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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Daily Care Articles
The holiday season has arrived, and for special needs families, it can be difficult to find the perfect toy for their child.
AbilityPath.org compiled four fun and easy recipes to make for the Fourth of July.
AbilityPath.org created a list of ten summer activities to do with your child that don’t require weeks of planning, a small loan or traveling further than your backyard.
Being prepared to manage a seizure is the most important factor in providing oral care for children with seizure disorders.
Medical issues that are unique to symptoms of Down and other genetic syndromes fall into many categories...
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Medical issues that are unique to cerebral palsy fall into many categories
Many types of disabilities are accompanied by behavior issues, difficulty in movement and/or seizures which can often lead to oral trauma or damage to the face or mouth.
Be sure and discuss any concerns that you have before the first appointment.
Providing oral care for children and youth with special health care needs should generally follow the same standards of practice for typically developing children
Children with autism spectrum disorders can display a variety of behaviors and reactions that can complicate oral care.
Daily home care is the best way to prepare the child for care in a dental office.
There are three primary ways that medications can affect the teeth and gums.
Great gift ideas from some of our favorite bloggers!
AbilityPath.org created four fun and festive activities to do with your kids this Fourth of July.
Popular travel destinations and guide, including Disneyland and Morgan's Wonderland, for your family including a child with special needs or a disability.
Baseball program for children with special needs enables them to fulfill their dreams of playing America’s national pastime.
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Giving toys to children with special needs presents parents with a unique set of challenges
With the holidays upon us, here’s a rundown on the 10 best gifts for kids with special needs
Ten healthy kid friendly foods with tips on how to get your child to eat them
Cassy Christianson, OT and credentialed feeding and swallowing specialist answers parent’s questions about feeding children with special needs
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Dentistry resources in San Mateo County (CA) and nearby communities who serve children with special needs
Consult your pediatrician before starting finger foods and discuss the appropriate foods and the latest information on allergies and the appropriate ages to introduce certain foods
According to the National Institute for Maternal and Child Health, the top ten ways to reduce the risk of SIDS are
Tips on How to Get Your Baby to Sleeep
For children with Down syndrome, there may be additional circumstances that lead to more challenges with eating and swallowing
You can encourage your child to try new foods and textures by having him help you prepare the new foods
Parents and health practitioners often track and measure development by observing milestones from infancy to young adulthood
Adults can use play as a way to promote and support several areas of children’s development
Bathing your infant or young child can be an enjoyable and special time
Studies show that adequate sleep is vital for learning and memory, and that lack of sleep affects safety
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