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

Erie Homes for Children and Adults, Inc. 226 E. 27th Street, Erie, PA 16504 Phone: 814-454-1534 Erie Homes for Children and Adults (EHCA) has a unique program that makes holiday crafts, stationery, and home decorations for the general public that provides work for over 65 of its residential individuals. MOVE (Making Opportunities for Volunteerism & Exploration)…
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Therapeutic Horse Riding Choices

On any Saturday afternoon at centers around the Delaware Valley and the nation, children with disabilities are learning to ride a horse. Therapeutic horseback riding is an enjoyable, educational activity that develops skills and builds friendships. Therapeutic riding programs vary in their programs, riding styles and even the size of their horses. Riders can be…
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Gathering Drum

Group & Private Music Therapy for Individuals with Special Needs Phone Number: 215 570 9421 Serving Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia Counties www.gatheringdrum.com SERVICES:  Music therapy is a valuable addition to the armamentarium of therapy/instruction for individuals with special needs. It enhances social interaction and has myriad developmental benefits. Gathering Drum is unique among music therapy providers…
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Thorncroft Equestrian Center

Horses and people are their specialty. 190 Line Road Malvern, PA 19355 Phone  610.644.1963 www.thorncroft.org Their Mission is to help build the physical, emotional and mental well-being of all people, particularly those with special needs, through establishing an atmosphere of cooperation, respect and love in an equestrian environment. Thorncroft specializes in therapeutic horseback riding for…
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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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