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An overview on how obesity is particularly present in the special needs community “We feel that the healthy weight issue for people with disabilities is every bit as serious as it is in the general population. There’s an epidemic, an endemic of unheal..
A short collection of stories from parents who are working with their children to work towards healthy weight. Alex is a 12 year old boy with autism who seemed to be a typically developing child until about age 4, when, his mother says, “He kind of fell..
An overview of risk factors that help explain the epidemic of obesity within the special needs community. “There are so many factors that have to be dealt with, particularly when you get into the more severe level of disability where there are physical,..
In the Beginning The High School Years Now that your child is in high school, you will need to start meeting annually with the school to create your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). You may have already begun the IEP process earlier i..
Preparation for the Journey Looking ahead, it might seem overwhelming to already begin thinking about your child’s transition from high school to adulthood. After all, he or she just started middle school. It is important to remember, though, tha..
Toolkit, resources and links to help encourage healthy habits Obesity: Special Needs Resources » (download the entire report) AbilityPath.org provides a variety of resources for parents, teachers and professionals to help their children find balance and ..
Employment or College? After Graduation Whether your child goes on to a postsecondary education or not, he or she will need to transition into the “real world.” Depending on the level of their abilities, this may mean finding employment, enrolling the..
Halloween Trick or Treat Social Story Halloween can be a fun holiday but also a little scary with all the different costumes and masks. It can also be a loud holiday with everyone so excited. But I will have fun on Halloween with my Mom or Dad because the..
Join AbilityPath.org, Special Olympics, Best Buddies and more to take action and disable bullying. Disable Bullying! Five easy steps anyone can take to help disable bullying: Educate. Change starts with each individual. Stereotypes and misconceptions abou..
Halloween is a fun and exciting time for many children. However, Halloween can cause fear and anxiety for many children with special needs – they may face challenges with sensory overload, feeling comfortable, happy, or safe. As a parent of a child with..