Category Archives: Special Needs News

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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MOVEing Creations

Fine Arts and Stationery crafted from elements of nature. Erie Homes for Children and Adults, Inc. Making Opportunities for Volunteerism & Exploration (MOVE) is EHCA’s community-based day support program, which is funded through Home & Community Habilitation Services or through private pay. It is designed to give adults with developmental disabilities successful experiences by providing…
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Air-Pumped Mascot Costumes Turn Autistic Kids Into Outgoing Entertainers

Original Article By Ben Paynter In 1985, after two decades of running and then owning 20,000-head cattle feedlots in Kansas and Oklahoma, Lee Bowen sold everything and moved his family to Omaha. The youngest of his five kids, 18-month-old Katy, was deaf—she’d had meningitis—and Bowen wanted to get her into the Boys Town National Research…
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iPods Help Kids with Asperger’s Syndrome

Minneapolis has a center that is experimenting with iPods and using them to assist kids with Asperger’s syndrome, bringing hope to both the kids and their parents. One of the features of persons who have Asperger’s syndrome is a struggle with social skills, one’s that seem to come naturally to others. At the center, Sue Pederson is…
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