Co-Signs Letter Highlighting Access Barriers Created by COVID-19

Co-Signs Letter Highlighting Access Barriers Created by COVID-19

Published: Mar 23, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage   |   Tags: , ,   |   No Comments

ASPIRE has joined nearly 200 organizations by co-signing a letter from Everylife Foundation to leadership in all 50 states aimed at highlighting the unique access barriers created by the coronavirus and temporary policy fixes that could serve to address them.

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Update – COVID-19 – Q&A with Dr. Nancy O’Hara

Update – COVID-19 – Q&A with Dr. Nancy O’Hara

Published: Mar 23, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage   |   Tags: , ,   |   No Comments

nformation regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 is rapidly changing. This is to be expected as it is a newly discovered strain. Today, March 23, 2020, Dr. O’Hara has updated information regarding Preventive measures to consider or if you or your child is mildly ill that we covered in our interview, COVID-19 – Q&A with Dr. Nancy O’Hara, published on March 21, 2020. 

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Oxidative stress and gut-derived lipopolysaccharides in children affected by paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections

Published: Mar 18, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Research   |   No Comments

Loffredo, L., Spalice, A., Salvatori, F., De Castro, G., Guido, C. A., Zicari, A. M., Ciacci, P., Battaglia, S., Brindisi, G., Ettorre, E., Nocella, C., Salvatori, G., Duse, M., Violi, F., & Carnevale, R. (2020). Oxidative stress and gut-derived lipopolysaccharides in children affected by paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections. BMC pediatrics, 20(1), […]

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PANS PANDAS Rocks

PANS PANDAS Rocks

Published: Mar 16, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage, Personal Stories   |   Tags: ,   |   No Comments

PANS Rocks!  Come Join the Fun!  Paint Rocks and Spread Awareness! ASPIRE spoke with Michelle Dowd, who has started a fun project for kids with PANS/PANDAS that also helps spread awareness, and we are happy to share it with you. We think this is the cutest project. Go for a walk, pick some rocks, come […]

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Delivery of IEP Services During Corona

Delivery of IEP Services During Corona

Published: Mar 13, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Schools & Educators   |   Tags: ,   |   No Comments

Many students with PANS/PANDAS have IEPs. During this period, many schools a being closed for extended periods completely while others are closing temporarily to make plans for remote teaching. The U.S. Department of Education lays out Questions and Answers on the states’ responsibilities for children with disabilities. Below we have pasted in two questions covered in the document. One is, if a school closes due to COVID-19 and provides no education to the general ed students, do they have to provide services to those with IEPs. The answer is No. The second is if the school is closed but providing educational services to the general ed students, do they have to provide those with disabilities educational services too? The answer is yes, to the best of their ability, under FAPE. Please read through the entire document as there are many other related topics covered including information on what happens when the child has COVID-19 and can’t attend.

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