http://www.blindbabies.org/Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheet ™ DEFINITION Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is an eye disorder affecting premature infants. This disorder was called Retrolental Fibroplasia in the past. ROP affects immature blood vesse..
A special experience for any child is a visit to a local movie theater to watch a film with their family. For a child with special needs or a sensory processing disorder, a visit to a local movie theater isn’t the typical fun experience and may be f..
Dealing with big physical and emotional changes in your adolescent At a parent group meeting, a mother asked “since my daughter’s mental age is about a third grade level, why is she starting her period? This doesn’t seem possible.” All children go..
John grew up running bases and fielding baseballs on his Little League Baseball team. He looked back with fondness on his childhood memories and could not wait to share the experience with his son, Adam. When Adam was diagnosed with autism, John thought t..
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..
Strolling down the aisles of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, one notices the proliferation and continuing trend of three dimensional or 3-D products ranging from televisions, video game consoles and 3-D glasses for computer use and movie..
A Parent’s Guide To Thriving During The Holidays! The holiday season can be difficult for parents of children with special needs. But it doesn’t have to be. Between dressing up for Halloween, changing clocks back for Daylight Savings Time, partying ov..
Making Camps Accessible for All Families of children with an autism spectrum disorder are often faced with the dilemma of what to do over the summer. Where can my child go? What can he/she do? The answer is… just about anything, anywhere. And if a c..
Gabrielle Stephens is a worried mom. “It seems as though everyday there is a product or food that is recalled and I worry about the dangers to my child,” says Stephens. Gabrielle is not alone in her worry. Checking national headlines in just the p..
MANAGING FALL FRENZY Autumn can be difficult for parents of children with special needs. But it doesn’t have to be. Between dressing up for Halloween, changing clocks back for Daylight Savings Time and partying over turkey on Thanksgiving, there’s no ..