoreaux 10/08/09
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Care for an Aging Loved One Helene Bergman 9/24/09
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The importance of fun: recreation for individuals with developmental disabilities Rose Roth 9/17/09
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Discussion of services offered by the John A. Coleman School. Jane Boyle 6/11/09
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A Changing Places representative outlines how the elderly can organize for life changes. Paula Meighan 6/4/09
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Discussion of services offered by careers for people with disabilities. Christina Cornish-Lauria 5/28/09
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A Westchester Dept. of Community Mental Health representative discusses community services available for people with special needs. Matthew Faulkner 5/21/09
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Neuropsychology Randall Thomas, Ph.D 5/14/09
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NorthEast Recreation offers year-round recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Janet Riley 5/7/09
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Transition planning issues. Ralph Szur, Westchester Arc 4/23/09
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Discussion of services offered at Independent Living. Joe Bravo 4/16/09
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Elder Abuse & Preventive Measures with Pace Women’s Justice Center representatives. Joan Miller & Susan Ferlauto 4/2/09
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Epilepsy Life Links – Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group – discusses epilepsy treatment. Dawn Brace 3/26/09
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Discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Nichols of Cabrini Eldercare about his job as a geriatrician. Dr. Jeffrey Nichols 3/19/09
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Willow Towers, Jean Dunphy & Rita Mabli Jean Dunphy & Rita Mabli 12/04/08
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Discussion about how the Miracle League gives children with special needs a chance to play baseball, have fun, and build a sense of independence. Stephen Madey 11/20/08
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Harriet Weinberger of Harriet Weinberger & Associates discusses her duties as an educational consultant. Harriet Weinberger 11/06/08
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Family Ties offers services for families with children that have emotional, psychiatric, social and behavioral difficulties. Carol Hardesty 10/30/08
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Gwenn Canfield of Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities talks about the services they offer for children and adults with disabilities. Gwenn Canfield 10/2/08
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Discussion about Alzheimers and issues in Alzheimer’s care. Ruth Ahearn 9/25/08
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Discussion with Gideon Schein of Eddy & Schein In-Home Administrators for Seniors about the services they offer such, helping the elderly person collect the correct documents to file for a trust. Gideon Schein 9/18/08
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Joseph Accetta of Westchester County Surrogate’s Court talks about what a surrogate court is and the various issues that the surrogate court deals with. Joseph Accetta 9/4/08
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Discussion with Walter Joseph about the history of the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie and how now they provide services for children with emotional and mental disabilities. Walter Joseph 5/29/08
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Comerica Bank & Trust discusses their Special Needs Trusts services. Andrew Roman 5/22/08
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Discussion with the group Esplanade. Kate Monagan 5/15/08
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Crys McCuin of Dutchess ARC discusses the services Dutchess ARC provides for individuals with developmental disabilities. Crys McCuin 5/08/08
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Robert Grubman of Grubman Associates talks about financial issues facing citizens in a down economy. Robert Grubman 5/01/08
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Ric Swierat of Westchester ARC talks about the various services Westchester ARC offers for children and adults with disabilities. Ric Swierat 4/17/08
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Gayle Cratty of Sail at Ferncliff discusses her role at Sail at Ferncliff and the services they offer for special needs children. Gayle Cratty 4/10/08
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Discussion of financial planning for children with special needs. Stephen Ehrens 3/27/08
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Discussion with MetDESK about special needs planning and the services MetDESK can offer. Brian Finn 12/20/07
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Bernard A. Krooks talks with Adrienne Arkontaky of Littman Krooks LLP about her “perfect world,” where special needs children get all the help and support they need and how she helps make that happen. Adrienne Arkontaky 12/13/07
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Discussion of planning and organization skills. Anita Taylor 12/06/07
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Stephanie Russo of CPW talks about the various types of services the organization offers to individuals with developmental delays. Stephanie Russo 11/29/07
