A review of what current legal resources and laws exist to help parents of children with special needs Since 2005, the issue of bullying has become so important that 45 of the 50 states have passed laws against it. In 2010, several states have intensified..
Siblings Perspectives: Some guidelines for parents There is little doubt that those of us raised with siblings have been influenced by that relationship. Living with a brother or sister with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) adds more significant and uniq..
Autism in the Spotlight after Dr. Wakefield’s Vaccine Study Declared Fraudulent During a week when Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s study linking vaccines to autism was declared fraudulent in a lengthy report by The British Medical Journal, there are a numb..
Finding opportunties in the classroom for teachers and students to disable stereotypes and bullying When Juliette Wallen, a mother in San Marcos, Calif., heard that her son, “J,” was being bullied at school, she quickly reached out to people at www.Br..
I Have A Little Dreidel (SPD Hanukkah) It’s my kids’ favorite holiday, and we’re getting ourselves ready for eight nights full of celebration. This year, Hanukkah starts at sundown on December 20th, so we’re quickly changing gears from eating Than..
Down syndrome is a genetic variation that affects one out of 800 to 1,000 babies born in the United States. More than 350,000 people live with Down syndrome in the United States. Although all children are unique in their patterns of development, children ..
Even though your child may still be in early intervention, it is never too early to get yourself prepared for beginning to work with your school district. We recommend that when your child turns 2.5 years old, you begin initiating the process. Each stat..
The most intensive period of speech and language development occurs during the first three years of life. Language seems to develop best in an environment that is loving, caring and interactive. First words are one of the most important milestones that ..
An overview on AbilityPath.org’s Report and Guide to Bullying and Special Needs Julia Nimir, a young woman with Down syndrome and subject of the documentary “Walking in my Shoes,” was bullied most of her life. She shared through her personal exp..
Parents are invested in improving their child’s vocabulary and reading skills. This is especially import for a child who has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This article provides a different spin on parent opportunities to help one’s child buil..