Special Needs

Special Needs

aParently Speaking podcast

Podcast Episode #16: Parent Panel — Children With Special Needs

On this episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner continues the conversation about special needs parenting with Dan Clapper and Megan Strok, who share some of their experiences, including who they think benefits from inclusion. Listen as they share challenges and offer advice and ways you can get involved. ...
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Tantrum or Red Flag? Understanding Sensory Processing Issues

In children, sensory processing issues typically arise around preschool age when kids are going through developmental phases or are exposed to a new environment, such as a classroom. If your child is having frequent meltdowns, tantrums or extreme emotions regarding some day-to-day activities, it could be a red flag for a sensory issue. ...
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Podcast Episode #15: Special Needs Parenting with Cyndra Cole

In the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner talks about special needs parenting with mother of five Cyndra Cole. As the mother of a child with Williams syndrome and a member of the board of trustees for the Williams Syndrome Association, Cole shares some of her experiences including the diagnosis, the joys and challenges of special needs parenting, and the mission statement she created for her daughter. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

What is Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) and how is it Treated?

Commonly referred to as hypernasality, velopharyngeal insufficiency, or VPI, is a resonance disorder (how the cavities of the mouth and nose affect the way speech sounds) that results from too much air moving through the nose during speech. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment of this disorder. ...
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Willoughby-Eastlake Toy Library has Play Options for Kids with Special Needs

Check out more than books: the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library has launched a brand new Toy Library with more than 70 toys that can be checked out for 21 days at

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How to Protect a Wandering Loved One Who is on the Autism Spectrum

Wandering and elopement behaviors can pose unique safety risks for children and adults on the autism spectrum. Luckily, there are many accessible tools to help keep these individuals safe. ...
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special needs resources in Ohio

LiveSpecial.com 2018-19 Magazine Now Available

Northeast Ohio Parent is proud to partner with NCJW/Cleveland in the creation of an annual publication highlighting LiveSpecial.com, the free and comprehensive resource for individuals with special needs and their families. The 2018-19 edition, including a digital version, is now available. ...
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things to do in Cleveland, Ohio

Northeast Ohio Events for Families of Children with Special Needs: September 2018

All month long, attractions and organizations in the greater Cleveland/Akron area offer events dedicated to individuals who have special needs and their families. Check the list below to find family

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