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Looking at Special Needs Education in a New Light
One doctor’s holistic approach to educating children with learning disabilities. JoQueta Handy, PhD, CCC-SLP is an Integrative Medicine Doctor who has developed the Brilliant Learning...
Why Do Kids Have Trouble Spelling?
Reasons Learning Spelling is Hard There are several reasons for kids to have trouble with spelling. The main reason kids have problems with spelling is that most spelling books teach...
‘Speechless’ Series Focuses on Special Needs
When the ABC sitcom Speechless premiers September 21, 2016, viewers will see a different kind of sitcom family. Minnie Driver plays Maya, the mother of three kids, one of which is a special...

Activities

Activities
Hug Grabs Gold he has Been Longing for at Rio 2016
“I still can’t believe it, I can’t say how happy I am. I’m really, really, really happy,”Swiss ‘Silver Bullet’ Marcel Hugfinally grabbed the Paralympic gold medal he has been waiting...
Rio Paralympics 2016: Closing ceremony tribute for Bahman Golbarnezhad
Bahman Golbarnezhad died following a crash in the men's C4-5 road race on Saturday.  Story and photo courtesy of REUTERS The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were brought to a close...
Rio 2016: Queen Hails 'Magnificent' Paralympians on Homecoming
The Queen has praised the performance of Britain's Paralympics team at Rio 2016 as "magnificent" as the athletes returned to the UK on a special flight. Parades to celebrate the...

Products and Services

Products and Services
Once Upon a Sign: The Magic Mirror
“Once Upon a Sign” has a series of DVDs all performed in American Sign Language. They can be played with or without subtitles, and even though they are designed for the deaf, they are fun...
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...

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
Remembering Olivia Quigley (1992-2016)...an Inspiration for Us All!
     It was near the end of a long day at the Katherine B. Loker Track & Field Staduim at USC, Los Angles, where I had been covering a variety of Special Olympic World...
Message of Peace Unveiled at Rio Landmark
The giant flag was divided into seven pieces to be transported up to the Christ statue © • Rio 2016/Alex Ferro. By Rio 2016  Giant mosaic made up of 500 flags designed...
Special Olympic Southern California Summer Games 2016
     Photo credits: Freddie B. Photography™ (Copyright 2016) I woke up on the morning of June 11 in Long Beach to an overcast & foggy morning, with the...