Feb. 12, 2015 INCIID Insights: Infertility: Getting to the Heart and Special Education Advocacy

Getting to the Heart of the Matter
by Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCB

Here’s an idea for having a truly rewarding experience as a gift to each other on Valentine’s Day.  Forget all the trappings: wine (which may be off limits now anyway), reservations at the hottest restaurant in town (says who?), followed by even hotter sex (when sex has become irrelevant), a dozen overpriced roses, and all else.  How about an evening of deepening your intimacy?

To love someone is a decision, despite the Hallmark-esque expectation that violins will play.  Keeping that love alive is an even more crucial decision, made more challenging now by the enormous stress engendered in the quest to
“make”a baby with the help of a “team” rather than
create a baby in the privacy of your bedroom..   Learn More




Special Education Advocacy Stategies 

by Brice Palmer  


Today we are going to talk about creating an advocacy strategy for your next event-or any other issue-with the school. It could be an IEP or 504 meeting. It could be mediation. It could be writing a state administrative complaint. It could be any event or issue that is happening in the future that is connected to your child’s special education.

The first question you must answer is
“What needs to be fixed or resolved?

In the first two articles you learned how to get your education records, sort them, and store them. And you learned how to use the IEP checklist to document what you found out of compliance in your child’s IEP. Learn More



INCIID has moved from Arlington to Burke Virginia.

In discussions with the US Postal Service about our mail, we discovered forwarding mail has been sporadic.  If you sent us an IVF application, a donation, a letter or anything after July 1, 2014, please re-send it and email us to let us know. We are sorry for the inconvenience our move caused.

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Whole Foods Market has recalled items prepared with a supplier’s ground cumin spice ingredient that may have contained undeclared peanut. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (MORE) 

Many couples and individuals with infertility are successful in building their family through treatment. Some build a family through adoption; including international adoption.  Families are built in a number of ways. But all have one thing in common; they are parenting children. Some of those children have special needs. After each article, we schedule a conference call or chat. The next call is scheduled for Thursday February 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM ET. Sign Up Here (For Current Newsletter)

Special Offer Telephone Conference Participants

Be sure to call in to the telephone conference that follows each of the articles.

INCIID will put every telephone conference attendee’s name in a hat. After the conference, INCIID will put on the blinders and pull one name out of the hat. The “winner” can then get a free one-on-one telephone conference with Brice.

Any special education topic for the conference with Brice is fair game.

INCIID will notify the “winner” by email.

There is no cost for either the article series or the phone in conferences or chats. Please do remember however that INCIID is a nonprofit and runs its programs and services on donations and contributions.

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