Best Schools for Students with a Learning Disability

The biggest challenges students with a learning disability face include a lack of tailored courses, educational support, and extracurricular activities. Some schools are better at addressing these differences than others, and while students with a learning disability may need more support, with the right resources they can truly thrive in a higher education setting. Read more

20 Best Apps for Kids with Autism

About 1 in 54 children worldwide has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), so it’s not surprising app stores are filled with products marketed specifically for them. However, I found many autism apps are difficult to use, overstimulating, or even riddled with loud and inappropriate ads. Using them could be extremely frustrating to your kids rather than provide the developmental support you’re looking …

Guide to Trade School for People with Disabilities

Success at a trade school can lead to stable employment with higher-than-average earnings. That makes trade school an attractive option for anyone. For someone living with a disability, vocational or trade school training allows them to exhibit the talents and abilities they have, rather than those they don’t.  A trade school provides a structured learning environment, hands-on experience, and instruction …

Making Special Education Work for Your Child during COVID-19

Even in normal times, parents wrestle with decisions about how best to support their children’s development. Now, however, parents are faced with nearly-unprecedented choices, and problems with no clear solutions: What if in-person schooling is better for emotional health, but remote schooling is better for physical health? How can children foster social skills without typical social interactions? How can parents …

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 …

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.

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 …

How to adapt special education to remote learning

Handling the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been easy on anyone. People had to learn how to work from home and get accustomed to spending more time in the house. For some, this was a much-welcome change, but there were certain ​aspects of COVID-19 that were quite stressful​. One of those aspects is remote learning, as most kids had to stay at …

Being an Autistic Student: 6 Insights and Working Tips

Just being a student is stressful enough sometimes provided that everything is created and designed for you and your abilities. The college programs, dorms, extra activities – everything is made for people without ASD. That’s why it is extremely hard sometimes to be an autistic student. Of course, there are many organizations, services, and platforms to offer various assistance. Some …

Technology Guide for People with Disabilities

Having disabilities is not an obstacle for students to enter a college. Various organizations work to help people with disabilities to overcome social, physical, attitudinal or other difficulties and avoid exclusion from many areas of life. Many employers nowadays offer opportunities for them to earn decent money. And there are multiple resources, software programs, and technological devices to help young …