By Marie Louise Ludwig “Autism.” Hearing that six-letter word, a diagnosis for our daughter, Stephanie, 19 years ago, was nothing less than a dagger in my heart. We did not understand its complexity. Or how severely it had affected her. Back then there was no Google to search for research. How were we to know […]
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Schools & Educational Programs Camphill Special School camphillspecialschool.org, 610-469-9236 A Waldorf school providing residential and day academic and prevocational programs, as well as therapeutic care, for children in kindergarten through grade 12. The Devereux Foundation devereux.org, 800-345-1292 Providing clinical, therapeutic, educational and employment programs and services, as well as residential care, for children with autism and intellectual disabilities. […]
For many special needs children, integration into the standard classroom isn’t just a goal, but an achievable step that helps them find their balance and place in the world. By Stacy Roth Photo by Carrie Hill It can be difficult for children and their parents to make the transition from a pre-school early intervention program […]
By Karen Murray On November 11, 2008, my husband, Chris, and I experienced one of life’s most amazing moments — welcoming our first child into the world. We were simply consumed with love and joy. Then, just after Bridget Anne’s grandparents rushed in to admire her … a knock on the door. A doctor explained […]
You got your kid walking and talking, but this tying their own shoes thing is a whole new ballgame. Help both you and your child have a smoother, less stressful learning experience with this handy tool developed by a local mom. By Melissa Greiner Photo courtesy Loopeez Loopeez What it is: A simple rubber […]
Each of our children is special, so it’s no surprise that some of them approach learning differently than their peers. If your child isn’t thriving in the traditional school atmosphere, the team at Brain Balance may be able to help. Learn more, and comment to win a free assessment, plus other goodies!
Man’s best friend proves to be also a great helper with the assistance of this area non-profit. By Melissa Greiner Photo by Carrie Hill The simple acts many of us take for granted — opening a door, grabbing something off a shelf — make daily living possible. For patients with physically debilitating diseases from spina […]
Spring has sprung, so make your way outside! Not only is a great way to play and enjoy the day, it’s good for you and your children.
There are many outdoor activities in our line-up this week, so get out the sun hats and the SPF and get out there! Check back in with us later in the week for our local Earth Day activities listing.
April is Autism Awareness Month. Learn more about the diagnosis and ways you and your family can get more involved in the autism community.