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Anxiety, OCD, and Childhood Disability
Anxiety in children can be due to any number of stresses and experiences, and may be felt to be a debilitating challenge even when the outward symptoms seem to be mild enough to be seen as a function of a child's personality.
Apps, Electronic Gadgets and Childhood Disability
Nothing has given individuals with disabilities of all ages more options than the availability of the same amazing electronics and inexpensive applications that fascinate their mainstream peers.
Art and Self Expression for Children
Children with disabilities enjoy self expression and deserve opportunities to develop their creative potential and art skills. Teens and young adults can share their insights and perspectives through their art and, like all other artists, express more than language skills allow.
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
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