Life after High School “The Journey to Life After High School: A Road Map for Parents of Children with Special Needs” This comprehensive guide examines the laws that impact a child with special needs, the importance of the individualized education pla..
If your child is a late talker or has other challenges with communication, early intervention will likely be recommended. A speech-language pathologist (SLP) can work with you to develop communication goals and objectives. These goals are usually updated ..
Feda Almaliti, a parent of a child with autism, struggled for over two years for coverage by her insurance carrier of an expensive yet necessary form of therapy called Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). It wasn’t until recently, that she became aware ..
Appendices – Planning Guide: Year-by-year WHAT TO DO AND WHEN TO DO IT Before Age 14: • Begin transition planning through the IEP process. An IEP must include transition-planning services starting at age 16, but the process should ideally begin at..
Your child may be eligible for Designated Instruction Services (DIS), also known as related services. These support services help a child benefit from his special education program. They also help him make progress in the general curriculum. Eligibility i..
New Autism Report: Emphasizes Environmental Factors as Cause New and controversial studies have been released suggesting a link to autism and the environment, including the environment in the womb. California Autism Twin Study Suggests Prenatal Risk Facto..
My son David, up until the age of 10, knew very few words such as mama, papa, and toy (I know, all kids’ favorite word). At the age of 11 he became high-functioning; he would not stop talking and we couldn’t be happier. He was no longer shy; he co..
AAC Resources http://www.isaac-online.org The website of the International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication http://www.ussaac.org The website of the United States Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication http://www...
There are many treatment options for a child with cerebral palsy (CP). But play can go a long way toward encouraging development. Try these tips to develop cognitive and social skills: Encourage your child to make friends with other children. If necessary..
The Language of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders http://www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/documents/WYNKLanguageFASD2.pdf Web brochure by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, entitled “The Language of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” Fetal Alcoh..