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Childhood Grief and Loss
Children who have lost a loved one may struggle with grief as well as fear and confusion. Like their mainstream peers, children with developmental disabilities can be comforted by reassuring stories and patient listeners. Many worry whether there will be someone to take care of them as they grow up.
Children Who are Diagnosed Deaf and Blind
Children who have vision and hearing impairment may learn to use sign language hand in hand from the first when they are diagnosed early. Most individuals who are deaf and blind benefit their communities with their talents and abilities as adults because they have had opportunities and encouragement
Affirmations - Expressing Affection and Acceptance
Nothing is more true than affirmations of admiration, affection and acceptance for our children and families
Adoption and Childhood Disabilities
Information, support and encouragement should be available to adoptive and foster parents equally with birth parents who are raising children with disabilities. Overwhelmed adoptive parents, step-parents and foster parents who release the children in their care do not come to that decision easily.
Starting a Parent Support Group
Starting a parent support group can lead to better opportunities for children with special needs and their families; joining a mainstream parent group can help your child grow up with their peers in inclusive classrooms
Evaluations and Diagnosis Childhood Disability
When a child is diagnosed with a disability or chronic health condition, families want to know how best to help them meet the challenges and cope with the difficulties that stem from it.
Sensory Processing Disorder in Children
Do everyday experiences make your child uncomfortable? Sensory integration problems and sensory defensiveness can cause children such discomfort they may communicate it by drastic measures. Physical therapy, accommodations and behavioral strategies help children with sensory processing disorder.
Advocating for Children with Special Needs
Help develop your children's talents, abilities and interests as you learn about their challenges and special needs, and discover what support and encouragement works best
Expressing Friendship with Valentines
Valentines Day holiday is a great opportunity for expressions of friendship between children and a wonderful incentive for them to practice writing their first names on the backs of cards, or placing stickers with preprinted names and messages of friendship.
Asking More from Medical Professionals
Asking and expecting more from medical professionals is good advocacy for children with special needs
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