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Archive »Special Needs Features

Don't let them wander off

According to studies, autistic children are at risk of wandering. Take steps to prevent a lost child.

Bipolar illness in children: how to recognize it and how parents can cope

Although more than 44 million people nationwide have been diagnosed with some form of mental illness, diseases of the mind continue to be one of the most misunderstood health issues in America.

Growing beyond a brain trauma

Growing beyond a brain trauma

Life hasn’t always been so easy for Isaiah Diehl, who suffered brain trauma at just 4 years old...

The high price of home care

Parents with special needs children have a number of options for keeping their kids with mental and/or physical disabilities at home rather than in a full-time facility. The good news is that the organizations that can provide such services in the home typically take most forms of insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.The bad news is that some of the service providers that rely on state programs...

Financially Prepare Your Special-Needs Child

Sled hockey offers a cool new sport

It’s gym class and children line up to pick teams. While most children crowd forward eager to play, at least one child usually cowers toward the back knowing he will be picked last, even though he wants to contribute to the team. But he is disabled. Soon, that child will have a sport he can compete in without worrying about his disability—sled hockey, a unique sport where players maneuver around an ice rink using two ice picks in buckets attached to sleds...

Study finds increase in developmental disabilities in U.S. children

According to a recent study, Autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other developmental delays increased in the past 12 years, while moderate to profound hearing loss showed a significant decline.

Getting education for disabled child often challenging

The educational needs of disabled children are different from non-disabled children, and school districts across the state are mandated to evaluate and educate all children. Yet, finding a proactive approach to educating a disabled student can be elusive to many parents.

Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs

Locating services can be difficult and stressful. It helps to be organized no matter what situation you face with your child. You will want to a: maximize the information you have about your child's needs, b: keep accurate records and c: be very persistent. Remember, you have the right to know.

Tips for Homeschooling Your Special Needs Child

In order to really get the homeschooling process and procedure started it is very important that you take some time to really consider your child and the exact needs that your child has.

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