Children and Parents

Children and Parents
Our Special Lives - Down Syndrome
CaféMom introduces the YouTube series Our Special Lives. Each episode features a different family with a special needs child and we're able to take a look into their lives, their challenges...
Sixth Annual “Mardi Gras for Autism”
To support autism charities and special education, Bourbon Street Bar and Grill’s sixth annual FREE family carnival benefit, ‘Mardi Gras for Autism’ will be held outside Bourbon Street Bar...
Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games 2015
Team Behind Opening Ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 and London 2012 Olympic Games to Produce the Ceremonies of Special Olympics World Games FiveCurrents named executive producer for the...

Activities

Activities
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...
April Showers
The children’s verse “April Showers bring May flowers” sets the theme for this month’s fun ideas.  For many families spring does bring unpredictable weather with some warm days and...
Ten Tips for Playdate Inclusion Among Kids of All Abilities
Playdates are beneficial for ALL children to practice critical social skills on which future relationships will be built.  The benefits of playdates include: increasing confidence;...

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...

Go To Pro

Go To Pro
Dyslexia Test
Dyslexia Symptoms and Dyslexia Test A Parent's Question...   How early can you evaluate visual processing disorders like dyslexia and learning disabilities? My oldest has it,...
Two Valentine's Day Activities Improve Learning Skills Too
 Valentine's Day is upon us. That means lots of Valentine's Day Activities. One of my favorite things to do with my students as well as my own kids is to do a participation activity...
Learning to Read Isn’t Rocket Science
Learning to Read and Rapid Naming: the Connection Learning to read isn’t ‘rocket science’ but there is a lot going on when you read. Two of the processes happening at...