Special Needs

Special Needs

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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Connecting for Kids Announces March Virtual Programs

Connecting for Kids provides education and support to families with concerns about their child. It serves all families, including those children with and without formal diagnoses. Each month, it is offering Zoom educational programs, support groups, a Parent Match Program and other resources. ...
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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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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

What is Dyslexia and How is it Treated?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, as well as treatment options. ...
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Summit DD — Making Meaningful Connections

(sponsored content) Summit DD coordinates the essential services that people with disabilities rely on to reach their goals. They listen, identify outcomes, and then connect people to the support that will help them work toward their goals.  ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

What is the Difference Between Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate?

There are hundreds of craniofacial anomalies that are associated with communication disorders, with clefts as one of the subtypes. Speech sound disorders can become a significant problem if the palatal cleft is not repaired early on or the repair was not effective. ...
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