Being ready for kindergarten means that your child is able to attend to and learn the information being presented in the academic setting and is emotionally able to interact appropriately with her teacher and fellow students. What are some of the skills e..
Resources, toolkits and links to help you disable bullying Bullying: Special Needs Resources AbilityPath.org provides a variety of resources for parents, teachers and professionals to help disable bullying. Do you have a resource to share? Contact us Pare..
There isn’t a kid in the world who hasn’t occasionally wanted to skip school. But children who struggle with learning can grow to dread school so much, that every day becomes a battle to get them there. Brandy Stephenson* has had days that her 10-year..
Stories ripped from the headlines from parents on their child’s experience with bullying. “My daughter is a wonderful, adorable, sweet child with Down syndrome. The bullying she encountered started in elementary school and has followed her to midd..
Individualized Education Programs offer opportunities to combat bullying Although they may be targets, children who are bullied do not have to remain victims. With the appropriate tools and support systems in place, a child can be a part of changing the s..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Join AbilityPath.org, Special Olympics, Best Buddies and more to take action and disable bullying. Disable Bullying! Five easy steps anyone can take to help disable bullying: Educate. Change starts with each individual. Stereotypes and misconceptions abou..