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Category : Developmental Disabilities

Guardianship For Adults With ASD

Ideally, you want to have a responsible person have guardianship over an adult with ASD! Parents are always responsible for their children. For the most part, they are their child’s legal guardian and make decisions regarding a child’s welfare,[...]

2 Great Tips For Parenting A Child With Special Needs

Understanding what your special needs child responds best to is easier than you think. Being a parent to any child is a true blessing. However, when you have a special needs child, it can be a little more difficult if you are unprepared for the[...]

The Connection Between Autism And Screen Time: Special Brains, Special Risks

Children with autism are often negatively affected by too much screen time. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are highly prone to developing negative effects as a result of too much screen time. In fact, children with ASD are likely [...]

Everything You Wanted To Know About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a complex disability. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition that affects less than one percent of the population and is often the forgotten condition among the intellectual and developmental disabilities. What Is Cerebral Palsy? [...]

The Types of Job Shadowing

Job shadowing helps individuals with developmental disabilities gain experience and confidence in their abilities. Job shadowing is a great way for people with developmental disabilities to find their purpose in life. This special work experien[...]

All About Weighted Blankets

While everyone loves a blanket to snuggle up in, a weighted blanket may have some positive effects on your loved ones with all types of disabilities. A weighted blanket is the newest accessories for children and adults with developmental disabi[...]

What is Asperger Syndrome?

It can be hard for children with Asperger syndrome to engage in everyday activities. Asperger syndrome is a neurobiological disorder that is on the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum. The symptoms of Asperger syndrome ranges from mil[...]

The Difference Between Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Do you know what the difference between an intellectual and a developmental disability are? There are many different terms to describe a disability but when it comes down to it, there are two different categories for them: intellectual and deve[...]

What is Fragile X Syndrome?

Do you know what Fragile X Syndrome is? Fragile X syndrome is not as wide known as other developmental disorders like autism. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a change in the person’s genes. This disorder is caused when change[...]

Pokémon GO Reportedly Helping Individuals with ASD

Everyone is talking about Pokemon GO. What is your ASD child missing out on? Since its release on July 6th, the Niantic and Nintendo app Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm and mainstream media by storm. If you have not heard about Pokémon [...]