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Signs You May Need Mental Health Help

Signs You May Need Mental Health Help

Unlike physical ailments that manifest themselves through pain and injuries, mental health issues can be far less visible and difficult to diagnose. During the Covid-19 global pandemic and resulting recession, studies have shown that mental health issues have risen...

Helping Special Needs Individuals Learn Financial Skills

Helping Special Needs Individuals Learn Financial Skills

  Taylor Carty was born with cerebral palsy. Despite her disability, Carty grew up with her own savings and checking account. At 23, the recent college graduate was contemplating how to pay for medical school. Although she's in her 20's, Ms. Carty qualifies for...

How to Support Parents of Special Needs Children

How to Support Parents of Special Needs Children

If you are the friend or family member of a parent with a special needs child, you are probably in awe of his or her strength, while at the same time wondering what you could possibly do to help. Fortunately, there are several small, yet dramatic, ways in which you...

The Best Special Needs Nonprofits

The Best Special Needs Nonprofits

A special needs organization is one that focuses on people afflicted by a specific condition, such as cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, brain injury, orthopedic impairment, visual or hearing impairment, and a wide range of others. Some of the best non-profits...

Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and COVID-19

Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and COVID-19

There has been much attention paid to specific demographics when it comes to COVID-19 like the elderly or Millennial's. But there is a large group of individuals that have yet to be addressed. More than six million Americans have been diagnosed with Intellectual and...

Preparing for Halloween with a Special Needs Child

Preparing for Halloween with a Special Needs Child

Most parents with special needs children agree that holidays can pose unique challenges, and Halloween is certainly no exception. There are many parts of the day that can be difficult for children with special needs to enjoy. However, with a little planning and...

How to Help a Special Needs Family

How to Help a Special Needs Family

Even the most well-intentioned people often have difficulty discerning the best ways to help a friend with a child with special needs. If you are looking for easy and practical ways to show you want to support them, here are a few ways to do just that:   Listen...

Preparing Your Special Needs Child for School

Preparing Your Special Needs Child for School

Getting ready for a new school year is stressful for most children, but it can be especially difficult for a child with special needs. Transitioning to a school schedule is a challenge, as is making sure a special-needs child receives the attention they need from the...

Financial Preparation for a Special Needs Child

Financial Preparation for a Special Needs Child

Although it is never a fun topic to discuss, it is imperative that parents of special needs children take excellent care to plan for their child's financial future. Here are a few of the most critical steps to take to ensure stability and security for your child:...