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Go To Pro
Spring Break Family Activities
Family Activities Bring a Good Time Spring has finally arrived…and that means it’s time for some adventures! I recall one of the big adventures for me as a 12 year old girl was going...
Improve Reading Comprehension
Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension I’ve mentioned in prior posts the importance of reading fluency but there is more to reading than just fluency. In addition to fluency you...
Autism Spectrum: Improving Expressive Communication and Comprehension Skills
All students need to learn to express themselves in one form or another whether you have dyslexia, a learning disability, or in the autism spectrum. When language is difficult, it can be...

Activities

Activities
Fun and Therapeutic Water Play in Your Own Backyard or Neighborhood Pool
Who wants to jump into a cool pool on a hot summer day? Your child does!Since play is the main way a child learns, giving your child aquatic tasks designed with play in mind can be both fun...
Occupational Therapy Month
With the rise of autism and the promotions to increase autism awareness, April is a pretty full month.  However, autism shares April with occupational therapy, and the American...
Yoga for People with Disabilities
Imagine a calm room with zen music streaming from the speakers, and an instructor directs the people in the room to place their hands on the floor and their buttocks in the air.  You...

Products and Services

Products and Services
Dolphin Tale 2 Combo Pack
Three years ago the world was introduced to Winter, a sweet dolphin that was injured and had to have her tail removed. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of many people, a prosthetic tail...
New Technology For Leg Bag Users: How the Freedom Flow™ II is Changing Lives
Asking for help with personal care can be uncomfortable at times. For some people it’s a daily occurrence. People using a catheter have to deal with the extra chore of emptying their leg...
Rib-it-Ball
The Rib-it-Ball is a patented product originally created for a little boy born without eyes.  The challenge from the boy’s mother was to create a ball that is light weight, makes sound...

Legal

Legal
Creating a Legal Plan for Your Child’s Future
There is no “one size fits all” approach that parents of a child diagnosed within the “autism spectrum” should take as the child approaches their 18th birthday. The abilities and the needs...
I&RS vs. 504 Accommodation Plan vs. IEP
You’ve heard about the I&RS Plan and the 504 Accommodation Plan as well as the IEP, but what are these documents? How are they different? When are they relevant to your child? And most...
Financial Gifts for Children with Special Needs
It is a grandparent’s right to spoil the grandchildren. But if your grandchildren have special needs, giving them large financial gifts may have unintended consequences.  Many...

Children and Parents

Children and Parents
100 Days until we meet our Real Heroes
What a treat for this correspondent to be part of today’s press conference. April 16th 2015 marks “100 Days” until the Special Olympics World Games kicks off this July. As everyone gathered...
 Blessing in Disguise by Robin Flutterby Borakove
Seeing the world through my eyes is amazing for several reasons, but it’s also been one of my biggest challenges. For most people, all sound information projects up to a certain part of our...
Life With Asperger’s Syndrome by Robin Flutterby Borakove
Hello, I’m Robin Flutterby Borakove, high functioning adult with special needs, now a correspondent for SpecialNeeds.com, covering the Special Olympics World Games and other amazing events...