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Teaching Your Child About Peers With Special Needs

Disability awareness, compassion, and making friends in the classroom     According to her mother, 8-year-old J. is "really sweet and loves attention." She goes to her friend's house, does horseback riding, and likes to play board games. She also has cerebral palsy, and is non-verbal and non-ambulatory. She... more

8 Tips for Tutoring a Child With ADHD

Keep a special needs child on the path to success.     A child diagnosed with ADHD may struggle with getting assignments done, studying for tests and completing projects on time, all of which can be stressful. This can impact the child's grades and attitude toward education. But there... more


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My daughter at the time was two she is now 3 scored positive on M-CHAT-R and also on M-CHAT-R/F?The M-CHAT-R was administered to assess risk for ASD ( Autism Spectrum Disorder) screened positive on the M-CHAT-R, screened positive on the M-CHAT-R/F exceeding the allowable failed responses.Thank ya... more


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How do you teach your child about autism?

Chances are that your child will encounter a peer with autism. So what do you tell them when they start to ask questions? I want to share a video with you that's part of an educational series for children about autism. What's so wonderful about the series is... more

A Special Heart: Real Stories From Special Education Families and Professionals

December 2nd is Special Education Day. To celebrate our friends and family in the Special Education community, we're sharing their stories.Today is Special Education Day, a holiday that honors and celebrates all of our neighbors, family members and friends who are part of the Special Education community. What you may... more

How to guides

Special Needs Job Guide: How to Handle Interviews for Special Needs Care Jobs

In Part 3 of our "Caregiver's Guide to Special Needs Care Jobs," we outline all the things you'll need to prepare for ahead of your interview. The next step in finding a special needs child care job is to prepare for an interview. Don't be intimidated, as... more

How to Prepare for an IEP Meeting

Take an active part in the creation of your child's Individualized Education Program by educating yourself on your child's needs and the IEP process. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that schools develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with special needs. It includes information... more

Summer Camps for Kids with Special Needs

How to choose the right summer camp for your special needs child. "The most amazing experience ever!" raves E.G. about the eight-week overnight camp experience her daughter had at the Tikva Program at Camp Ramah in New England. Her daughter has cerebral palsy and speech delays, uses a wheelchair... more