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Using Behavior as Communication
Behavior is a form of communication for children with certain physical conditions or developmental disabilities who may be using behavior as their only way to communicate what they are not able to explain
Universal Design - General Education Curriculum
The philosophy, strategies and techniques behind the Universal Design for Learning have created new opportunties in engagement, learning and expression for students with special needs
Twins and Childhood Disabilities
Twins bring many unique and wonderful experiences to their families as well as greater responsibilities for care as newborns and in early childhood. Some face greater challenges due to genetic anomalies like Down syndrome, or prematurity, traumatic birth, or other issues related to multiple births.
TV Actors Who Have Down Syndrome
Television actors with Down syndrome have played many TV roles, including Jason Kingsley - The Fall Guy in 1984 and Chris Burke - Life Goes On 1989 - 1993; now, Luke Zimmerman - The Secret Life of the American Teenager; also Andrea Friedman, Brad Silverman, Louise Brown, Blair Williamson and others.
Traumatic Birth and Motherhood
Women whose babies experience a traumatic birth can be challenged by symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder for months and even years later. Although up to ten thousand women a year are seriously affected, most are unaware of resources, information and support available for them to manage it.
Translations about Childhood Disabilities
The beauty of multicultural communities is how we benefit from the diversity of families, traditions and ways of viewing the world. Providing information about childhood disabilities in many languages helps educate families, translators, and whole communities where our children grow and thrive.
Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention
Help in understand evaluations, planning, options and resources involved in transition from early intervention or home-based services to preschool can be found through local early intervention centers, school districts, parent groups and advocacy organizations
Transition Planning for Teens with Disabilities
Issues to consider when supporting teens transitioning from special education in high school to post-secondary education or adult programs are often the same shared by their mainstream peers and siblings. Goals include improving quality of life and encouraging responsibility and better decisions.
Tracheotomy and Tracheostomy Resources
Medical interventions like tracheotomy, also called tracheostomy, can be unsettling to families of children who need them. Finding information and a supportive community in the early days following the procedure is much easier through the internet.
Tourette Syndrome Explored on Oprah
Children who have Tourette's - Tourette Syndrome - struggle with a neurological condition that may be misdiagnosed as a behavioral disorder, overlooked due to a dual diagnosis, or whose symptoms may be attributed to other causes
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