Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is changing the ways people with disabilities can interact in the world around them. The number of students enrolled in a special education setting is increasing each year. One way educators are helping ensure that each student’s individual needs are met is through technology.

Sock Talk: All About The Special Olympics

In this episode, we dive into the history surrounding the formation of the Special Olympics. We interview Rebecca Ralston, who is the director of the Young Athletes Program of The International Special Olympics.

Keeping Children with Exceptional Needs Safe at Home with Child Senior Safety

When you have little ones, the most important step you can take to keep them safe at home is baby-proofing. As inconvenient as electric outlet plugs, cabinet latches, and baby gates can be for adults, these safety measures are musts as babies develop into curious toddlers.

Sock Talk: A Doll Like Me with Amy Jandrisevits

Amy Jandrisevits created A Doll Like Me, so kids with physical differences could love and cherish their very own doll that looked exactly like them. She personally makes each doll by hand, and to date she has raised more than $225,000 to help off set the financial burden for those who could not otherwise afford a doll.

Candace

Candace comes from a big family; 11 children to be exact. The youngest child was born with Down syndrome. Candace shares her special relationship with Angelita and how she has impacted her family and life for good.

Find Hope

There are others out there who know exactly how you feel.

Every four and a half minutes a child is born or diagnosed with a condition parents never dreamed would be their reality. If this is you, you’re in the right place. You’re not alone.

Stories

Sometimes the best therapy is knowing that someone else has been through it. Watch parent and sibling stories.

Local & National Resources

Browse resources submitted by loved ones facing similar diagnoses. Or if you have a resource, submit it online!

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy

It has been observed that interacting with animals can reduce stress and anxiety, increase certain brain chemicals associated with healthy behavior and function, reduce depression in older adults and have a significant improvement on behavior in children . The bond created between humans and animals has been used for several decades as a therapeutic strategy to help many different issues.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is changing the ways people with disabilities can interact in the world around them. The number of students enrolled in a special education setting is increasing each year. One way educators are helping ensure that each student’s individual needs are met is through technology.

9 Children’s About People with Disabilities

9 Children’s About People with Disabilities

Below is a list of 9 children’s books that highlights different types of disabilities. They are a perfect avenue to show your child with a disability that they are truly special and that there are others who look and act like they do. These books are also great teaching tools for friends, classmates, and siblings of someone with a disability.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

One of the most difficulties in having a child with a disability is the fear of the unknown. One of the most common fears is, “What will happen to my child when I die?” Having a plan will help ease your fears and can help make sure your child is taken care of long after you have passed.

What will you do with your one wild and precious life?

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