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Discussion with Opus Advisory Group about financial planning. Ralph Sessa 11/08/07
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Discussion with Cowen Financial about personal and business financial planning. Rob Segall 9/27/07
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Ruth Ahearn and Terry Kean of Alzheimer’s Association talk about the annual Memory Walk, which is to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Ruth Ahearn/Terry Kean 9/20/07
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Discussion with the Law Office of Andrew Cuddy about general estate planning issues. Andrew Cuddy 09/06/07
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Cerebral Palsy of Westchester representatives detail the programs they offer for those affected by Cerebral Palsy. Linda Kuck and Judy Katzen 06/14/07
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Discsussion of long term care insurance. Larry Thaul 06/07/07
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Rabbi Rosenblatt of Riverdale Jewish Center discusses hospice care. Rabbi Rosenblatt 05/31/07
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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society discusses programs available for those with Multiple Sclerosis and their families. Debby Bennett 05/24/07
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Artie Schwabe of Premier Home Healthcare Services talks about the services they offer for elderly citizens. Artie Schwabe 05/10/07
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DML Mortgage Enterprise on financial planning. Stephen Lamoreaux 05/03/07
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Miracle League representatives discuss a program that provides a baseball team for individuals ages 5-21. Patti Barnes 04/26/07
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Discussion of financial issues and financial planning. Rob Grubman 04/19/07
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Dr.Ted Roth of Optimal Health and Development Center talks about programs that help people with special needs. Dr. Ted Roth 04/12/07
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Discussion with Joan Miller Cohn of Pace Women’s Justice Center about domestic violence. Joan Miller Cohn 12/14/06
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Discussion about the Special Olympics and helping individuals with developmental disabilities become independent and improve their self-image. Tom Hay 12/07/06
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Bernard A. Krooks talks with Joe Valenzano of Exceptional Parent Magazine about how the magazine got started. Joe Valenzano 11/30/06
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Discussion of services and programs available for individuals with disabilities. Rick Swierat 11/09/06
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Janet Riley of Northeast Recreation talks about providing recreational activities for individuals with special needs. Janet Riley 10/26/06
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Discussion with Elder Care Consulting, Inc. about issues in elder care. Loren Gilberg 10/19/06
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Discussion with Gayle Cratty of Heartsong about issues in elder law and special needs. Gayle Cratty 10/12/06
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Matt Valenzano of Exceptional Parent Magazine talks about caring for exceptional individuals. Matt Valenzano 10/05/06
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Discussion with The Alzheimer’s Association about Alzheimer’s issues. Ruth Ahearn 09/21/06
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Michael Markhoff of Danzinger & Markhoff, LLP talks about estate planning. Michael Markhoff 09/14/06
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Disucssion about improving the quality of nursing home care. Jane Bassano 09/07/06
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Discussion of financial planning and financial planning programs. Leo Cunningham 03/16/06
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Disabled & Alone Life Services discusses care for individuals with disabilities and special needs planning. Roz Brilliant 01/19/06
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Larry Thaul of Millenium Financial talks about medical planning, retirement, and long term care planning. Larry Thaul 01/12/06
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Littman Krooks LLP on elder law and estate planning. Bernard A. Krooks 01/07/06
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An Alzheimer’s Association representative discusses issues in Alzheimer’s care. Ruth Ahearn 12/01/05
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Northwestern Mutual offers advice on financial planning. Steve Ehrens 11/10/05
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Susan Cacace of Cacace Law Firm discusses general legal procedures. Susan Cacace 11/03/05
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Classic Residence by Hyatt talks about communities for the elderly. Sue Lobel 10/20/05
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Ability Beyond Disability representatives talk about helping individuals with disabilities to become more independent. Jill Gentile & Sharon Denosly 10/06/05
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Discussion of programs available for children with Cerebral Palsy. Gayle Cratty 09/29/05
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Discussion with Adaptive Architecture about specialized architecture for individuals with disabilities. Todd Rosenblum 09/22/05
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Merker Insurance Group discusses long term care insurance. David Merker 09/08/05
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