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Articles about Down Syndrome - Then and Now
With a greater online audience for articles and interviews about the potential and accomplishments of children and teens with Down syndrome, there is also a higher incidence of negative comment and ignorant prejudice expressed that can distract us from advocacy and awareness messages.
Asking More from Medical Professionals
Asking and expecting more from medical professionals is good advocacy for children with special needs
Assistive Listening Devices for the Classroom
Assisted listening devices like FM, soundfield amplification, and induction loop systems, help students challenged by hearing loss, classroom background noise, auditory processing challenges and/or fluctuating conductive hearing loss often found in students with Down syndrome,
Asthma and Allergies in Early Childhood
Children with asthma and allergies can live much fuller lives today than any time in history. Parents whose children have asthma and allergies educate extended family, school staff and other caregivers about the extra risks their children face every day.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have difficulty managing impulses and distractions, resulting in unintentional behavior. They benefit from support and accommodations to help them focus, attend to tasks, reduce or avoid meltdowns, and channel their extraordinary energy.
Families of children who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum want others to know that each son or daughter with autism is as unique and different from one another as their mainstream peers. They also stress awareness of best practices that benefit most children and teens who have autism.
Autism Spectrum - Adolescent Issues and Privacy
Preteens and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders need information about puberty and adolescence, including training in privacy, while experiencing the same mixed messages from media that confuse and mislead their mainstream peers
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders include autism, Asperger's Syndrome, pervasive developmental disability
Autism, Nutrition and Special Diets
Some children with autism have food allergies or digestive disorders that require medical treatment. Families who are investigating and trying out dietary interventions claimed to treat autism spectrum disorders by eliminating specific kinds of foods should have their child followed closely by a doc
Avoiding Heat-related Illnesses in Children
During hot weather most children with special health needs, and others with certain disabilities, need to take simple extra precautions to avoid complications of heat, as they may be more susceptible to heat stroke or exhaustion, sunburn and other dangers
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