Getting Started Running for Office as a Person with a Disability

A fifth of the American population consists of people who have disabilities. However, inelected office, people with disabilities lack adequate representation. You’ll find that most ofthese people are often equipped with the right skills to become respected communityleaders. They only need a nudge in the right direction to run for elected office. As a person with a disability, a run …

Sensory Room Ideas for Children with Autism

One in 54 children worldwide is diagnosed with autism. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines autism as “a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.” Some children with autism process sensory information differently in their everyday environments, making it important to set up their homes to meet their needs. Read more.

Fully Accessible Guide to Accessible and Inclusive Playgrounds and Playsets

Accessible and inclusive playgrounds are becoming the new standard across the country, whether they’re in public parks or your backyard. If you’re a parent looking to set something up in your backyard, this guide should give you a great head start on how to find the right equipment and make an accessible setup. If you’re a planner for your local …

Parent and Caregiver Guide to Driving with a Child who has Special Needs

Traveling can be challenging for any family, but traveling with children who have autism spectrum disorder and other special needs can present unique challenges. Travel can also bring joy to kids with special needs and enable families to have memorable experiences and connections with loved ones. Parenting children who have special needs can be complex and costly, but that doesn’t …

Financial and Estate Planning for Children with Special Needs

Parents of children with special needs know that each day brings small and large victories. Parenting children with special needs also comes with unique challenges, including increased financial responsibilities and more complex planning requirements for the future. The cost of therapies, medical procedures, equipment and caregiving — on top of wages lost as a result of caretaking duties — can …

Talking to Children about Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can be very difficult for a family to navigate. It can be especially difficult to tell your child that their loved one has terminal cancer. That said, there are many ways to support your children as they face the challenge of a sick loved one. Learn more about tips you can use when talking to your children …

A Parent’s Guide to Safe Outdoor Play for Children with Autism

Outdoor play has profound benefits for children. Beyond physical activity, outdoor play contributes to a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development, improves sensory skills, and boosts moods and concentration.Unfortunately for children with autism and other special needs, the outdoors is also fraught with risk. So how can parents design safe outdoor spaces where special needs children can play worry-free? Let …

Guide to Special Needs Trusts

A special needs trust (sometimes called a supplemental needs trust) is designed to allow individuals with special needs to access additional funds without risking the loss of their government benefits.  Many people with special needs face numerous expenses due to their disability or impairment. At the same time, these individuals also often rely on government benefits such as Medicaid benefits …