Special Needs Parenting

Why Guardianship or Alternatives to Guardianship Might Be Necessary

When we meet people at Special Needs Resource Fairs, we are often asked by parents why they may need guardianship…

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When You or Your Child Receives SSI

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program through the Social Security Administration which provides monthly payments to individuals with disabilities…

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IMPORTANT SURVEY regarding Waiver Programs and the Long Interest Lists!

In September 2022, The Handley Family proposed a bill that would later become known as “The Handley Bill” (HB4716).

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Testifying for HB4716

A day in the Texas State Capitol building (April 18, 2023) had The Handley Family testifying in support of HB4716…

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Referral to LIDDAs - TIME SENSITIVE

Team Handley at The Handley Law Office is committed to helping all families protect their loved ones now and in…

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The Handley Law Office Working for Change for Families - by Carey Nelson Handley

The Handley Law Office has been working behind the scenes to help enact change in Texas for Special Needs families.

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Love, Loss, and Regret

Our lives are enriched by the love of others: parents, children, friends and the others who impact our lives.

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Katy canine goes to school - Chron

It feels like show and tell at The Parish School in west Houston.

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Welcome to Holland - by Emily Perl Kingsley

Introduction by Carey Nelson Handley:

About the time we recognized that our daughter had developmental difficulties, Reader’s Digest printed an article…

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Keeping Records

None of us go into parenthood thinking that our child may have Special Needs.

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The Bullied and the Bystanders - by Carey Nelson Handley

There are few of us who can say they've never been bullied.

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How Do You Know When Your Child Needs Help - by Carey Nelson Handley

I remember taking our four-month old daughter to an appointment with her pediatrician.

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Keeping Our Kids Safe - by Carey Nelson Handley

All parents who are truly committed to their children's safety teach them basic skills to help them navigate the world…

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Birthday Parties and Babysitters - by Carey Nelson Handley

When our daughter was young, we had marvelous birthday parties for her.

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How to Plan for the Future - by Carey Nelson Handley

When you're a parent of a child with Special Needs, sometimes getting through the day-to-day challenges your family faces takes…

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Where to Get Your Child Tested

When you have a child with Special Needs, there will be many types of testing that you will encounter along…

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Why I Introduce My Child This Way - by Carey Nelson Handley

When I know I'll be introducing my daughter at networking meetings, to clients or others, I always include that she…

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It Is All Fun and Games (until it is not) by Carey Nelson Handley

Today, I drove by the elementary school my daughter attended for a few short years.

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Special Needs Resources (published article) by Carey Nelson Handley

When you first hear your child has "Special Needs", your world changes.

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On Comparisons - by Carey Nelson Handley

I distinctly remember bringing my then three year old daughter to my friend's house for a visit even thought it…

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Trae tha Truth: Newly opened Katy ice cream shop employs special needs 'heroes' by Claire Goodman

The employees, called "heroes," greet customers with an enthusiastic, "Howdy," and serve up small-batch, homemade frozen treats.

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What My Daughter Called Me Today - by Carey Nelson Handley

Today, my daughter told me I was overprotective.

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Carrying it Well - by Carey Nelson Handley

There's an old saying, “Just because I carry it well doesn't mean the load isn't heavy.

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When Your Child with Special Needs Does Not Look Like Special Needs - by Carey Nelson Handley

I have a friend whose daughter has Down Syndrome.

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On Planning - by Carey Nelson Handley

I had it all planned.

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Planning to Get Away - by Carey Nelson Handley

I have a friend who is always inviting me to visit her in her town about three hours from mine.

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My First Depression - by Carey Nelson Handley

I remember the day we were told our daughter would never drive, would never live alone, would never reach many…

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Interpreting Signs by Carey Nelson Handley

Every parent learns to recognize sign in our children's behavior, health and other components of their everyday life.

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On Being Normal, by Carey Handley

Last week, for the second time in my daughter's 24 years, she asked me why she couldn't be Normal.

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On Inspiring Others - by Carey Nelson Handley

It was always my hope that my words and the story of my journey of Special Needs parenting would inspire…

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What Now? - by Carey Nelson Handley

Children are born and, through the years, we give them the best foundation to help them navigate adulthood once they…

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I Am Not in Denial, by Carey Nelson Handley

I remember a conversation with someone who overheard a teacher talking to an acquaintance about my child.

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Medically Speaking: What Happens Without Guardianship? - by Carey Nelson Handley

We recently had a guardianship procedure in progress when the proposed Ward needed a tonsillectomy due to complications from infections…

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