No More Degrees of Separation*
Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Albert Einstein, Al Gore, Bill Gates, Carl Jung, Henry Ford, Mark Twain, Vincent van Gogh, Thomas Jefferson…
Individuals with children or other family members with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Dan Marino, Doug Flutie, Scott Mellanby, Sylvester Stallone, Jenny McCarthy, Ernie Els, Toni Braxton, Rodney and Holly Robinson Pete…
Your neighbor, your relative, your friend, you: no more degrees of separation, not just someone famous or the child of someone famous but someone that you know is affected by Autism or a developmental disability.
*In 2007, we were at No Degrees of Separation. In 2012, we have come full circle to separation in our own community. There is one thing no one will argue: 1 in 88 kids is A LOT. Add the children that already compromised the class called epidemic and A LOT on top of epidemic is UNACCEPTABLE.
If you have a child with special needs who is on the road to recovery or taking a journey along the road less traveled, be prepared for a long, windy and costly road trip.
Intervention services are intrusive, extensive and tremendously expensive. Federal and California State law provide funding to children with special needs. That being said, due to the high cost of intervention services, California and the Nation’s budgetary crisis and budget cuts coupled with the overall litigiousness of our society-you will need a special needs attorney to secure such funding.
Melanie Segal has been dedicated to providing special needs advocacy for 14 years and her office provides effective and affordable legal services to children with special needs and their families.
Navigating your child’s way through special education and ensuring their receipt of appropriate intervention services at all necessary stages is a full-time job in and of itself. Not to mention the primary caregiver training component necessary for success, scheduling, driving to therapies, setting up play dates, caring for other children in the home, the dog, litigation, and just plain coping. Do not attempt to go at it alone. Call or email The Law Office of Melanie Segal, this is what we do all day, everyday – we get it.
This website is focused on autism spectrum disorders, however, we provide equal disability representation.