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..
This past week, common core state standards plan for US K-12 students in the areas of English and math was released. The new standards were written by teachers, experts and administrators in the field of education to help prepare students for college and ..
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..
I was born March 14, 1982 in Oakville, Ontario (Canada) and I spent most of my life growing up in Burlington, Ontario. In my youth I was extremely quiet and withdrawn, only really finding personal enjoyment working in solitude creating my artwork. My pare..
New Study Released by the UC Davis Mind Institute The new study released today by the UC Davis Mind Institute increases the risk rate of having a second child with autism to be nearly 19 percent. Previously estimated at between 3 and 10 percent, the Mind ..
About the National Standards Project This report provides comprehensive information about the level of scientific evidence that exists in support of the many educational and behavioral treatments currently available for individuals with Autism Spectrum Di..
OPTION 1 You may choose to complete this description of your child and send it to the Child Study Team Contact Person before the Evaluation or Individualized Education Program meeting to provide a picture of your child which may be used in establishing yo..
Augmentative and Alternative Communication When children are learning to communicate there are several ways they go about expressing themselves, Speech is only one method of communication. When a child is unable to communicate by speech, he must develop a..
Understanding Attention Spans of Young Children Attention problems in children, and their potential impact on learning, have been in the media spotlight for several years. As a result, many parents want to be alert to any early signs of attention span i..
‘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..