Find support for parents of children with special needs. Learn how to advocate for your child, raise funds for needed equipment and find helpful organizations.
Special Needs, Visual Impairment
Vision impairment in young children can be caused by congenital and acquired conditions. Many services are available to help children with low vision achieve their healthy best.
Sleep, Special Needs
After a terrible experience with another special needs bed, Rachel finds that the Safety Sleeper bed solves all her bedtime woes!
Have you been told your child has sensory processing difficulties? Read on to learn the difference between hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity.
Weighted vests are a sensory tool that give your child all the benefits of a soothing, comforting hug and can decrease anxiety and improve self-regulation.
Tactile Art, Visual Impairment
Accessible Origami provides basic text-only step-by-step instructions on how to fold popular origami figures for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Concerned about your child’s strong reactions to being touched? Learn more about tactile defensiveness and how you can help your child manage their response to sensory information.
Hand flapping is one type of repetitive movement that provides sensory stimulation and comfort. Find out more about the connection between hand flapping and autism.
Assistive Technology, Visual Impairment
The BlindShell Accessible Cell Phone, with a tactile keypad, large screen, and enhanced voice control, is the perfect phone for those blind users.
Assistive Technology, Special Needs
Switch play can include interacting with online switch activities, activating musical toys, or even controlling kitchen appliances like blenders.
Product Reviews, Special Needs
The fully customizable SAMi-3 seizure monitor can alert you when your child has a seizure while also minimizing the number of false alarms you receive.
Speech-language pathologists will conduct an initial evaluation to determine how a child is using language, understanding language, and interacting with others.
Multisensory play, combining sounds and touch, and encouraging reaching and exploration can help your blind baby develop better spacial awareness.
Tactile input is important for the healthy development of every child. Try these activities and toys at home to engage your child's tactile system.
Skin-to-skin contact is particularly important for babies with special needs, such as premature babies, babies with disabilities, or babies in the NICU.
Habilitation and rehabilitation are services that often fall under the same umbrella. Curious to know how they differ? Read on below for more information!
Potty Training, Product Reviews, Special Needs
Changing sheets and cleaning up after bedwetting can be a challenge. Peelaway disposable bed sheets are waterproof and make changing sheets easy!
Winter can be challenging for parents of kids in wheelchairs. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep your child warm and safe in the winter.
Disciplining a child with autism involves using consistent, gentle discipline techniques and understanding your child’s specific needs and behaviors.
The vestibular system helps us to maintain postural control, balance, and coordination. Try these fun vestibular input activities and toys with your child!
Development, Visual Impairment
Blind children may have delayed development in several key areas. These development charts outline milestones for visually impaired babies.