Transition to Adulthood for Individuals w/ Developmental Disabilities, Life after School

This week’s show is on Transition to Adulthood  for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and features Millie Bucy, retired Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Parent Services Manager / Parent Liaison Project Founder and Phyllis Guthman, retired (FDLRS) Parent Services CommunicationsLiaison and Wooton & Guthman LLC Founder.  

Wooton & Guthman LLC provides Special Needs Consultation, Communications and Resources and is a Special Needs Family Hour Sponsor! Resources mentioned are available on the Special Needs Family Hour website!

Pictured: Millie Bucy, Phyllis Guthman, Julie Ames, SNFH, and Jose Cruz, On-Air Studio Engineer

Pictured: Millie Bucy, Phyllis Guthman, Julie Ames, SNFH, and Jose Cruz, On-Air Studio Engineer

Transition To Adulthood for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Parent Resources For Life Beyond High School by Phyllis Guthman & Mildred Bucy 
Wooton & Guthman LLC

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Emma Hemness Attorney at Law Discusses Long Term Care, SSI, Trusts, and Able Accounts

Our guest is Emma Hemness Attorney at Law. She is a state and nationally recognized Expert in Elder Law. She is one of only 100 board certified elder law attorneys in Florida. She was the 2011 Florida Elder Law Attorney of the Year, 2011 Top 50 Women Lawyers in Florida, and Florida Super Lawyer in Elder Law 2008-2015.

Emma is one of our families most trusted advisors. She has helped us put into place – a plan to take care of our daughters when we are no longer around. She also has helped my Mother and  Mother-in-law with their Estate planning.

We discuss planning ahead to protect your special needs child with disabilities, including Long Term Care, Supplemental Security Income, Guardianship Advocacy, Trusts, and Able Accounts.

Emma Hemness and Julie Ames, SNFH

Emma Hemness and Julie Ames, SNFH

The Elder Law Office of Emma Hemness, P.A.
Emma R. Hemness, Esquire

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Discuss “Finding Mathew” with Author Donna Kirk. It’s a Story of Hope and Encouragement.

Our guest this week is Donna Kirk. She is the author of the book “Finding Mathew”. It is a story about “the sorrows, struggles, and challenges, as well as the amazing presence of love and joy – that come with being the parent of a child with disabilities.

Donna’s son Matthew was born brain-damaged as a result of oxygen deprivation. At the time (1970) Donna and her husband were advised by doctors to put Matthew in an institution, have another baby as soon as possible, and get on with their life. Needless to say Donna and her husband did not take that advice! “Finding Matthew” tells the story of Matthew’s life from birth to age 40.

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DonnaKirk.com: Donna Kirk’s blog is all about what happened in between Matthew’s devastating diagnosis and his successful life as a respected, contributing member
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Special Needs Ministries – One Roof Initiative and Young Life Capernaum

This week’s show will feature Sally DePalma of The One Roof Initiative and Allen Guy with special friends from the New Tampa Young Life Capernaum Ministries.

On April 23, 2016, The One Roof Initiative will partner with Idlewild Baptist Church,
to host “Disability and Your Church” for Church Leaders and Volunteers! Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing ($20) through Apr. 3, then $25. Lunch is included!  Register Online Here

Young Life began with a few simple ideas about sharing the truth of God’s love with adolescents. Link

Guardianship Part 2, Pepin Academies Special Needs Nurse

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Part 2:  Jay Hemness is back to answer Guardianship questions

Following Jay Hemness, on the same show, will be the Pepin Academies School Nurse, Diane McCurdy. Diane is an expert when it comes to helping special needs families and their children. Learn more about one of our Show Sponsors – Pepin Academies!

Guardianship Part 1 with Attorney of Law Jay Hemness

Our guest is Jay Hemness, Attorney at Law. Jay will discuss the Guardianship process for your special needs child, 18 year old and older. Part 2 will be broadcast on Sunday, March 13!

Following Jay Hemness, on the same show, will be the Pepin Academies School Nurse, Diane McCurdy. Diane is an expert when it comes to helping special needs families and their children.  Learn more about one of our Show Sponsors – Pepin Academies!

The Elder Law Office of Emma Hemness, P.A.
Gerald Hemness, Esq.
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HCPS Adults With Disabilities Programs

Our guest this week is Keensha Parham, Coordinator of Adults with Disabilities for Hillsborough County Public Schools. Join us as we discuss the various job training programs available to students with disabilities ages 18 years of age and older.

Tchecoy Blount, Transition Facilitator at the STAGES Program at USF, Nicholas Brancagee, a STAGES Program Student, Keensha Parham, and Julie Ames.

Tchecoy Blount, Transition Facilitator at the STAGES Program at USF, Nicholas Brancagee, a STAGES Program Student, Keensha Parham, and Julie Ames.

Hillsborough County Public Schools: Workforce and Continuing Education Programs for Adults with Disabilities (PDF)

Hart’s Travel Trainer Program for those with special needs who take the bus

Our guest this week is Mark Sheppard with Hart’s Public Transit Service. Join us as we discuss the Hart’s Travel Trainer Program for those with special needs who need to learn how to take the bus.

Pictured left to right: Mark Sheppard and Julie Ames, SNFH

Pictured left to right: Mark Sheppard and Julie Ames, SNFH

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) Travel Training Program: A FREE program, riding with a HART team member and receive step-by-step instructions on using the transit guide, reading a passenger schedule and riding the bus. Available in both English and Spanish. Call HART Travel Training Coordinator at 813-384-6307 or email: sheppardm@goHART.org. Disabled persons are eligible, provided their disability does not require special assistance or specifically trained personnel.

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The Special Needs Family Hour Presents: Buddy Baseball Tampa!

This week’s rebroadcast of our July 24, 2015 show features: Buddy Baseball Tampa!  Russ Oberbroeckling, Buddy Baseball Commissioner, is joined by his daughter and Buddy, Hannah Oberbroeckling, player Zachary Mueller, Coach of the Mustangs, Michelle Vaughan  and Buddy Baseball Board memberPhyllis Guthman.

Pictured left to right: Julie Ames, SNFH, Russ Oberbroeckling, Phyllis Guthman, Zachary Mueller, Hannah Oberbroeckling and Michelle Vaughan. Share Tweet

Pictured left to right: Julie Ames, SNFH, Russ Oberbroeckling, Phyllis Guthman,
Zachary Mueller, Hannah Oberbroeckling and Michelle Vaughan.

 

The Special Needs Family Hour Presents: Special Olympics FL Healthy Community!!

This week’s rebroadcast of our August 7, 2015 show features Special Olympics Florida Healthy Community – Tampa Bay! 
They are sponsored by Special Olympics Florida and the State of Florida, Agency for Persons with Disabilities. We will also have a parent, Kim Mueller, sharing her tips on Medical Record Organization.

Kim Mueller and Julie Ames, SNFH

Kim Mueller and Julie Ames, SNFH

 Kim and her husband Dennis and son Zachary

Kim and her husband Dennis and son Zachary

Pictured left to right: Healthy Community, Community Outreach Manager, Cydnee Dennison, Julie Ames, SNFH, and Healthy Community Site Director, Allison Rapp

Pictured left to right: Healthy Community, Community Outreach Manager, Cydnee Dennison, Julie Ames, SNFH, and Healthy Community Site Director, Allison Rapp


Healthy Community is a premier, health care delivery approach that focuses on the whole person with an intellectual or developmental disability and provides integrated health care coordination that includes primary health care.