Parenting Special Needs Kids
But you do what you have to do for your beautiful child. You endure with grace (usually) the annoying platitudes of friends and family who don’t get it, who can’t get it. And though you fight not to roll your eyes when you hear once again how strong you are to manage all that you manage, you have to admit there is truth there. You ARE, in fact, a rock star. more
Financial planning for yourself or disabled loved one is daunting on a good day. But knowledge is power, and you need to know what an ABLE account can do for you!
Since she learned that her 4-day-old son had a rare metabolic disorder, Kala McWain has worked tirelessly to get him the best treatment and to make a difference for others affected by phenylketonuria.
Once again, the research illustrates what we knew all along. Pet therapy is real and effective for autistic kids, who experience a drop in anxiety and social stress with the help of a furry friend.
Christmas comes early for little Emberly, who will receive a customized adaptive bike from Help Hope Live at Abilities Expo Phoenix this weekend.
As classrooms become increasingly more neurodiverse, educators must re-evaluate traditional teaching methods to ensure that more kids thrive.
When the person who raised you is facing dementia, take this advice to help you smoothly transition into the role of caregiver.
Children in 59 countries are more mobile and independent thanks to the ingenious and fun-sized Bella's Bumbas. And thanks to generous donors, the families that need them pay nothing.
Remember that you are the expert on you kid and the school is there to support their education. Equip yourself with the facts so that you can help craft an IEP or 504 plan that will allow your child to thrive.
A congressional report revealed that some of the most trusted names in baby food had products contaminated with heavy metals far beyond limits recognized as safe. For young children, regular exposure to heavy metals can lead to the development of ASD.
You want your loved ones with disabilities to live fulfilling lives that are as independent as they can be. Here's are just a few tips to help make that happen.
Opportunities for one mom's twin autistic sons have multiplied since self-determination became available to all eligible regional center consumers. Could these resources help you?
Let's review the numbers. Adults with disabilities are twice as likely as those without to have inadequate transportation (31% vs. 13%). Of the nearly 2 million people with disabilities who never leave their homes, 560,000 stay put because of transpo challenges. All signs we need new, more accessible transportation options like these…
Children whose surroundings are nurturing, engaging, empowering and accessible are better able to flourish in their development.
Entrepreneurship is an enticing proposition...flexible hours (but, make no mistake, not less hours) to manage the little ones as well as your disability. But how to get started? Read on...
Not all coaches wear whistles. Some of the best are the ones that understand how your disability impacts you, and who can equip you with strategies to more effectively leverage your skills to thrive.
With excitement and trepidation, kids with disabilities are headed back to school after the longest hiatus ever. Parents, these important tips will help you mitigate your child's fears, interact effectively with the school and make that first day back a good one.
Since Camp Wamp can't host their famous summer camp for kids with disabilities, they are taking it on the road to a city near you! Bring your kiddo for their next great adventure.
Parents and educators alike continue to struggle to structure distance learning programs that will resonate with their children with a wide range of disabilities. Consider these helpful strategies in making your kid's remote education experience a positive one.
Created for parents of children on the autism spectrum, the virtual Autism Parenting Summit is packed full of expert speakers covering behavior solutions, communication skills, sensory solutions, fitness, transitioning to adulthood and diet & nutrition and more. Plus, it's free!
People with disabilities are rock stars when it comes to adapting challenging situations to work for them, parenting included. A solid support system is also integral to successful Mommy and Daddy-hood.
Remote learning has put many parents in the educational driver's seat…here are some great advice to help your little one learn to write.
For half a century, EP Magazine has been a go-to resource for families, helping them to navigate all aspects of life with a disability. In honor of its milestone birthday, EP is sharing its coveted content for free!
Once Dani Izzie overcame her personal insecurities about expanding her family, the plot twists kept coming. Twins. Covid. Giving birth during a pandemic. Spoiler alert: There's a happy ending—two beautiful baby girls.
If we've learned anything from Disney, it's that kids are naturally drawn to animals who help them in their struggles with anxiety, making connections, responsibility and empathy. If your child is having trouble coping with his or her world, consider these non-canine alternatives.
The kids have been home for weeks and parents nationwide are scrambling to keep them entertained and e-learned. But for special needs moms and dads, there is the added challenge of continuing their support therapies. These tips can help!
Never underestimate the power of a cape. Tiny Superheroes gets it, and they ensure that thousands of kid with disabilities or illnesses around the world can don their own capes and feel powerful as they face their challenges.
What a rollercoaster! Meet the Copp family who have their hands full raising two active wheeling sons. Follow their exciting journey through TV fame with Joanna and Chip Gaines to giving back with their Raising Wheels Foundation.
The enormous impact of aquatic therapy at an early age cannot be emphasized enough. Organizations like Swim Angelfish harness the therapeutic properties of water to improve strength, motor skills and more.
Standing by while your child endures test after test is heart wrenching. One mom decided to infuse some fun and is bringing smiles to the faces of countless kids with epilepsy.
These simple, inexpensive ideas will go a long way in helping our caregivers with their labors of love. And caregivers, remember that friends and family want to help. Let them!
The right balance of encouragement and persuasion depends on your child and these useful insights will help keep him or her on track.
Little Mae has an imagination to be reckoned with and cerebral palsy. This new children's book follows her escapades and is perfect for any child who loves a colorful, exciting story.
Because play is universally important, playgrounds should be universally accessible. On the outskirts of Chicago, the Sandlot is a gateway to fun for families of all abilities.
Step 1: Eat together as a family. Step 2: Involve the kids in the family's nutritious choice. Step 3 and beyond: Keep reading.
This pint-size pooch has become a powerhouse therapy dog, helping kids with disabilities to feel loved and accepted.
Author Brenda Koch tells an empowering tale about Bobby, a little boy with disabilities who teaches his friends that they are not so different. When we introduce young children to the importance of disability inclusion, we lay the foundation for a more accepting world.
Learn how families can help optimize the quality of life after their loved one has been diagnosed with Autism.
Dogs offer companionship and unconditional love which can drastically impact the way people on the spectrum engage with the world.
Service dogs drastically increase the independence of their human partners...that's a given. So, can they do their jobs at school, too? Learn what requirements must be met for your dog to go to class.
Managing anxiety is a tall order for your little one. These insightful cues can help you transform your home into a safe haven.