Cerebral Palsy Support for Parents and Caregivers

Raising and caring for a child with cerebral palsy requires time, effort, empathy and patience. Here is some information that can help make you a successful cerebral palsy caregiver. Read more.

IEP and Moving to a Different State

An IEP is short for an Individualized Education Program. It is a set of special education services intended for children with special needs. Schools across the country use the term IEP, but the rules may differ across different states. So, while there will be no changes should you relocatewithout changing the school district, if you are moving to a different …

Creating a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities

Safety should always be your first concern when designing a backyard sanctuary for any kind of child. But when it’s the matter of kids with disabilities, the safety features should be taken to the next level. Read more.

Estate Planning Statistics and How to Get Started

By most estimates, anywhere from 50–60% of Americans don’t have a will. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of people who have created a will or estate plan, but most Americans still remain without. Estate planning can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about, but it’s an important one. If you own any assets at all—a house, a car, …

38 Activities to help your Child develop Sensory Processing Skills

Sensory processing is vital to the normal development of children, because the senses are the way that children gather information about their world. If the senses don’t develop normally, then neither does the child. This article will help you to understand the basics of sensory processing and will give you activity ideas to help your children develop their sensory processing …

Helping your child cope with anxiety if they have special needs

Whether your child is self-conscience about his acne or worried about being awkward in front of the popular kids, anxiety or panic attacks can be very real for children. Many kids are able to work through their anxiety by finding a circle of trusted friends, being active in special interest groups like Scouts or sports, or talking to a trusted …

Disability Awareness Lessons Plans

As classrooms become more inclusive, it’s important for every child to be welcomed and treated with respect. The goal of this resource center is to provide teachers with lesson plan ideas that will help students better understand what it’s like to live with different disabilities. Read more.

Transition to Adulthood: Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs

Most parents become empty nesters at some point, when their kids grow up and move out on their own. But when a child has special needs, there’s a chance that time will never come. That doesn’t mean parents can’t give young adults with disabilities more independence. With some thoughtful modifications, it’s possible to turn your home into a multigenerational space that provides …

Teaching your child about Disabilities and Different Abilities

You may have said or done something in front of your child thinking they did not notice – until they copied it. Young children soak up the actions, words and ideas of people around them like sponges. Other times, they blurt out bold questions unexpectedly, such as: “Mom! Why is that big kid sitting in a chair with wheels?!” Embarrassing …