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.
Special Olympics Young Athletes™ is an inclusive sports play program for children age 2-7 with intellectual disabilities.
Zachary’s laughter has been called infectious. One specialist even said it sounded much like Charles Schultz’s famous character, Snoopy
Sending a teenager who has autism to college can be complicated.
Do you need a fun activity to keep the kids occupied during summer break?
Adaptive Play is play that is altered to accommodate the needs of a child. For example, some children are highly sensitive to loud noises, bright lights, crowds, or other factors. During adaptive play, lights can be dimmed, music lowered or other accommodations can be made to meet the specific needs of the children participating.
Behavioral and learning issues like ADHD, processing disorders, dyslexia and Autism are increasing at epidemic levels with no end in sight. Here are some basic things that every parent, especially those with children with a learning or behavioral issue should know about their child’s diet.
For many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, symptoms appear to decrease as they age, but for some they do not and one reason may be persistent parental criticism, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
In any family, each sibling is unique, important and special. So are the relationships they have with each other. Brothers and sisters influence each other and play important roles in each other’s lives.
While we hear about caregivers of the sick, the elderly, and the older who are disabled, we rarely hear about caregivers of developmentally disabled children. Why? Because raising children comes with having children—and children are expected to have a long life ahead of them.
Dr. Tammy Hughes, professor and chair of Duquesne’s Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, is training 1,000 magisterial judges in 2015-2016, meeting the recent amendments to the Pennsylvania Judicial Code that add autism training to mandated continuing education.
Special Needs Trusts (SNT) are designed to allow financial resources to remain available to assist an individual challenged with special needs to receive Medical Assistance (MA), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and/or Mental Health and Intellectual Disability (MH/D) benefits.
Most parents choose their child’s bed based on such variables as size and décor. But for parents of children with physical and cognitive disabilities, bed selection is much more serious. They must be even more cautious about guarding against falls, entrapment and other safety risks. And because safety beds are a medical necessity, they must also navigate challenging insurance requirements.