Money Magazine Interviews Tracey Spencer Walsh

The High Cost of Coping  

by Elizabeth O’Brien and Taylor Tepper

With our new presidential administration, we do not know yet what the effects will be on the very strong and critical federal statute, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") - the federal statute that entitles students with disabilities to a "Free Appropriate Public Education." Money Magazine recently published an article on "The High Cost of Coping" with funding for the various needs of people with mental health challenges. Our office represents students with mental health challenges and has been successful in obtaining school district funding for therapeutic day and residential programs. This article written by Ms. O'Brien and Ms. Tepper is informative. Ms. O'Brien interviewed me for the article and you can read it here at MONEY. It is important that you reach out to your Congressman and Senator to voice your opinion on ensuring that IDEA funding remains in place.