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Autism, Development, Special Needs
Understanding Cognitive Developmental Delay in Children
Cognitive developmental delays occur when a child’s thinking and reasoning are significantly below the expected average. Learn the signs and best ways to help.
Impossible Dream Accessible Sailing
The Impossible Dream, a universally accessible catamaran, travels the world creating access to the water for thousands of people with disabilities.
Braille and Literacy, Special Needs
How to Teach a Child With Dyslexia
Dyslexia can be challenging for kids and parents, but there are ways to teach a child with dyslexia to help them achieve their literacy - and life - goals.
3 Things All Special Needs Moms Need To Do Now To Maintain Their Sanity
It’s natural for special needs parents to go above and beyond for their children, but we need to remember that it's important to take a break as well.
10 Tips for Grandparents of Visually Impaired Children
What can you do when your grandchild is born with a disability? Here are tips to help you relate to your family and give them the support they need.
How to Deal With Sensory Overload in Children
You can help your child manage their symptoms and even prevent future meltdowns by learning how to deal with sensory overload.
Understanding Low Muscle Tone in Children
Hypotonia, or low muscle tone, is a condition in which a child’s muscles appear floppy, weak, or less stiff than expected for a child.
iPad Apps and Accessibility, Math and Science, Visual Impairment
Sonokids Apps Introduce Space, STEM, and Sonification to Kids Who Are Blind
These iPad apps from Sonokids feature the astronaut character CosmoBally who teaches blind children about space and sonification.
Sleep, Special Needs
Safe Place Bedding Travel Bed Review
Traveling with a special needs child can be stressful! Having a safe, durable, and easy to use travel bed can make traveling so much easier!
Autism, Product Reviews
13 Best Noise Canceling Headphones for Autism of 2023
Here are our 13 best noise canceling headphones for autism to help your child cope with loud noises, sound sensitivity, and sensory overload.
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI)
The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) is dedicated to providing information and tips to help you live well with vision loss.
The 10 Best Sensory Toys for Autism of 2023
There are many sensory toys for children with special needs that will help develop their sensory systems as well as being fun. Here are a few of the best!
Autism, Special Needs
How to Help Special Needs Kids Cope with Social Anxiety
Searching for coping tools for social anxiety in children? You can use several effective strategies to help your special needs child cope with anxiety. Let us help!
6 Hard Truths I’ve Learned Being a Special Needs Mom
Parenting a special needs child can be exhausting, both physically and emotionally, but it will also be the most rewarding thing you'll ever do.
Sensory Meltdown Survival Guide for Parents
There are many remedies to handle your child’s sensory meltdown. They vary based on the environment and the type of sensitivities your child experiences.
Play, Visual Impairment
The 8 Best Indoor Activities for Blind Kids
Finding fun activities for your visually impaired child can be a challenge, especially when you are stuck inside all day!
Sensory Activities, Special Needs
Creating a Sensory Garden for Your Special Needs Child
Anyone can benefit from the sensory experiences in a garden, but sensory gardens are particularly ideal for children with special needs.
Special Needs, Support
COVID Taught the World About Grief and Isolation; Special Needs Families Already Learned These Lessons
Maybe the world now recovering from the COVID pandemic can learn something from parents of disabled children who have already developed coping skills.
Sensory Activities, Special Needs
The 8 Best Sensory Swings for Kids with Special Needs
Sensory swings can create a relaxing space for any child, but they are particularly useful for children with special needs.
Research Studies, Visual Impairment
Family Interactions and Blind Children Research Study
University of Bristol is looking for families who can share videos of their children who are blind interacting with their friends and family.
Aware Bears Support Kids with Disabilities
Find out about Aware Bears and Never-Ending Stories. They aim to change the perception of what people with disabilities are capable of.
Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Visual Impairment
11 DIY Tactile Easter Eggs for Kids with Visual Impairments
We'll show you how to make tactile Easter eggs for kids who are blind by adding textures or other tactile elements to your dyed eggs.
Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Special Needs
Leprechaun Trap: 3 Accessibility Tips for Special Needs
Leprechaun traps are a traditional March school project and they can be effective special needs curriculum additions as well!
IEPs, Visual Impairment
CVI Now Creates IEP Guide for Parents of Kids with CVI
Navigating the IEP can be stressful. Learn about the IEP process, what to expect, and how to develop CVI-specific goals and evaluations.