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Power Struggles and Self-Care Skills
Children with disabilities should have ample opportunities to engage in decision-making, developing preferences, and engaging in power struggles with parents, just like their mainstream peers. They need options, extra time to practice, and a safe and forgiving relationship to express defiance.
Prejudice, discrimination, and race
Prejudice, discrimination, and racism in schools and communities have created obstacles for children with disabilities even greater than for their mainstream peers.
Prenatal Diagnosis - Down Syndrome
Advice for women whose baby will be born with Down syndrome often comes from a perspective of misinformation and discouragement rather than celebration. If your daughter, sister, friend, coworker, neighbor or relative is expecting a baby prenatally diagnosed with Down Syndrome - how can you help?
Preparing for Emergencies with Children
Families of children with special needs prepare for every day emergencies as well as using new plans from government agencies and first responders who consider individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions
Children who need medications that are too costly for families to afford can seek out programs at specific drug manufacturers that offer many prescriptions at reduced prices through local pharmacies and at company websites
Printing, Cursive Writing, Childhood Disabilities
Children with special needs have shown great success in learning to print and write in cursive when given the support, encouragement and tools that should be readily available to them as well as their mainstream classmates
Privacy Issues - Childhood Disabilities
The availability of a national and even a world-wide audience for sharing information, experiences and support for parents of children and teens with childhood disabilities has caused concern over privacy issues that may negatively impact individuals with disabilities or developmental delays.
Private Schools and Children with Special Needs
Private schools for children with special needs can be a wonderful environment for inclusion, with appropriate support and encouragement for everyone.
Problem Behavior and Family Stress
Misbehavior by a child with special needs can be caused by the extra challenges added by a health problem or developmental delay. What does that mean for mom?
Proloquo2Go for iPod Touch and iPhone
The Proloquo2Go assistive communication software application for the iPod Touch and iPhone is an affordable iTunes app for children and teens with hearing or speech impairments, communication challenges, neurological diseases, and physical or developmental disabilities.
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