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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
Teaching Math Skills
Teaching math skills to children with special needs can happen during everyday activities like shopping, cooking, and playing games
Perfection, Gift Giving and Winter Activities
Gift giving dilemmas and winter activities can make holidays complicated for families who want to enjoy all the traditions of the season and also enjoy those perfect quiet moments we all treasure
Teaching Teens to Plan Meals and Cook
Children with disabilities can learn to plan meals and cook at home. Learning to follow or create their own favorite recipes is a great way to build a healthy lifestyle.
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