special needs

  1. Tips & Advice

    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
  8. School & Education

    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...
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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...
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    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...
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    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 6-year-old girl not only copes with the situation, she's...
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    People with disabilities encourage "people-first language"

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    These days, there is a big emphasis on "people-first language." Has political correctness run amok, or should we change the way we...
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    Autism: You gotta be in it to win it

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    Each time a company or person introduces a new autism study, a new autism “therapy” or new uses for off-label drugs,...
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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...
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    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...
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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...
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    Autism: Breaking up is hard to do

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    Though all marriages can be trying and stressful — whether you are the parent of a child with special needs or not — it...