Tag Archives: special needs kids

Book #17 in our 30 Days-30 Books

Book #17: The Elephant in the Playroom: Ordinary Parents Write Intimately and Honestly About the Extraordinary Highs and Heartbreaking Lows of Raising Kids with Special Needs When magazine editor Denise Brodey’s four-year-old son Toby was diagnosed with a combination of sensory integration dysfunction and childhood depression, her life was flipped around. Trying to make sense of…
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Book #11 in our 30 Days-30 Books

Looking for some inspiration or maybe just struggling? Filled with commonsense advice, and a seemingly endless guide, you might just find just what you need in our 11th book, on our list of 30  days-30 books. Ellen Notbohm, who also wrote Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew, teams up with Veronica Zysk to…
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The Miracle League: Bringing Baseball to Children and Young Adults with Disabilities in Your Community

One of America’s favorite pastimes is baseball. The Miracle League brings the sport to children and young adults who have disabilities. The idea for the Miracle League came about in 1997 when Coach Eddie Bagwell invited his team member’s sibling, who had a disability, to play on their team. The ball kept rolling in 1998…
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AMC Brings Sensory Friendly Films to Families Affected by Autism

AMC Theatres and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy films in a safe environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program. Movie titles include Epic 2-D, Monsters University, and Despicable Me 2. The auditoriums dedicated to the program…
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US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Program: What is it and how can you participate?

Sports can be an integral part of the life of a special needs child. It fosters personal growth, exercise, builds confidence, and builds interpersonal and communication skills. Soccer is one sport that can help provide these building blocks. US Youth Soccer offers the TOPSoccer program, which is an outreach, community-based program for young boy and…
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6 Ways to Advocate for Your Special Needs Child

“Advocating for your special needs child is one of your most important jobs. It can feel overwhelming and intimidating, but if you remember that you know your child — and his needs — better than anyone, it gets a little bit easier to fight the good fight.”   Abbi Perets and her husband learned quickly when their son…
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Tablets, iPads Revolutionize Education for Special Needs Kids

In the two years since the debut of the iPad, schools have found how beneficial the new technology can be to children with special needs and students with learning disabilities. A student with autism can let his teacher know that he is hungry and what he would like for lunch. Touch screen apps can help kids with fine…
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