Special Needs

Special Needs

Jeff and Amy Belles of Kulture City

Sense of Belonging: Amy and Jeff Belles Work to Create Sensory-Inclusive Spaces

Inspired by their son, 12-year-old Carson, who was diagnosed with autism at age 2, Amy and Jeff Belles decided to work toward forming acceptance and inclusion opportunities for individuals with special needs. Through their work with KultureCity, the couple has created accessibility and acceptance in the local community by collaborating with the Akron Zoo and Quicken Loans Arena. ...
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Yoga helps kids with special needs

5 Yoga Benefits for Kids with Special Needs

Yoga is a full-circle practice of breathing (pranayama, also known as prana), movement (mudra), and sound (mantra). The asanas (poses), vinyasa (sequence of asana), and accompanying breathing serve to address the physical and emotional aspects in the practicing individual. read more

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College for kids with special needs

7 Questions Students with Learning Challenges Should Ask When Applying to Colleges

While every college-bound student has individual priorities and needs, those with learning challenges have more criteria to consider beyond geography, program of study, and size of school. Learn ways to help your child navigate the college planning process. ...
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Cleveland special needs resources

After the Diagnosis: Next Steps for Parents who have Children with Special Needs

Whether your child has ADHD, autism, learning challenges or developmental delays, receiving any diagnosis can be an emotional time for the whole family. With so much to consider, it sometimes might be difficult to figure out what to do first. ...
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Special needs resources in Ohio

Select Special Needs Resources for Ohio Families

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is the premier provider of hearing, speech-language, learning, and deaf services in the greater Cleveland community, serving thousands of infants, children and adults annually. 216-231-7141, chsc.org read more

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sensory friendly events in Ohio

Sensory-Friendly Events in Northeast Ohio: November 2017

Many organizations and venues in the greater Cleveland/Akron area plan special events for families of children with special needs or sensory issues. Check this list for options throughout the whole month. ...
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DeBunking the Myths of Epilepsy

In today’s society, control is an important factor in our everyday lives. As parents, we try to plan our days for our kids so we can take advantage of every minute in a positive way. We want to know what will be happening, when events will be taking place, who will be there, and how things will go. Yet, when a child develops epilepsy, seizures can happen at any time and any place, and immediately take away that control. read more

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Special needs events in Ohio

Adapted Storytimes for Kids with Special Needs

Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This 30-minute storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7, but all ages are welcome. Siblings also may attend, but must register separately. read more

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