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Holiday Party Planning - Support Groups
Party and holiday event planning for families of children with disabilities, chronic health conditions, or developmental delays helps create great memories and traditions.
Holiday Parties and Children with Disabilities
Holiday parties and gift giving add both stress and delight for families of children with disabilities, chronic health conditions, or developmental delays
Winter Challenges for Children with Special Needs
Autumn and Winter months can be especially stressful for children with special needs who are transitioning to new school programs, and dealing with changes in their schedules and activities, clothing issues, or coping with weather and holiday events
After School Homeschooling - Childhood Disability
Children with disabilities who do not have opportunities for academics and inclusion during their school day are often taught at home and included in neighborhood events and community programs
Music Education and Music Therapy
Children with disabilities belong in school music programs, and should be allowed to express themselves by playing instruments, writing and singing songs.
Autism Spectrum - Adolescent Issues and Privacy
Preteens and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders need information about puberty and adolescence, including training in privacy, while experiencing the same mixed messages from media that confuse and mislead their mainstream peers
Inclusive P.E. - Childhood Disabilities
Supporting children with special needs in mainstream physical education classes by introducing adaptive P.E. strategies creates better opportunities for mainstream students and builds life long habits for recreation and enjoyable fitness activities.
Down Syndrome Buddy Walks
Down Syndrome Buddy Walks throughout the country have been raising awareness about Down syndrome for more than fifteen years. Most occur in September or National Down Syndrome Awareness month in October. The New York City event includes a Times Square video featuring individuals with Down syndrome.
Homeschooling Children with Special Needs
Parents who homeschool their children with special needs report improvements in academic gains, independence and interdependence, as well as improved socialization, self discipline and greater self confidence.
Bill Maher and Comments about The Extra Chromosome
In 2006, Bill Maher helped popularize using derogatory references to individuals with 'an extra chromosome'. Families of children with Down syndrome speak out about why they are concerned about the effect on their children's opportunities and safety.
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