special needs

  1. Halloween Costumes & Makeup

    10 Cool costumes for people in wheelchairs

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    Finding the perfect Halloween costume can be challenging for anyone, but when a wheelchair is thrown into the mix, it can become...
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: A genius idea

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    “You were amazing! Is that one of your favorite songs?” Adam Richman , multi-hyphenate TV host, producer, author, man-about-town,...
  3. Special Needs

    Depression and parenting a child with special needs

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    It’s natural to feel hormonal, tired, overwhelmed and even sad after having a baby (especially your first) and discovering he or she...
  4. Special Needs

    I support children and adults with special needs

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    Growing up in a big family taught Jenny to value the support and love of her parents. As an adult, she’s embraced the foster care...
  5. Crafts

    Spider web sensory craft for kids

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    Celebrating Halloween with crafts that sneak in some sensory and fine motor skills practice is both fun and therapeutic! Using a...
  6. Kids with Special Needs

    What is ABA therapy?

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    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy often used with children on the autism spectrum. Learn how this time-consuming and...
  7. Special Needs

    Parents of kids with disabilities tailor education programs

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    Having a child with disabilities comes with tremendous rewards and challenges. For some parents, it’s not enough to sit back and...
  8. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism and Disney: Taken for a ride

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    We’ve all heard or used the dreaded, trite expression, “It’s not you; it’s me” as it relates to the termination of a relationship....
  9. Special Needs

    Does marketing Down syndrome educate or mislead?

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    Inspiration porn. Children with Down syndrome on catalog covers. Photos, videos and quotes shared and re-shared through social...
  10. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: Extra! Extra! Read all about it

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    My parents always read a newspaper's obituary section. One day when I asked why, my dad repeated the often-paraphrased Benjamin...
  11. Special Needs

    How to create a multi-sensory experience room

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    Lennie Latham has worked with children with sensory issues for more than 15 years without seeing a state-of-the-art multi-sensory...
  12. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    I notice… you don’t have autism

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    Gone are the days parents brought in sugar-laden, empty-calorie, cavity-inducing, full-on-carb treats to their child’s school for a...
  13. Mom & Dad

    Help! My kid is annoying

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    Do you hear from parents, teachers or other children that your child disrupts activities or bothers others? It can be a tough pill...
  14. Special Needs

    Social media: Help for parents of kids with special needs

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    The number of U.S. children with a disability is increasing, so it makes sense that more parents are turning to social media for...
  15. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    An autism-free summer

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    Summer is the perfect time to relax and forget about all your worries. So was it possible for this mom to take a month or two away...
  16. Special Needs

    I have Down syndrome and run my own business

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    A Down syndrome diagnosis doesn’t mean a child will live with his or her parents forever and never have a job. In fact, individuals...
  17. Crafts

    3 Sensory crafts for kids!

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    Sensory play is all about learning and having fun at the same time. Engage your child's senses with these fun sensory craft ideas!
  18. Child Development & Health

    "Pot for tots" controversy: Should some kids get medicinal marijuana?

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    When Brian Wilson confronted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last week, his final plea, "Don't let my daughter die, Governor" was...
  19. Special Needs

    The link between Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome

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    Does Alzheimer’s disease scare you? Does Down syndrome confuse you? The link between the two should excite every parent or loved one...
  20. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: Increased risk of ADHD, having siblings with autism

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    Research published this summer shows one-third of children with autism also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In...