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Littman Krooks Podcasts

Insight into issues facing seniors and their families, and individuals with special needs.

Podcasts addressing a variety of goals, hopes and challenges

At Littman Krooks LLP, we take pride in applying our comprehensive legal knowledge and experience to the production of informative newsletters and articles. Our elder law, estate planning, special needs planning and special education advocacy attorneys are pleased to share their knowledge and insight into issues facing seniors and their families and individuals with special needs.

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How Do You Start Home Health Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Lou Giampa, President/Founder of Right at Home –  Westchester joins this episode of the Littman Krooks Podcast to discuss aging in place options and changes to home health care to protect clients and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NAMIWalks Your Way Westchester and Mental Health Awareness Month

Marie Considine, Director of Development at NAMI Westchester joins Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., on the Littman Krooks Podcast to discuss mental health awareness month, how to participate in NAMIWalks Your Way Westchester, fighting the stigma of mental health challenges, medical telehealth considerations and how to stay in touch with loved ones during quarantine.

Remote Coaching, Counseling and Social Engagement with Yes She Can, Inc.

Marjorie Madfis, Founder of Yes She Can, Inc. returns to the Littman Krooks podcast to discuss how Yes She Can’s job skills development program works remotely. Marjorie and Bernie talk about remote coaching, counseling and social engagement programming that trains participants to adapt and adjust quickly and to learn new skills while practicing their skill sets in flexibility, resilience, and perseverance.

Social Distancing with Special Olympics New York

Stacey Hengsterman, President and CEO of Special Olympics New York, the largest Special Olympics chapter in the country joins Bernard A. Krooks to discuss fighting isolation during social distancing for athletes with intellectual disabilities during COVID-19. Stacey also discusses virtual work-out programs, advocacy for inclusion and fan support for athletes.

Providing Mental Health Services During COVID-19 with NAMI

Join Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and Sharon McCarthy, Executive Director of NAMI Westchester as they discuss how to join an online support group, digital services offered through NAMI and mental health services provided by NYS during these times.

Navigating the Pandemic with Arc of Westchester’s Jordan Jankus

Jordan Jankus, Coordinator of Person-Centered & Cognitive Supports at Arc of Westchester, joins Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., to discuss Arc of Westchester’s remote services at this time, personal technology and smart phone updates, utilizing apps for people with special needs, and, helping people with cognitive disabilities find person-centered technology solutions during COVID-19.

Navigating the Pandemic- Educational Advocacy in a Remote World

Littman Krooks partner Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and partner Marion M. Walsh, Esq., discuss how students, educators and parents alike are trying to chart their course in our newfound world of online or remote learning, and the supplemental fact sheet issued by The United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)  on the provision of remote or distance learning and compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Estate Planning in Chaotic Times

Littman Krooks attorneys Laura Brancato, Esq., Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., and Brian L. Miller, Esq., join Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., to discuss how families and people with disabilities can complete estate planning documents and advance directives using video technology during chaotic times.

Caregivers As Working Daughters (and Sons): Balancing Eldercare, Career, Kids and Life

Liz O’Donnell, Founder of and author of Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making A Living joins us on this episode of the Littman Krooks Podcast to discuss the caregiving process: examining behavior between siblings, managing resentment between siblings, dialogues with employers and how caregiving gives us the ability to connect to someone during one of their most vulnerable states.

Uniting the Talents of Dancers (with and without disabilities)

Mary Verdi-Fletcher, founder of the Dancing Wheels Company joins us to discuss what defines a dancer, uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities and equal access in the world of dance and using performances to enhance public awareness of disability issues to promote social change in the field of arts and beyond.