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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...

6 Actors and Actresses with Down Syndrome

6 Actors and Actresses with Down Syndrome

In a previous article, I wrote about the importance of media representation for people with autism, down syndrome, and other disabilities. In this article, instead, I will be spotlighting the positive steps that the media world has made to cast people with down...

Five Contemporary Artists Who Have Down Syndrome

Five Contemporary Artists Who Have Down Syndrome

There are many talented artists with down syndrome. However, it is rare that they get the attention and respect that they deserve as artists. Here are a couple of names of contemporary artists with down syndrome: Alan Tellez Tellez is an artist from Mexico who studied...