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Music Education - Every Voice Heard
Children with special needs benefit from participation in school music programs, expressing themselves by playing instruments, writing and singing songs, learning and being included in the arts.
Pollutants in Umbilical Cord Blood, Breast Milk
Although pollutants have been found in umbilical-cord blood, contaminants in breast milk, PCBs and even Teflon in human blood, babies are born healthy and strong, and those with special needs born today have a better chance for a good quality of life and richness of experience.
Memory Loss Reversed in Mice - Down Syndrome and Alzheimers Disease Research Breakthroughs
Many parents are concerned to learn that plaques that are seen in the brains of older people with Alzheimers Disease also appear in relatively young adults with Down syndrome, although fewer show symptoms of AD
Gifts for Children Who Have a Disability
When a baby, toddler or child is diagnosed with a disability, useful presents are often the same gift that you would already want to buy
Signing, Reading and Spelling for Communication
Sign language, learning to read, write and spell, and other forms of communication are also eloquent ways to speak to one another
Perceptions of New Mothers, Newly Diagnosed Babies
When my daughter was born, I was surprised that my role in the world seemed to shrink down to being only her mother. When her brother was born, that role seemed to shrink further - I was the mom of a child with Down syndrome. What happened to my history and experience before children?
Children with Learning Disabilities
Children with LD may not be diagnosed with a learning disability until they have faced years of struggle in classrooms and community programs
Teens with Disabilities - Transition to Adulthood
Children with special needs often have the same transition issues, instincts and preferences as their mainstream peers, and benefit from programs that address these as well as their individual needs
Encouraging Children Who Have Cancer
Families of children diagnosed with cancer have many questions about the specific diagnosis, what treatments are available, and where to find experienced medical professionals.
Special Needs in the News
There is always something new going on in research, education, issues and developments about children with special needs and their families
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