TRAK is a specialized ranch that helps connect people with animals and their community. They are located in Tucson Arizona and have been operating for 15 years. Jill and Scott, the founders of TRAK shared their inspiration for starting TRAK. Gerald also was able to talk to a few employees as well as a few parents of kids who have benefited from TRAK’s unique program.
Erika and Steve- Autism
TRAK is a specialized ranch that helps connect people with animals and their community. They are located in Tucson Arizona and have been operating for 15 years. Jill and Scott, the founders of TRAK shared their inspiration for starting...
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How to Choose Developmentally Appropriate Toys for Your Baby and Toddler
In today’s society, classic toy stores are almost obsolete! Typically, parents will turn to Walmart, Target, or Amazon to purchase toys for their child. It can be very difficult to choose the most appropriate toy for your child’s age. At Collaborative Corner for Exceptional Children, our Panelists are here to encourage the use of age appropriate toys to facilitate fine and gross motor skills as well as language development.
Sensory Responses Versus Behavior Challenges
One of the questions I am most often asked is if a child is presenting with sensory responses or behavioral challenges. This question can be difficult to answer as oftentimes challenges with sensory experiences can result in behaviors and vice versa. The most important thing to remember in either a sensory or behavior-based situation is to provide your child with an intervention BEFORE the meltdown occurs.
Resources for Adults with Special Needs
How Can Your Child Practice Social Skills at Home?
If your child would benefit from continued social skills practice during this time at home, there are a variety of different activities that can be used to target social skills virtually via platforms such as Facetime, Skype, or Zoom. Many children who are currently working to improve their social skills require cues and reminders for appropriate body language, eye contact, and topic maintenance.
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Emma and Abby
Meet Emma and Abby...two sisters battling one Ultra-Rare disease! Emma, now four, had her first seizure when she was only 2 months ... ...read more
Our sweet daughter was born two months premature with a genetic condition called Cri Du Chat Syndrome. She is missing part of the ... ...read more
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.
Sock Talk: Go Shout Love
In this episode, Gerald talks with Josh Veach, the co-director for Go Shout Love. A cause-driven for-profit business that raises funds and awareness for families on unique medical journeys. Go Shout Love The Formation of Go Shout Love Go Should Love...