Is Your Website Accessible to Children with Special Needs?

Roughly 34.2 million people in the United States have a functional limitation; this number encompasses children as well. It’s easy to take for granted the little things we can easily do everyday, like accessing the internet. Online access has become a staple in children’s education, a
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Catching Waves For Well-Being

Surf therapy programs often focus on children with autism or anxiety, or groups like veterans or cancer survivors. Evidence indicates that surfing has a positive effect on mindfulness in addition to its physical benefits. Learn more about surf therapy and a California-based surf thera
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Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Travelers with Autism

Travel just became a bit easier for many families. A growing number of theme parks, hotels and special attractions are introducing autism training and sensory guides, providing resources in times of need, and assuring families they won’t be judged. Learn more in this recent New York T
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Checking Life’s Milestones Off The List

Do you do that? Do you keep a mental tally of the things you hope your child will successfully do and give yourself a pat on the back when they accomplish something? I sure did. Maybe it’s because they (doctors, society) harbor on it so much during a child’s first year. Did hold their
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Gifts That Give Twice

Wouldn’t be wonderful to give a gift that gives twice this holiday season? If you’re searching for the perfect gifts to give, please consider supporting one of these wonderful artists and entrepreneurs who just so happen to be physically or developmentally challenged. You
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Holiday Acts of Kindness For Special Needs Families

Families with special needs children face unique challenges that often make celebrating the holiday season more demanding and more stressful. For example, special needs may find it difficult to accomplish holiday tasks such as Christmas shopping while maintaining the care level requir
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Heroes Among Us – Special Needs Dads

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.     –Jim Valvano   As we take time this weekend to honor the fathers, grandfathers and wonderful male role models in our lives, let’s take a moment to recognize the one particular
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