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Special Needs

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Recognizing Typical Developmental Hurdles in Children with Special Needs

While working in a group home as an undergraduate student, one of my clients was a young man with severe cerebral palsy and moderate developmental delay. He enjoyed engaging

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Autism Awareness to Action: Building a Strong Voice through Self-Advocacy

My name is Sondra Williams, I am a wife, mother, grandmother, national speaker, and advocate for myself and others. Lastly, I am autistic. Autism does not define me; it describes

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Free Sensory Awareness Kits at Connecting for Kids Meet and Greet

To help area families identify sensory issues, Connecting for Kids will offer free Sensory Awareness Kits featuring Ollie the Octopus to all preschool families (with children ages 3-5 years old)

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The ‘A’ Word: Learning Your Child has Autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month, which is a great time to learn more about the disorder and about the experiences of parents of children who are on the spectrum. Here one local mom shares a parent's perspective and the actions her family has taken since her son's diagnosis 15 years ago. ...
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Why Swimming Lessons are Critical for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Research has found that children with autism are 160 times more likely to drown than the general pediatric population. Given this heightened risk, the researchers recommended swimming classes should be the intervention of top priority. Learn how lessons can be tailored to children who are on the autism spectrum. ...
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Helping Kids who are on the Autism Spectrum Improve Social Skills

While teaching children proper social interaction is something every parent does, those with children who are on the autism spectrum face a bigger challenge. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder

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Special Needs Events in Northeast Ohio — April 2018

Many businesses in the greater Cleveland/Akron area host dedicated events and activities for children who have special needs and their parents and families. Find one near you this month by

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Summer on the Autism Spectrum: How to Plan for Progress

For young adults on the autism spectrum, taking advantage of the summer months often is essential to gaining valuable experience, learning new skills, and preparing for the next chapter of

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