Special Needs

Special Needs

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

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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,

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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

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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

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Akron Zoo is sensory inclusive thanks to the efforts of KultureCity

Akron Zoo Becomes Sensory Inclusive

This summer, Akron Zoo became certified as sensory inclusive thanks to Jeff and Amy Belles, who run the local chapter of KultureCity, a non-profit organization dedicated to rethinking accessibility

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The Special Needs IEP Process

A Mom’s Perspective of the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Parents of children with special needs or learning differences may be going through the process of getting an IEP in preparation for the upcoming school year. Learn more about the process and gain some encouragement from one local mom who shares her experience. ...
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LiveSpecial.com Champions

Nominations Being Accepted for the LiveSpecial.com Celebration of Champions

If you know someone living with special needs — or an advocate of the community — who is living like a champion, consider nominating them for the National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland’s LiveSpecial.com “Celebration of Champions Awards.” ...
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