STARFISH is excited to welcome you to our new website. 

We have some new features to share with you.

Members are now able to:

     1. Create blogs.

     2. Subscribed to forums by email! 

     3. Design their own page.

     4. Follow discussions on twitter, facebook and email.

We look forward to exploring this new social media with everyone. 

We will also begin our 'Introduction to Educational Advocacy' classes for parents this summer and hope that many of you will join us on Blackboard for our classes. Watch for registration to appear in the next few weeks!




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Looking for advocate near Summit County/AAC knowledge a plus

Hi My name is Rachel Waterson.  Looking for a reliable advocate in near Summit County area. I have an 11 year old non verbal son in Public Schools. He is just now getting trained in AAC so an Advocate who is familiar with AAC would be a plus. I am…Continue

Started by Rachel in Welcome and Introductions 18 hours ago.

We need your help, make a tax deductible donation today!

Remember a donation to STARFISH is tax deductible! And easy to https://www.paypal.me/Starfishspeaks help continue to get information out to others through our STARFISH SPEAKS outreach. We need you…Continue

Tags: #disabilities, #starfishadvocacyassociation, #starfishspeaks

Started by Truenorth in Welcome and Introductions Dec 30, 2017.

Center for Applied Drama and Autism

We have the best show this week with Wendy Duke and Laura Valendza as they talk about how Applied Drama can help persons with Autism.    I have personal experience with CADA as during their inaugural classes my son Willem joined in as one of their…Continue

Tags: Autism, CADA

Started by STARFISH Advocacy Association in STARFISH SPEAKS Nov 17, 2017.

Money,money, benefits, Medicare and Medicaid! 1 Reply

This week on Starfish Speaks we talk with Barbara Thomas about working with a disability. We will dispel the myths, talk about how to work and maintain SSI AND SSDI benefits. Plans to help build independence for our young adults and more..please…Continue


Started by Truenorth in STARFISH SPEAKS. Last reply by STARFISH Advocacy Association Oct 29, 2017.


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Summer is a time for learning and playing!

Summer has always been the easiest and hardest time of the year depending on the age of your child and the level of need they have in arranging social contacts and activities. 

It is a time for camps, reading, learning new skills and in this day of technology alot of time kids want to send their summers on the computer instead of outside. 

Today, an interesting report on childhood obesity was issues by http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/ with…


Posted by Truenorth on May 21, 2012 at 7:31am

Continuum of Educational Services for Special Needs Students

Continuum of Educational Services

for Special Needs Students

So often parents ask for me to explain the continuum of educational services or say that the school refuses to allow their child to attend their home school because they are unable to follow the classroom rules within the…


Posted by STARFISH Advocacy Association on April 14, 2012 at 10:30pm

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