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What You Should Know About Developmental Disabilities

Here’s what you should know about some of the most common developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities come in many forms, some of which are less obvious than others. These kinds of disabilities are something everyone should be aware [...]

Is My Child Dyslexic? Common Signs of Dyslexia to Look for in Early Childhood

Here’s what to look for when evaluating your child for dyslexia. Dyslexia is a common neurologically-based disorder that interferes with the processing of language. When children are first starting to learn how to read and write in early childh[...]

5 Tips for Parents with Children Who Stutter

As a parent of a child with a stutter, there is a lot to know about communication with your child. As a parent of a child with a stutter, there is a lot to know about communication with your child. Something that seems effortless with other peo[...]

3 Tips for Living with Visually Impaired People

Here are three ways you can make your home a livable and safe place for your visually impaired relative or friend. When living with someone who suffers from any amount of vision loss, you want to make life as easy for this person as you possibl[...]

Easy Reminders for Communicating With Deaf People

Here are some useful tips that will help you through easy and effective communication. Communicating with a deaf person isn’t all that different than communicating with a hearing person.  When communicating with both deaf and hearing people, ma[...]

4 Tips for Helping Your Autistic Teenager Prepare for Holiday Gatherings

It is a joyous time of year, but all of the lights, laughter, strange foods, and loud music can sometimes be a bit too much for your autistic teen. The time for holiday gatherings has come! It is a joyous time of year, but all of the lights, la[...]

How to Help Children with Sensory Processing Disorder Thrive

October is National Sensory Processing Awareness month. October is National Sensory Processing Awareness month. Parents, therapists, and other caregivers help kids deal with this disorder every day, but few people actually know what Sensory Pro[...]

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[...]

5 Common Misconceptions About Deaf People

The top deaf myths, busted! There are a variety of myths that people have regarding the deaf. It’s important that we start to debunk these myths and learn to treat the deaf with the respect that they deserve. All Deaf People Can Read Lips And W[...]

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[...]

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 [...]

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[...]