special needs

  1. Special Needs

    Study seeks experiences with prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome

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    Duke University has launched a study aimed at gathering parents’ experiences with prenatal testing and receiving a prenatal...
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    An ode to the birthday girl through the eyes of autism

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    It can't be easy being the sibling of a child with autism. But this little girl not only copes, she thrives. She's the light of her...
  3. Special Needs

    People with disabilities encourage "people-first language"

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    Has political correctness run amok, or should we change the way we talk to better reflect respect for people with disabilities?
  4. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: You gotta be in it to win it

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    The winning lottery ticket. Each time a company or person introduces a new autism study, a new autism “therapy” or new uses for...
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    Make-at-home toys to develop fine motor skills

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    Children with special needs struggle with so many tasks that come easily to everyone around them. Instead of spending a lot to buy...
  6. Kids with Special Needs

    The first sleepover for your child with special needs

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    It’s OK to be nervous about your child with special needs having his first sleepover. Learn how to make this big first a gentle...
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    6 Exercises to help kids with Down syndrome learn to walk

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    Children with Down syndrome (Ds) often have a much harder time learning to walk, primarily because of their characteristic low...
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    Dolls with Down syndrome characteristics spur questions

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    For centuries, children have played with dolls that continue to take on more detailed, sophisticated appearances. But do “Down...
  9. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: Breaking up is hard to do

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    About half of marriages end in divorce, and for parents of children with special needs, the divorce statistics are even more grim....
  10. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism and the special, special education

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    The burials began Monday, Dec. 17, just three days after evil rained down upon Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut. On...
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    Online resources for children with special needs

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    Parents and therapists share their favorite online resources for finding the best tools and toys to help build skills in children...
  12. Kids with Special Needs

    NIH announces registry for individuals with Down syndrome

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    The Down syndrome community is celebrating the recent announcement that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a...
  13. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: What I really want to do is direct

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    If you were one of the 10,000 people who read last week’s column — and by 10,000 people, I mean my husband, my mom and my dad —...
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    Birth announcements for children with special needs

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    Families share how they approached the idea of including a personal note in their extra-special birth announcements after welcoming...
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    Choosing special gifts for children with special needs

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    With resources at your fingertips, it's easier than ever to find the perfect gift for a child with special needs. This year, wow...
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    Gift ideas for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

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    Wondering what to buy for a child with Sensory Processing Disorder? Don’t stress out. Kids with sensory issues love toys that...
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    How to talk to your child’s peers about Down syndrome

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    Parents of children with Down syndrome share advice on the pros and cons of addressing disabilities with classmates in an ongoing...
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    Create a sensory tool kit

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    When it comes to kids with Sensory Processing Disorder and meltdowns, prevention goes a long way. Learn how to put together a bag of...
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    Moms of kids with special needs weigh work vs. staying home

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    If you’re a working parent or a stay-at-home parent who has a child with special needs, you experience untold challenges in...
  20. Special Needs

    Don't let special needs diminish Halloween fun

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    This Halloween, it may be easy to huff and puff about a child who just shoved her fist into your candy bowl and walked away without...