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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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

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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.

Holiday tricks to make it stress free 2 Replies

This week on STARFISH SPEAKS I would love to share tips and tricks from the trenches-Can you share some ?  Want to be on the radio - call in with your tips between 1-2 pm Sunday October 22 to 216-578-1490 and you can listen on the internet at…Continue

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Possible BP 1 Reply

My son is 9 years old. Over the past 5.5 years he’s changed almost every characteristic about himself. My once outgoing strong willed little boy has became a loose cannon at any moment. As I write loose cannon let me elaborate more: his sleeping…Continue

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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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