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Tips for Traveling With Your Child With Special Needs

When it comes to travelling, any parent’s goal is to create lifelong memories for themselves and, of course, for their children.

What Do Kids With Special Needs Really Need?

We all face numerous challenges as we grow. For a child with a disability these life challenges are just different.

5 Tips for Being a Supportive Parent of a Child with ADHD

Parenting a child with ADHD is a very different type of challenge than parenting other kids.

Tips for Keeping ADHD Kids Focused on Reading Passages

Reading can be difficult for children with ADHD. However, with help from parents and these simple tips, children can learn to make adjustments to their reading habits and overcome setbacks brought about by ADHD.

Transition to a Post- Secondary Educational Setting for Students with Disabilities

Students face a new set of challenges when transitioning from the secondary to the post-secondary environment, as evidenced by graduation rates that continue to lag behind those of non-disabled students.

Julia First Autistic Muppet on Sesame Street to Deput on April 10

What Does the Research Say about ADHD and Exercise?

Many parents of ADHD children are waiting for the day they can use non-medical methods to treat symptoms of this neurologic disorder.

How to Keep Learning Activities Interesting for ADHD Kids

If you are the parent of a child suffering with ADHD, then you know very well the struggles they encounter when trying to stay engaged in an activity, especially learning.

Active Play as a Non-Medicated Approach to Therapy for Kids with ADHD

To honor ADHD awareness month this October, we are focusing on non-medicated treatments for ADHD that stimulate parts of the brain through appropriate rewards and active play.

Your Child’s Been Diagnosed with a Mental Illness—Now What?

At first you thought it was cute that Jimmy wanted to be clean. After all, you practically had to force his older sister to take a bath, brush her teeth, and wash her hands.

By Marguerite Elisofon, Author of MY PICTURE PERFECT FAMILY: What Happens When One Twin has Autism

What does it mean to be a “conscious capitalist?” While making money is essential for the financial sustainability of any business, conscious capitalists don’t make profit their only raison d’etre.

Back to School, Back to Stress: 5 Tips for Autism Parents

Dining Out Tips for Autism Families

Whether your family is eating at McDonald’s or dining at a white tablecloth restaurant, manners are a must. Appropriate behavior varies depending on the venue, but all children –neurotypical or on the spectrum—need to learn to express themselves respectfully and politely.

A Mom's Story of Restraint and Seclusion Abuse in School

Zachary’s laughter has been called infectious. One specialist even said it sounded much like Charles Schultz’s famous character, Snoopy
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