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Ages & Stages Special Needs Worth Noting

Autism Safety Fair this Weekend

The community safety fair, held in Independence, provides an opportunity for people with autism and their families to engage with first responders while accessing safety resources in a safe, fun and family-friendly environment. There will be free resources and tools to help keep your child safe. Find out how to prepare for an emergency, meet your local first responders, get information about community safety programs, tour emergency vehicles, and receive swim and water safety lessons. ...
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May 2016 Parenting Special Needs

Support Through Camp: Specialty Camps Meet the Unique Needs of Kids

To most families, the end of a school year is synonymous with going to summer camp, where kids engage in new experiences, make new friends and create life-long memories. Some parents are finding there are unique camps around Northeast Ohio offering much more than the traditional fun activities. ...
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Food Special Needs

5th Annual ‘Pieces of Hope for Autism’

From Monday, April 11 through Sunday, April 17, proceeds from each puzzle piece shortbread cookie sold at Northeast Ohio Panera Bread bakery-cafés or pre-ordered will be donated to Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism. The funds raised benefit the behavioral treatment program as well as research at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. ...
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Featured Special Needs

Students with Special Needs Dance Alongside Their Peers

Written and photography by Glen Miller

Katherine Simmons, an 18-year-old Medina High School senior, has arthrogryposis — stiffness or constriction in her muscles, joints, tendons or ligaments that restricts normal movement. The teen, who uses a wheelchair, is a student at the Dancing Wheels Company and School, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating the talents of dancers with and without special needs. read more

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The Holiday Guide for People with Special Needs

Friends, family, neighbors and grandparents are always sensitive to a child’s needs, but might be equally unsure of whether their choice of a gift will really be useful or even safe. Got Autism, which offers educational and therapeutic products for people on the autism spectrum, provides the following list of gift ideas for those with special needs in every age group, including adult gift options. ...
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Enriching and Fun Therapies for Kids with Special Needs

Animals, art and aquatics are a few examples of non-traditional therapies for children with special needs that can expand their capabilities. Besides their potential for skill-building, they provide plenty of fun by blending excitement with enrichment. ...
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2014 Editions December 2014 Featured Magazine Special Needs

Being Bullied: Children with Special Needs

Most kids have likely heard about embracing each other’s differences. However, when a child is bullied what can he or she do, especially those with special needs? Parents learn how they can help. ...
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Featured October 2014 Special Needs

Siblings with Special Needs

Catering to typical and special needs children requires a strategy. ...
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