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Communicating with Babies
Responding to a baby´s cries and filling their needs teaches them that their attempts to communicate work, that they are loved, and that they are surrounded by people who care deeply about them. Successfully interpreting signals and sounds that babies use to communicate can reduce frustration, too.
Winter Storm Preparations for Families
In recent years, severe winter weather has become a serious problem for everyone in our community, especially families of children with special needs. Even with the best planning, recovery may take a long time when weather events cause adverse effects on our communities and homes.
Advocacy and Parent Support
Advocacy for children with special needs can lead us to resource organizations that provide parent education, support and encouragement
Holiday Shopping for Children with Special Needs
Holiday shopping and gift giving for children with special needs may take a bit more ingenuity and planning than we or our friends and extended family expect.
Theater Access for Children in Wheelchairs
When neighborhood access is limited for a child in a wheelchair, options close for every member of the family. In many communities, the wheelchair is seen as the limitation, when the only challenge holding us back is the reasonable accommodation of accessibility.
Going to a Movie with a Child in a Wheelchair
First experiences in outings with a child who is new to using a wheelchair or walker can be learning experiences about human nature, building design, and community access
Person Centered Planning - Kids, Teens and Adults
Person Centered Planning is a process that can have a profound effect on an individual´s life, their community´s perspective, and the support, encouragement and opportunities your son or daughter might find during times of transition.
Down Syndrome Awareness March 21 and October
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month is celebrated each October in the United States. Advocates also participate in World Down Syndrome Day activites each March twenty-first, chosen because of the three copies of chromosome twenty-one.
Legg Perthes Disease and Osteochondritis
Announcement that Dancing with the Stars competitor Cameron Mathison - Ryan, on All My Children - had Legg Perthes disease as a child has raised awareness about Legg Perthes Disease, Osteochondritis, Childhood Hip Dysplasia, and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Private Schools and Children with Special Needs
Private schools for children with special needs can be a wonderful environment for inclusion, with appropriate support and encouragement for everyone.
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