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April 01, 2014

Autism Awareness Makes Big Gains

Changes in policy and social acceptance mean tangible benefits for those on the spectrum

Though autism is not new, broad awareness of it is. Not so long ago autism meant Rain Man to the average American....more»
April 01, 2014

Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs Children

What to have in place before a crisis

If your autistic child is starting a new school, is it enough to review social stories? If your child is blind, is it sufficient to inform your neighbor of his disability? These are good strategies for keeping life's pace steady for problems that can be anticipated, but they are not enough to handle unforeseen events....more»
April 01, 2014

Death by a Thousand Kid Songs

True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad

It's naptime. Scratch that, it's supposed to be naptime. Instead of sleeping my two-year-old daughter is working on her own version of "What Does the Fox Say?" As she's up there reciting the chorus over and over and over again I'm reminded of all the bad music my children have listened to over the years....more»
April 01, 2014

Lemonade Day

Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and philanthropists

Here's something interesting: Bill Gates, one of the most well-known technology entrepreneurs of all time, may ultimately be remembered not for the role he played in shaping the "computer age" but for his philanthropy....more»
April 01, 2014

Heroes Come In All Sizes

Steven Parker, Jr. was diagnosed at birth with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily....more»
April 01, 2014

Happy Birthday Spring!

Orchard In Bloom celebrates 25 years

Spring has finally sprung! After our third snowiest winter in history, it's time for some sunshine and warmth here in Indy....more»
April 01, 2014

Four Great Family Road Trip Destinations

So much to explore just a few hours from Indy

Those living in the Indianapolis area are fortunate to have tons of great destinations within easy driving distance....more»
April 01, 2014

Advances for Autism

Support and understanding of ASD continues to grow

April is Autism Awareness Month – and it's quite possible you know someone whose life is impacted by autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in 88 children is affected by an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which includes Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder and autism....more»
April 01, 2014

Managing Difficult Diets

Tips for handling a child's restrictive dietary requirements

Planning meals the entire family will happily eat is a challenge. If your child is diagnosed with a diet-altering health condition, the task can seem overwhelming. "Focus on the positive, such as foods your child can eat, versus what she cannot," says Jennifer Cleveland, MMSc, RD, CDE, pediatric dietician with Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health....more»
April 01, 2014

April Rainy Day Fun Guide

Rain, rain, go away? After you see this list of amazing, affordable activities, you might just want the rain to stay! Big Car Service Center for Culture and Community - Indianapolis (317) 644-9250 www....more»
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