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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...
Special Needs Diagnosis: 3 Tips for Parents

Special Needs Diagnosis: 3 Tips for Parents

When a child is diagnosed with a disability, life changes not just for that child but for the rest of the family as well. When a child receives a diagnosis such as autism, Down syndrome, or any severe developmental disorder, it’s normal to feel robbed. You may...
How Play Therapy Benefits Special Needs Children

How Play Therapy Benefits Special Needs Children

Play therapy is a specialized technique used by child psychologists to communicate with children who need counseling. It is especially valuable in treating children who don’t have the verbal skills to express their thoughts and feelings. As the name implies, the...
Tips for Parenting a Child With Special Needs

Tips for Parenting a Child With Special Needs

The world is made up of millions of children that each have their own unique needs. Children with special needs- whether it be emotional or physical- are actually a fairly common occurrence. In fact, over 14 percent of children in the United States have special needs,...
Preparing Special Need Kids for a School Crisis

Preparing Special Need Kids for a School Crisis

Sadly, school shootings are continuing to occur. With the recent gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, I started thinking about how we can keep special need kids safe during emergencies. Regardless of how the government and education...
A New Face for Gerber Baby

A New Face for Gerber Baby

The Gerber Baby family welcomes Lucas Warren – a 1-year-old from Georgia who has Down Syndrome! He’s the first baby with Down Syndrome to become Gerber’s “Spokesbaby of the year” in its 91-year history.   Gerber Products Company is a...
Four Major Types of Special Needs Disabilities

Four Major Types of Special Needs Disabilities

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, a study conducted in 2015 found that over 6.6 million children have some type of special needs. While every child is different, the following are four major types of special needs children.   Physical...
6 National Special Needs Organizations

6 National Special Needs Organizations

Across the world, many special needs organizations are dedicated to helping those with medical, mental and psychological disabilities. While many of these are local organizations that work individually in their community, there are also many national organizations...