Six Flags NJ – bring a doctor note

By Rick Colosimo / October 7, 2015 /

This summer, I finally managed to stop in at the guest services building (which is not the main guest services, so ask first before you wait in the line) at Six Flags in Jackson, NJ. I picked up the Equal Access Pass for my son with ASD. The process was super-fast and painless. The pass…

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Augcomm New Jersey: augmentative communication meeting

By Rick Colosimo / May 31, 2011 / Comments Off on Augcomm New Jersey: augmentative communication meeting

Augcomm New Jersey is being produced by Eric Jager, who I’ve met. He’s a parent and skilled in meeting and event planning (at the big-boy level). I’m sure this will be a well-planned event with useful information for participants. Registration is now open for Augcomm New Jersey, a forum on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)…

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Tell us about your health insurance

By Rick Colosimo / September 27, 2010 / Comments Off on Tell us about your health insurance

Since the passage and effectiveness of New Jersey’s autism insurance bill, I have been struck by the odd circumstance of it being so difficult to figure out if you have coverage under the law. It took a while, but I finally created a system to share information about the health insurance benefits provided by our…

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Severe discrepancy: references

By Rick Colosimo / October 10, 2009 / Comments Off on Severe discrepancy: references

Here are some quotes from relevant laws and regulations regarding the usage of the severe discrepancy model for determining whether a child has a specific learning disability: IDEA sections: a. 20 USC 1414(b)(2) says: (2)  Conduct of evaluation In conducting the evaluation, the local educational agency shall— (A) use a variety of assessment tools and…

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