Thursday, October 21, 2010

Upcoming Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc. Webinar Focuses on Parental Rights Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

On Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at 8:30pm, the Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) will host a webinar entitled Parental Rights Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The presenter will be Allison B. Vrolijk, Esq. Based in Georgia, Allison is an attorney/advocate for families of children with disabilities, as well as a mother of children with special needs.

This webinar is part of the Attachment & Trauma Network's Lifeline Series, monthly 90-minute interactive online seminars that bring experts on a variety of topics, via their computers, right to the parents of traumatized children and children with attachment disorder. The only device needed to participate is a computer with an Internet connection and speakers (microphone optional).

Cost to attend the seminar is $10 for ATN members and $25 for non-members (annual membership is $35; visit for membership information).

For more information on the seminar or to register, please visit

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Florida's Adoption Assistance Program

While researching post adoption resources in Hillsborough County today, I came across this very helpful link:

It includes information on everything from maintenance subsidies to the federal tax credit (please make sure you check into your eligibility for this if you haven't could literally decrease your amount of federal tax owed by thousands of dollars) to the college tuition exemption and more. Great resource...thanks, Florida's Adoption Information Center, for making this info. so readily accessible!