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Health & Daily Care

From mealtimes to vaccines and everything in between, this information will help you establish routines for the day to day needs of your child.

 
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My Community

Connect to a network of parents and professionals and develop your own support network of peers and advisors.

 
Establishing Services
 
 
 
 

Establishing Services

Don't know where to start? Overwhelmed by all the acronyms? Learn how to navigate the system of care and tips on preparing for IEPs.

 
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Meet Our Experts

Our panel of experts combine medical and therapeutic perspectives with years of experience working passionately alongside famiiles and children with special needs.

 
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Tools & Resources

A library of resources, reference links and easy to print guidelines for you to post on the fridge and share with others!

 
Love, Laugh & Live
 
 
 
 

Love, Laugh, & Live

This section is devoted to our amazing moms. It's ok, in fact we encourage you to laugh and develop goals for YOURSELF! Share your secrets of sanity and be encouraged to take time for you!

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From our Experts & Contributors
Summer is a time of sensory overload, here are some tips to help your out of sync child during this time. It’s the Fourth of July and families everywhere…...(continued)
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Physical Development Articles
Hands down, the biggest challenge of the season also happens to be the first: Halloween
Autumn can be difficult for parents of children with special needs
A special experience for any child is a visit to a local movie theater to watch a film with their family. For a child with special needs or a sensory processing disorder, a visit to a local movie theater isn't the typical fun experience and may be filled with anxiety and fear.
CES highlights some of these new 3-D gadgets at time when Nintendo issues health warnings.
The teen years are tough for any parent, but they can be particularly challenging when your child has special needs
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We all could use a little help during the holidays!
Jason has autism, and children with autism can experience sensory over-stimulation when visiting a mall with new sights and sounds
It’s my kids’ favorite holiday, and we’re getting ourselves ready for eight nights full of celebration. This year, Hanukkah starts at sundown on December 1st
The holiday season can be difficult for parents of children with special needs. But it doesn’t have to be
Much like Halloween, the problems here revolve around sensory integration disorder
Another big challenge of the season sneaks up on all of us: the end of Daylight Savings Time
If you suspect that your child’s sensory development is not optimal, it is important to check with your pediatrician for further screening and follow-up
Many teachers are aware of the need to recognize what a child’s sensory system is telling him
Without buying any expensive toys, you can create a fun, sensory-rich environment in your own home
If you find that your child is visually impaired, your next question may be, “What can I do to help my child?”
Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is a temporary or permanent visual impairment caused by the disturbance of the posterior visual pathways and/or the occipital lobes of the brain
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is an eye disorder affecting premature infants. This disorder was called Retrolental Fibroplasia in the past
Optic Nerve Atrophy (ONA) is a permanent visual impairment caused by damage to the optic nerve
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH) refers to the underdevelopment of the optic nerve during pregnancy
Watching your children grow is exciting. Sometimes you may not realize how much they have grown when you see them every day
Albinism refers to a group of inherited conditions. People with albinism have absent or reduced pigment in their eyes, skin or hair
Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheet
Light rays enter the eyes by passing through the cornea, the aqueous, the pupil, the lens, the vitreous, and then striking the light sensitive nerve cells (rods and cones) in the retina
Infants and children with motor delays or movement problems can benefit from early intervention.
With a little creativity, you can use things you already have around the home to help your child become active
Learning to write is an important part of every school curriculum
Although they share a common diagnosis, children with Visual Impairment (VI) may have a wide range of visual characteristics.
The retina is the innermost coating of the eye, containing light-sensitive nerve cells and fibers connecting with the brain through the optic nerve
A vision assessment can be done at home and school as well as the doctor's office
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