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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.
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.
Celiac Disease in Children
Celiac Disease, or gluten intolerance, is much more common in children than was previously suspected, especially those who are already diagnosed with Type One Diabetes or Down Syndrome
Changing Negative Behavior Habits
When a child with special needs develops negative behavior habits, parents often look for firm but loving discipline strategies to reduce and eliminate them, and find those that help us teach them more positive substitute behaviors.
Characters with Disabilities in Movies and TV
Advocates are stepping forward to describe the importance of children with disabilities being represented in movies, commercials, and television shows as main characters as well as casual extras. Seeing children with disabilities in movies, ads and television impacts siblings and mainstream peers.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Children & Special Needs
The latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book, Stories of Love and Understanding for Those Who Care for Children with Disabilities, includes inspiring tales and wonderful stories about loving and raising kids just like ours.
Child Abuse and Neglect - Childhood Disability
Children with disabilities experience childhood abuse and neglect at least as often as their mainstream peers, but may deal with delayed rescue or assistance due to communication challenges, exclusion from ordinary classrooms and programs, or different expectations of their behavior and development.
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