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Celebrities Who Have Overcome Disabilities

Celebrities Who Have Overcome Disabilities

Whether you were born with a disability or developed one over time, it's important to know that you are not disabled, you are simply differently-abled. While it may seem like you have a list of things you cannot do, here is a look at some people in the spotlight who...

Sensory-Friendly Shopping Hours

Sensory-Friendly Shopping Hours

The holiday shopping season can be quite unnerving for most people. Long lines, loud music, bright lights, and what sometimes feels like 100 screaming children can be annoying at best and overwhelming at worst. For families with children with autism, ADHD, or any...

Handling the Holidays with Children with Disabilities

Handling the Holidays with Children with Disabilities

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's come in quick succession each year. Each holiday brings the opportunity for family and friends to gather, sharing traditions, gifts, and meals with one another. For children with disabilities, however, the...

Making Work More Inclusive For Employees With Disabilities

Making Work More Inclusive For Employees With Disabilities

Persons with disabilities often possess above average to superior intelligence, having overcome major obstacles and display a positive, can-do attitude. Such individuals typically make great additions to professional staff in any industry. That said, prospective...

Homework Help for Children with ASD

Homework Help for Children with ASD

Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, alters the way your child communicates and behaves. One of the biggest adjustment periods in your young child's life will be when they start going to school. Homework is perhaps the hardest aspect of school because it requires the...

Planning a Successful Halloween for Children With Disabilities

Planning a Successful Halloween for Children With Disabilities

Parents of children with disabilities and special needs are not unaccustomed to making accommodations to everyday events. Some adjustments may be easier than others, especially when parents want to ensure that their child still feels included and valued despite their...

Working with a Special Education Team

Working with a Special Education Team

Special Education Teams are employed by schools to handle a wide range of learning disabilities, disorders, and to work closely with kids who need a little extra support in the behavioral side of structuring education. While each team is generally knowledgeable on a...

Books That Feature Characters with Disabilities

Books That Feature Characters with Disabilities

When children are young, it is difficult for them to understand the differences that they observe in their friends and classmates. At some point, they will likely ask you why someone looks or acts differently than they do. As a parent, guardian, or educator, it is...

Sensory-Friendly Clothing for Children with Autism

Sensory-Friendly Clothing for Children with Autism

Any parent of a child with Autism or SPD knows that your child's needs are unique and will vary from others. However, the feeling of certain clothing materials can cause overwhelming stimulation to your child, which can lead to an increase in stress. Getting dressed...