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Brothers and Sisters of Children with Disabilities
Building good communication and healthy relationships between our sons and daughters is a high priority for parents who have one child with a developmental disability, chronic health condition or other special needs. Sibshops can naturally encourage sibling support and soothe sibling concerns.
Building a Down Syndrome Library for Parents
Parents and extended family of babies and children who have Down syndrome will benefit from reading informative and encouraging books designed to help us understand and provide the best possible opportunities for their development, education and social connections.
Burn Survivor Camps for Children and Teens
Children and teens who have survived burn incidents may find that burn survivor camps are a welcome vacation from dealing with physical or emotional scars, where they can again experience life as a person first without dealing with the curiosity and concerns of family, neighbors and classmates.
Camp Prime Time Family Camp
Camp Prime Time is a family camp in the Wenatchee National Forest near Clear Lake and Yakima, WA. Children, teens or adults with a developmental or physical disability or serious health condition and their families can enjoy a relaxed, supportive and inclusive community in a beautiful setting.
Car Travel Meltdowns - Babies and Toddlers
Babies and toddlers with disabilities have a slightly higher incidence of back-seat, car-seat, and other car travel meltdowns than their mainstream peers. Transition, sensory issues, discomfort and panic can cause distress leading to habitual avoidance of travel for children with many appointments.
Caring for a Baby or Child with a Stoma
A stoma may be required to provide a baby or child an alternate route to eliminate waste. Premature babies with Necrotizing Enterocolitis, and preemies or newborns with Down syndrome may have Hirschsprung’s disease. Congenital anomalies, disease, obstructions or atresia may make stomas necessary.
Carry On Luggage Rules for Flights Today
The Transportation Security Administration has a website with information for Airline Travelers with Disabilities, Traveling with Children, and Frequently Asked Questions
Cataracts and Down Syndrome
Babies and children with Down syndrome have a higher incidence of cataracts. Some babies with Down syndrome are born with cataracts; there is also a slightly higher incidence for individuals with Down syndrome who may acquire cataracts during childhood or adolescence.
Celiac Disease and Down Syndrome
When children with Down syndrome are diagnosed with celiac disease, changes in diet that eliminate gluten often improve both health and behavior
Celiac Disease and Juvenile Diabetes
Celiac disease is more common among children with diabetes. Gluten intolerance often causes other physical problems, as well as irritability and behavior changes in children with diabetes.
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