Children with Special Needs @ BellaOnline The Special Needs Children site offers information, resources and support for families raising children with disabilities, chronic health conditions, developmental delays or other challenges, and can be found in the Family section of en-us Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:39:52 EST 240 Children with Special Needs @ BellaOnline Disability Diagnosis in Multicultural Communities Disability occurs at nearly the same frequency across race, culture and ethnicity, but diagnosis for chronic health conditions, developmental delay or autism in early childhood is too often delayed for children of color. They also lack of representation in research and awareness. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:42:18 EST Earaches and Ear Infections Children with disabilities experience ear infections and painful earaches at least as often as their mainstream peers. Symptoms may be attributed to the primary diagnosis, behavior issues, or other factors; especially for the very young or those with communication delays. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:19:19 EST Early Intervention and Multicultural Competence There is the same cultural and ethnic diversity among families of children with disabilities as their local community, rarely reflected in the staff or leadership of early intervention centers and advocacy groups. Outreach and programming should be culturally appropriate and inclusive for all. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 22:09:32 EST