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Holiday Shopping for Children with Special Needs
Holiday shopping and gift giving for children with special needs may take a bit more ingenuity and planning than we or our friends and extended family expect.
Holidays and Family Stress
There are many reasons that winter holiday stress complicates the lives of families of children with disabilities, developmental delays or chronic health conditions. There are more reasons to dwell on the joy and let the stress take a holiday.
Home Access for Children in Wheelchairs
When a child is injured and needs a walker or wheelchair to help him get around in his own home, families discover how thoughtless design works to create challenges that the mobility equipment was invented to overcome.
Home Accessibility and Visitability - Disabilities
Home accessibility, adaptability and visitability in design of all structures means children, teens and adults with disabilities, developmental delays, or other differences can visit friends in their neighborhood and extended family in their own community.
Homecoming, Prom, and Down Syndrome
High school homecoming stories about students with Down syndrome being elected king or queen are still rare enough to be newsworthy but it is much more common than ever before that students with DS are involved in Homecoming activities as they grow up included and supported in neighborhood schools.
Homeschooling Children with Special Needs
Parents who homeschool their children with special needs report improvements in academic gains, independence and interdependence, as well as improved socialization, self discipline and greater self confidence.
Homeschooling Transition and Childhood Disability
Making a transition into homeschooling from public or private school can find parents questioning their instincts and ability to educate and encourage their own childrenīs interests and build back their self esteem
Housing Discrimination and Childhood Disabilities
Landlords and neighbors sometimes discriminate against families who have children with developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions, physical disabilities or other special needs. Whether parents take a stand against prejudice or walk away from it, haters can be motivators for advocacy.
How Children with Type 1 Diabetes Survive
The bodies of Children with Type 1 Diabetes have lost the ability to make the insulin they need to survive. Undiagnosed children with T1D are at risk of permanent disability, coma, or death from high blood sugar, and once diagnosed, are at risk for seizures or death due to low blood sugar every day.
Hurricane Katrina - Help the Families
Hurricane Katrina has caught up families of children with disabilities and health conditions in the devastation and they need our support to survive; Hurricane Rita may result in similar destruction along the Gulf coast of Texas.
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