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Category : Developmental Disabilities

Helping a Young Adult with Autism Find Independence

Autism does not mean your young adult won't be able to be independent. For most of your child’s life, you have been doing everything for them. From making their meals to getting them where they need to be for their activities, but for most pare[...]

What is Cerebral Palsy?

There are many different kinds and levels of severity of cerebral palsy. While most people think of cerebral palsy as a single disorder, it is actually a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move. These developmental disorders n[...]

What is Down Syndrome?

Down Syndrome affects one in every 691 babies born in the U.S. every year. One in every 691 babies born in the United States is born with Down Syndrome. It is one of the most common genetic conditions and affects approximately 400,000 Americans[...]

What is Autism?

Autism and ASDs are a common diagnosis but that does not mean people truly understand what it is. It may seem like being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a common diagnosis these days. But how much do you really know about au[...]

What are Developmental Disabilities?

What exactly is a developmental disability? Although many of us may know someone with a family member who has a developmental disability, often our knowledge does not go far beyond that.  And all too often, we feel uncomfortable talking about i[...]

What are Community Learning Services?

Community learning services allow individuals with disabilities to learn a skill and help their community. For many adults with developmental disabilities, holding a typical 8-hour job can be extremely hard. This can not only leave them depende[...]

What are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders have been in the new lately, but do you really know what they are? Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in people whose mothers drank alcohol during the pregnancy. Th[...]

Dealing with ADHD as an Adult

ADHD can affect people of all ages. But how do you deal with this disorder as an adult? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is most commonly thought of as a childhood disability. But that does not mean it can’t affect people well in[...]

Finding Assistance for Autism Spectrum Disorder

If your child or a loved one has autism spectrum disorder, a common developmental disability, you may have many questions. This is perfectly normal, and luckily for you, many of these questions can be easily answered due to the extensive researc[...]