Special Needs

Special Needs

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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Akron Zoo is sensory inclusive thanks to the efforts of KultureCity

Akron Zoo Becomes Sensory Inclusive

This summer, Akron Zoo became certified as sensory inclusive thanks to Jeff and Amy Belles, who run the local chapter of KultureCity, a non-profit organization dedicated to rethinking accessibility to create acceptance and inclusion for all individuals. read more

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The Special Needs IEP Process

A Mom’s Perspective of the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Parents of children with special needs or learning differences may be going through the process of getting an IEP in preparation for the upcoming school year. Learn more about the process and gain some encouragement from one local mom who shares her experience. ...
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LiveSpecial.com Champions

Nominations Being Accepted for the LiveSpecial.com Celebration of Champions

If you know someone living with special needs — or an advocate of the community — who is living like a champion, consider nominating them for the National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland’s LiveSpecial.com “Celebration of Champions Awards.” ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Your Child’s Complete Team of Professionals

Parents want what is best for their children, but they might not know where to turn for help when a problem arises. Be assured that there are numerous professionals available to assist. No matter what the concern, this list of child care professionals offers some help determining the next steps. ...
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Temple Grandin Appears at Playhouse Square for Milestones Autism Conference Kick-Off Event

Temple Grandin, professor, best-selling author and advocate on autism, spoke to a crowded State Theatre at Playhouse Square Wednesday night to kick off the 15th annual Milestones Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference. read more

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LiveSpecial: Resource Guide for Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families — 2017 Northeast Ohio Edition

Northeast Ohio Parent magazine partners with the National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland to produce an annual print publication for families who care for individuals with special needs. The publication gets its name from the website LiveSpecial.com, which was created by the NCJW in 2013 to serve as an online resource for individuals with special needs throughout Northeast Ohio. ...
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Keeping Children with Autism Safe

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one out of every 68 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). read more

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