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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
Babies Born Early - Prematurity and Childbirth
Parents of babies who are born early enter the preemie world with no preparation, experience or training, and face their own challenges while making certain their sons and daughters have the best possible care
Babies with Developmental Delays
Babies with developmental delays can grow up in the mainstream even if they qualify for services for those with a certain degree of delay in one of five areas of development. Many babies with delays respond well to early intervention as if they just had a different timetable of development.
Babies with Hydrocephalus
Pediatric hydrocephalus can be prenatally diagnosed via ultrasound and involves a buildup of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that cushions the brain. Early diagnosis and treatment by placement of a shunt system to divert the extra cerebrospinal fluid to an area where it can be reabsorbed is helpful.
Baby Sign Language
Babies who learn to communicate with sign language before they are able to say words may be more inspired to communicate with us, and feel less frustrated due to unmet needs and desires
Back to School with Celiac Disease
Children with celiac disease benefit from having a health care plan in place at school with information for teachers, administrators and school nurses as well as lunch suggestions, food and art supply restrictions
Back to School with Diabetes
Creating a back-to-school care plan for children with diabetes can build a child's self-confidence, give parents peace of mind, and help school staff and administrators provide a safe and effective learning environment.
Back to School with Down Syndrome
If you are a parent or a teacher expecting a student with Down syndrome in your classroom and plan to help other students to include a classmate with Down syndrome, congratulations. Classroom supports and inclusion do benefit mainstream classrooms, teachers and their schools.
Bacterial and Viral Pneumonia
Parents and caregivers of babies and children with disabilities should be familiar with the symptoms and lack of symptoms seen with bacterial and viral varieties of pneumonia.
Barack Obama's Disability Advocacy Plan
Families of children with disabilities can learn a great deal about the scope of issues involved in planning for a better quality of life and richness of experience throughout their son or daughter´s lifespan by reading "Barack Obama and Joe Biden´s Plan to Empower People with Disabilities."
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