A short collection of stories from parents who are working with their children to work towards healthy weight. Alex is a 12 year old boy with autism who seemed to be a typically developing child until about age 4, when, his mother says, “He kind of fell..
An inexpensive and simple blood test to detect Down syndrome and other birth disorders is currently under research and development. This test could provide an improved alternative to current prenatal tests. (http://www.abilitypath.org/articles/article/hea..
With the holidays fast approaching, AbilityPath’s parent nonprofit organization, Community Gatepath welcomed chefs from Stanford University’s Dining Department to help young adults with disabilities and their families kick-off healthy eating habits. ..
Toolkit, resources and links to help encourage healthy habits Obesity: Special Needs Resources » (download the entire report) AbilityPath.org provides a variety of resources for parents, teachers and professionals to help their children find balance and ..
Down syndrome is a genetic variation that affects one out of 800 to 1,000 babies born in the United States. More than 350,000 people live with Down syndrome in the United States. Although all children are unique in their patterns of development, children ..
A look at how anti-obesity programs can serve as an integral component in maintaining healthy special needs children. Special Olympics Health Promotion http://www.specialolympics.org/healthy_athletes.aspx Health Promotion, part of the broader Special Olym..
Information in this article was made available from a guide for parents and dental providers of children with special needs developed by the Oklahoma Dental Foundation in partnership with several funders. The entire guide is available for download at: O..
Tips to Beat the Heat A triple digit heat wave is hitting much of the country this week. Heat can be a silent threat to children, especially children whose communication delays or other special needs might make it harder to detect danger. Heat stroke ca..
This list is provided as a courtesy from the Family Resource Center at Community Gatepath. Please note, inclusion does not imply endorsement by AbilityPath.org or Community Gatepath and its affiliates. This is not an all inclusive list. To be added, pleas..
Oral Health Care Basics for Children with Special Health Care Needs Information in this article was made available from a guide for parents and dental providers of children with special needs developed by the Oklahoma Dental Foundation in partnership with..