Special Needs Transition Back to School

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By, Lauren Kolacki Getting your child ready for back to school can be difficult no matter their age. School clothes, supplies and getting them back into a routine after a summer of sleeping in and play dates. This can be challenging for any child, but especially one with special needs. Specialists suggest a series of … Continued

Meet Joy & Jake

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By, Lauren Kolacki Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder that is prevalent in 1 in 59 children in the United States. The term “spectrum” is utilized because of the wide scope of challenges each child could face. These conditions range from social skills and communication to behav- iors, reasoning and definitive strengths. In attempts … Continued

Fun Winter Activities for Kids with Special Needs

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By Brianna Siciliano Special needs children can have loads of fun in the winter! No matter what level your child is at, you can find creative, exciting activities that your child will love to do. Participating in winter activities––and taking loads of pictures and videos to document your child’s activities––is a great way to help … Continued

Being Special to the Special – Support the Family with Special Needs

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By Susan Heckler Having a special needs child can be very challenging. It can make your role as parent exponentially harder because of behavior issues, physical difficulties or just needing some additional learning reinforcement. When your child is finally diagnosed and there is a name put on his special needs, you may feel a sense … Continued