Special Needs

Special Needs

Structuring Unstructured Time for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

Summer is here, bring on the sunshine! While it has its perks, this season also can bring new challenges for families whose loved ones must adjust to a new schedule.

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Causes & Treatment of Infant Hearing Loss

Infant hearing loss affects approximately 2-3 out of 1,000 live births. Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is not conducted through the outer or middle ear properly. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear or the auditory nerve. Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both. The goal for every child with hearing loss is to prevent or minimize potential delays in development. ...
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Find Your Family’s New Summer Schedule

Kids look forward to the summer and being free of school, but at the same time, many parents may feel a small twinge of panic when they think about the

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Talking to Your Child About Autism

Many families wonder when and how to approach sharing with their child that they have an autism diagnosis. There are no clear rules on how or when this talk should

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Awareness After April: 5 Things You can do for the Autism Community Year-Round

Autism Awareness Month is a great time to educate yourself about autism, spread awareness, and to support those impacted by autism. However, these efforts do not have to end when

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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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