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Special Needs

February 01, 2015

Date Nights for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Planning ahead leads to a successful experience for everyone

For many parents of children with special needs, planning a date night can be especially anxiety provoking, as preparing their children for this experience takes additional time and effort....more»
February 01, 2015

Winter Indoor Fun for Children with Special Needs

Burn off some energy with these local activities!

Below-zero temperatures and piles of snow are enough to make anyone feel a bit claustrophobic this time of year....more»
January 01, 2015

Special Needs Adoption

Opening your home to kids most in need

Do you think anyone will want me? The quiet question from a 14 year-old girl with special needs still sticks with Anna Wolak, Director of Adoption Recruitment for the Children's Bureau Inc....more»
January 01, 2015

Autism Early Intervention

Don't hesitate if you suspect a problem

Growing awareness about autism is fueling a push for earlier intervention aimed at shoring up deficits in a child's brain development giving them a better chance to catch up....more»
December 01, 2014

Sensory-Friendly Holiday Events

Providing fun without the frenzy

Christmas lights, "Jingle Bells" and stores busy with shoppers are staples of the holiday season, but for children on the autism spectrum, the chaos of unfamiliar sights and sounds can be overwhelming....more»
December 01, 2014

When It's Not the Picture Perfect Holiday

Accepting the limits ASD places on celebrating the season

Every family has their own treasured holiday traditions -- from trimming the tree, to opening gifts or gathering for a family feast....more»
November 01, 2014

Superpower Smile

Mickey Deputy spreads her charm everywhere she goes

Dancer. Down syndrome advocate. Poet. Cancer survivor. Beauty queen. At only 17, Mickey Deputy has risen to life's challenges again and again, inspiring her parents, friends, teachers and even Colts Coach Chuck Pagano along the way....more»
October 01, 2014

Using Technology with Dyslexia

Helping to remove the barriers to classroom learning

A smartpen that follows along with lectures. An app that types as you speak. For students who struggle with dyslexia, current technology can help them overcome considerable obstacles in the classroom....more»
October 01, 2014

Changing Seasons and Kids on the Spectrum

Planning ahead to ease this transition for children with autism

While falling leaves, football season and the approaching holidays make autumn a much-loved time of year, the seasonal upheaval can be chaotic for children with autism....more»
September 01, 2014

Successful Play Dates for Kids on the Spectrum

Tips for maximizing this social experience

When your child is on the autism spectrum, play dates are a great way for them to build social skills in a safe setting....more»
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