special needs

  1. Special Needs

    6 Ways to ensure siblings aren’t overshadowed

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    Children with special needs sometimes demand more of their parents’ time. So, how do you make sure their siblings don’t feel...
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    Down syndrome advocates call for justice, training

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    Justice. Education. Training. Awareness. In the wake of the death of Robert Ethan Saylor, national and local Down syndrome...
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    Coping and surviving when your child won’t speak

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    The moment when a child who doesn't yet speak is trying to communicate is a collision of the child’s frustrations, the mother’s...
  4. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism and the blue light special

    Are you feeling blue? Maybe you should be. Everyone should get the blues this April to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day (April...
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    Down syndrome: Is awareness overdone and action overdue?

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    March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), recognized by the United Nations and intended to shine a broad spotlight on the most...
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    Autism: What a bunch of bananas

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    Sometimes a little humor goes a long way -- even when coping with serious subjects -- such as having a child with autism.
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    Does your child with Down syndrome need a sleep study?

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    Parents of children with Down syndrome often think restless sleep patterns are just part of childhood, but research shows real...
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    Women unite to bring yoga to children with special needs

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    Sometimes, you can’t help but credit fate with bringing two people together. Jackie Currie has worked with children with special...
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    Autism and a gentleman’s gentleman

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    The year 1924 marked many historical events with significant impact on the world. However, the biggest event of the year in the eyes...
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    Down syndrome ambassadors push legislation

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    Every day, people on Capitol Hill lobby for causes, companies and campaigns. Occasionally, one group stands out because their...
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    Designer honored for featuring girl with Down syndrome on catalog cover

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    A gala in New York City isn’t complete without a heartwarming cause, beautiful faces and inspiring tributes. The National Down...
  12. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: Kiss my Asperger's

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    Trouble. You can make it. You can stir it. You can find it. You can get in it. You can keep out of it. You can cause it. You can...
  13. Special Needs

    What siblings without Down syndrome are thinking

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    Dr. Brian G. Skotko has all the character traits I look for in an advocate. His family encouraged banter as a sport. He earned a...
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    Special needs double standard?

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    Advocating for a child with special needs often means working to ensure the child is accepted and not treated any differently than...
  15. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    No more Asperger's: What it means for your child

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    When the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is published in 2013, it will no longer...
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    Autism and The Naked City

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    You might hear positive, upbeat stories about children with autism or you might hear negative ones.
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    Homeschooling your struggling learner

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    More and more families are turning to home education to meet the special needs of their struggling learner. Homeschooling a...
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    Buddy Walk on Washington: Advocating for people with Down syndrome

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    The National Down Syndrome Society’s Annual Buddy Walk on Washington takes place March 13-14, and registration remains open.
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    Nonprofit film turns camera on teens with Down syndrome

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    Have you ever looked into the eyes of a teenager with Down syndrome, then listened to — and really understood — what it may feel...
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    Today show stirs emotions with prenatal test for Down syndrome

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    The Today show recently featured an expecting couple who shared results after taking the controversial MaterniT21 PLUS prenatal...