Health & Day Care
 
 
 
 

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.

 
My Community
 
 
 
 

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.

 
Meet Our Experts
 
 
 
 

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.

 
Tools & Resources
 
 
 
 

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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Expert Blogs
My recent Zero To Three journal (May 2009) arrived recently and I was so looking forward to reading it cover to cover, as I always do. The focus was on postpartum depression and while all of the articles were highly informative and insightful, I was very intrigued by an article that focused on postpartum depression in women who have struggled with infertility and have later become mothers...(continued)
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Social and Emotional Development Articles
There’s a kind of resolution that I’ve never made before, but that has always fascinated me: identifying one idea, often summarized in just one word.
Travel Tips for Traveling with Your Child with Special Needs
Benefits, Methods and Goals of Social Skills Groups
Stress is something most parents experience. Yet the stress of raising a child with special needs is compounded.
Mothers of children with special needs contend with a variety of stressors
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Imagine how you feel when you hear nails on a blackboard. That’s what it’s like for children with sensory processing disorder
Amy is an AbilityPath Mom that has never stopped advocating services for her daughter while also raising her other two children
Recognizing Symptoms and Signs of Depression
Often, one of the best ways to find a therapist is by “word of mouth.” Start by asking friends or family members who may have worked with therapists in the past
Sometimes, children and families need help adjusting in the face of difficult times and may find the support of a mental health professional to be helpful
Therapy provides a safe, empathic, accepting space for parents and children
How do I know if my child’s behavior may be due to the environment?
Separation anxiety is common in children between the ages of eight months to three years
How do I know if my child’s behavior may be due to the child not knowing what to do, but being ready to learn?
You and your baby have within you the building blocks for developing a healthy, secure attachment
How do I know if my child’s behavior may be due to an emotional need?
It is important for you to understand why your child may be misbehaving
Practicing consistent, positive discipline is one of the most important ways you can support your child’s healthy development
Are you beginning to develop a greater awareness of why and how you experience stress?
Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something that we can choose. –Maureen Killoran
Self and Mutual Regulation: Resources and References
If your child has trouble with self-regulation, it could be due to environmental stressors or your child’s unique differences
How do you respond to your children’s needs, impulses, and behaviors?
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