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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
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
Children with Muscular Dystrophy
Seven of nine forms of muscular dystophy first show symptoms and develop in childhood or infancy. Families are often unaware of these conditions until a child is diagnosed. The Muscular Dystrophy Association provides information on forty Neuromuscular conditions, including Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Children with Spina Bifida
Children with Spina Bifida have individual personalities, potential and challenges that combine to make each one unique and wonderful. Families and other advocates build greater opportunities and raise awareness about diversity within the community represented by individuals with great potential.
Children, MRI Scans and CT Scans (CAT Scans)
Prepare yourself and your child for the MRI or CAT Scan
Choosing Inclusive Summer Camps
There may be as many kinds of summer camps available in your area specifically for children with disabilities as there are mainstream or inclusive camps. Making a decision on which camp to choose may depend as much on a philosophy of parenting as it does on location, amenities, and cost.
Chronic Sorrow and Childhood Disabilities
The symptoms of depression in mothers of children with disabilities are not acknowledged or understood in the same way as a physical injury requiring treatment and accommodations. Mothers of children with disabilities have been said to experience chronic sorrow that intrudes into their happy lives.
Civil Rights, Prejudice and Disabilities
Parents of newly diagnosed babies or young children may assume that staff and volunteers at EICs. schools and community have the training or experience to dispel prejudice, and implement best practices while interacting with children and teens. Some pay a terrible price to learn never to assume.
Clothing Modifications and Down Syndrome
Some children with Down syndrome have difficulty with fine motor skills used to deal with buttons, snaps, hooks or zippers. Families may choose to have some clothing altered to avoid difficult fasteners, find special tools to help, or shop for current fashions with elastic waist bands
Co-Teaching and Inclusive Education
Co-teaching of inclusive classrooms has been proven successful and productive for more than a decade. Teaching staff, families, and the students involved have positive responses about their experiences with inclusive classrooms, with benefits in both academics and socialization.
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