Special Needs

Special Needs

Connecting for Kids Announces September Programs

Connecting for Kids provides education and support to families with concerns about their children. It serves all families, including children both with and without formal diagnoses. Each month, it is offering in-person or virtual educational programs, support groups, a Parent Match Program and other resources. ...
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LiveSpecial.com 2021-22 Magazine Now Available

Northeast Ohio Parent is proud to partner with National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland in the creation of an annual publication highlighting LiveSpecial.com, plus area organizations who serve individuals with special needs. In the 2021-22 edition, you’ll find features on progress in the community, support, technology, relationships, people in the region who go above and beyond to support the special needs community, and much more. ...
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7 Ways Schools can Improve your Child’s IEP Meeting

If you’re familiar with special education, you’re well-acquainted with the term IEP — Individualized Education Program, but you may not know exactly how a properly-implemented IEP can benefit your child. Matt Christensen, a seventh-grade intervention specialist at Julie Billiart School in Lyndhurst shares with us what an enjoyable, effective IEP experience can look like. ...
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6 Common Myths and Facts About Autism

To help heighten public understanding, Em Ellis, LSW, a behavior specialist for Summit Academy School – Dayton, who works with and advocates for children with autism, describes six common misconceptions and realities about autism. ...
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Cuyahoga County Resource Box Available at 14 Locations

The free Cuyahoga County Resource Box is packed with information about local adapted summer camps, social skills programs, tutors, therapists and other services in Cuyahoga and surrounding counties for families of children ages birth to 12 who are concerned about their child.  ...
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Using ABA Therapy Strategies to find Success in the New Year

The new year can be about setting goals, making plans and trying something different. If you have a child with autism spectrum disorder, 2021 may be the time to try

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Events for Children with Special Needs in Northeast Ohio

Find in-person or virtual activities for children who have special needs and their parents and families. Many events provide sensory-friendly and inclusive activities for all abilities. Check out the following happenings in the region. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Newborn Hearing Testing & Your Baby

Ohio law requires that all hospitals and birthing centers offer the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening before discharge. The methods used are safe, quick and effective. If your child has not passed the screening, it is very important that you take your baby for a diagnostic hearing test by a licensed pediatric audiologist. ...
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Podcast Episode #57: Talking About Drug and Alcohol Addiction with Kids

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner is joined by Adam Jablin, a recovering addict, now a life coach and author, who talks about things parents should know about addiction and tips on what they can do if they suspect there is a problem. ...
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5 Holiday Stressors for Kids with Autism and How to Help Them Have a Happy Season

The holiday season is here, which means festive decorations, blinking lights, Christmas trees, Santa, presents, holiday meals and more. While these are why most of us love this time of year, they are also the reason this season can cause confusion and stress for children with autism spectrum disorder. Check out these tips from Juli Augustin from ABA Behavioral Specialists, to help you achieve your seasonal goals this year and beyond.  ...
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