Latest articles by Barbara Streett
Planning a family vacation or a trip to Disneyland may be more of a challenge for a child with special needs. Parents need to take into consideration everything from nutritional and medical needs, sensory stimulation and wheelchair accessibility. But popu..
Parents of a child with autism have a 24 hour a day; 7 day a week job that instead of paying them costs them astronomical amounts of money. According to the Autism Society of America, lifetime costs for caring for a child with autism can reach as high as ..
Wandering for children with special needs can lead to children getting lost and parents needing to contact local police or fireman to help locate their child. Because of core behavioral and communication challenges associated with children with special ne..
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..
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..
Moms listen to the whines of their child all day and still tuck them into bed at night with a hug and a kiss. Moms joyfully accept a wilted dandelion presented between little sticky fingers. Moms loyally get up in the middle of the night to clean up after..
Sensory friendly visit to Santa provides holiday cheer to children with special needs. With a serious look, Jason Montefusco walked toward Santa, keeping a cautious eye on the man with the white beard. Slowly, the five-year-old climbed up into the seat, s..
Lisa Valerio is a mother of a 6.5-year-old beautiful boy named Nathan. Nathan was a happy and easy baby that met all his developmental milestones. Then a month after his 2nd birthday, his development began to shift. Words began disappearing from his reper..
‘No Problem Orchestra,’ an eight-member musical ensemble featuring musicians with special needs, will be playing at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011. These Austrian musicians are diagnosed with Down sy..
Link to autism and environmental factors still needs more research. A current study has been released reporting a possible link between autism and living near freeways. Published by a team of researchers from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Kec..