Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S., affecting 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys. Chances are very high that you know someone, are someone, or are related to someone that has autism in their life.
Special Needs Parenting
Dyspraxia doesn’t define my son, it is just one of the things that make him such an amazing person. He has dyspraxia, and he is also smart, funny, kind and caring.
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Offering Special Stages Program for Kids on the Autism Spectrum
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre has new classes for families with kids on the autism spectrum. Here’s how to sign up!
A special needs advocate can help you understand your and your child’s rights as well as what the school system you are in should do in order to meet your child’s needs.
Just in time for the summer, we’ve got a list of Sensory Friendly movies for kids and adults on the Autism Spectrum – and anyone else who might like the volume turned down just a bit.
It can be easy to lose sight of the positives that these challenges can bring to the people that they are growing to become. Let’s focus on special needs strengths today.
Did you know that Alabama has a higher rate of autism than most states? It takes a Village to raise autism awareness and we’ve got some great details about Huntsville and Madison County can be a more inclusive community.
Alabama restructured their high school diploma tracks in 2013, changing up each student’s path to graduation. Here is what you need to know.
What happens when you watch your child struggle with something that might seem innate to you, but makes your child burst into tears every time? Dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia – the top three D’s of learning challenges and how to recognize them in your child.
The retailers listed here all have toys for children with all types of special needs. I encourage you to look beyond age or gender and consider toys or activities that fit the individual child and his or her needs. These sites should help you with suggestions and ideas for doing just that.
Parenting ADHD can be lonely and confusing, but there are lots of effective options for you to consider. Take it from a parent who has been there – you are not alone!
Sometimes it’s a stranger in Target making a comment about why you don’t discipline your child in a certain way. Perhaps it’s a relative questioning why you don’t do something or why you’re so worried about something that is probably a “just a phase”. This month’s column can help get you thinking about what to do in those moments.
Regardless of your child’s age, regardless of the challenges theymight have, the diagnosis is the first step of many in your journey from now to whatever the future holds. You’re going to worry and celebrate; you’re going to have moments of joy and moments of anxiety. Here’s how to deal.
How to offer help to a parent that has special needs kids, AND receive help if you are one. These tips might just get you through the school year.
For kids with special needs, this time of year can be challenging. Here’s some great tips for getting your kids ready to go back to school – especially if you have children with special needs.
He’s not a set of challenges alone, but a whole person. Standing there on that plastic precipice, he was a whole person who just wanted his mom to watch him do something cool.
Baby talk, speech impediments, therapy, stuttering… moms and dads can worry themselves into a tizzy when it come to language development in their kids. We interviewed a local expert to ask some questions many parents have about language and speech development.
Summers are different when you have a special needs child because it can be tough to find activities that your child will enjoy.
My husband and I have been talking for the last couple of months about what we were going to do with our boys during their summer weeks off. No doubt you are also facing the same conundrums, especially if you also have a child with special needs.
April is Autism Awareness, Autism Action, Autism Acceptance Month. As a professional who works with individuals on the autism spectrum, it is a month in which I am able to shine the spotlight on some of my favorite humans and tell the community why they are so special.