Autism Rocks!

Jack, Luke, and Saul are The AutistiX, the UK’s premier autistic rock group. The boys are a tight-knit friendship group, expressing themselves through rock and roll in a way that they struggle to off the stage. Can they impress the crowds as they go on tour for the first time, and build up to their…

Social Security Is 80!

  August 12th, 2015 Here’s what the Social Security Administration has to say: “Social Security has provided critical financial help to people of all ages for the last 80 years, and despite our age, we’re far from retiring! As the Social Security program celebrates its historic birthday this August, we’re reflecting on our diverse history,…

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Luzerne County invites MLO to Speak on Bullying/Preventing Child Abuse

Bullying 101 & How to be a Leader in Preventing Child Abuse Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 · 7:00 pm · Kings College · Wilkes-Barre, PA Children with disabilities are often subject to bullying & abuse. Many people are unaware that the Pennsylvania Legislature has adopted legislation requiring school districts to address bullying. Heather Hulse, JD, MS,…

Michael Connolly, Esq. to speak at the 2015 Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute: High Expectations for Achievement Conference

  The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PATTAN) is sponsoring the 2015 Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute: High Expectations for Achievement 4-day conference beginning August 9th through August 13th in Hershey, PA. All topics encompass issues related to serving students and young children with deafness and hearing loss, blindness, deaf-blindness, visual impairment, intellectual disabilities, traumatic and brain…

Congress Overwhelmingly Approves Bill Bolstering Medicare Patients’ Hospital Rights

July 29th, 2015 by Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation Monday night requiring hospitals across the nation to tell Medicare patients when they receive observation care but have not been admitted to the hospital. It’s a distinction that’s easy to miss until patients are hit with big medical bills after…

New bill signed by Governor Wolf has potential for positive change for both advocates in the mental illness community as well as Pennsylvania’s justice system

July 2015 This past month, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe signed a bill that will require more training for police officers and district magisterial judges in recognizing and understanding persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and autism. This bill has potential to reduce officer injury, bystander injury, and consumer injury, as well as quickly getting people in the right hands of the…

NORTHEASTERN, PA, July 28th, 2015: McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. Prevails Again Before a Special Education Hearing Officer in NEPA

  NORTHEASTERN, PA, July 28th, 2015: McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. is eager to announce that they have successfully secured another win before a Special Education Hearing Officer in Northeastern, Pennsylvania. Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A., a shareholder at the firm and the operator of their Scranton, Pa office, has over fifteen years of experience in…