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Accessible Designs for Schools
The most popular designs for public schools may already be outdated while school districts are promoting buildings that have few if any elements of universal design. They rarely consider the need for accessibility by those with mobility challenges who work, volunteer or are educated in schools.
Accessible Designs in Playgrounds and Play Areas
Children with physical disabilities should have accessible playgrounds in their communities and schools. We find great designs in accessible playgrounds and play areas in communities of all sizes, and we can also learn from the shortcomings we find in our own neighborhoods and local schools
Accessible Playgrounds & Inclusive Play Areas
Every child deserves accessible playgrounds and naturally integrated play areas in their classrooms or schools. Families of children with disabilities find that local playgrounds and school play areas can be made accessible with a bit of community effort, at reasonable cost, with benefits for all.
Accueillir les bébé trisomiques WBwDS / French
Si vous accueillez un nouveau né trisomique dans votre famille, vous avez probablement beaucoup de questions et d´appréhension, de même que votre parenté, amis et voisins. Traduit de l´anglais " Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome" French translation
Acknowledging Abused and Traumatized Children
Children deserve immediate help and long term support when they are traumatized by current events or have suffered abuse, loss, health issues or injury. Acknowledging traumatic events in a child's life is the responsibility of family members and other adults who may also have been affected.
Adaptive Classes and Childhood Disability
Adaptive classes for students with IEPs may be helpful, effective, and enjoyable places. But it is better for all to grow up included with mainstream peers, who also benefit from their presence and the accommodations they bring to classrooms and playgrounds - and eventually to all their adult lives.
Adaptive Dance Classes and Down Syndrome
Children with developmental disabilities and physical challenges have shown that they can perform beautifully and express themselves through dance and theater wherever they have opportunities to show their talents and develop their skills.
ADHD Medications and Cardiovascular Events
It is now recommended that all children who use ADHD medications schedule an ECG and cardiovascular check up; stirring alarm among parents whose children are more at risk for a cardiac event if they have an undiagnosed heart problem and use stimulant medications like ritalin, adderall, or concerta.
ADHD Medications and Treatment Options
Medications for children and adults with ADHD/ADD, herbal supplements, substituting positive behavior for bad habits, and helping them learn impulse control and focus their concentration
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.
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