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Why Are Children on the Autism Spectrum More Vulnerable to Bullying?

Why Are Children on the Autism Spectrum More Vulnerable to Bullying?

Children with ASD and other special needs diagnoses are prime targets for bullying. "Bully," a powerful film now out in theaters, and the book tie-in reveal compelling research and survey results.

Send a High Five to Help Special Olympics Athletes

Send a High Five to Help Special Olympics Athletes

Through VSP Vision Care's Send a High Five campaign, you can help up to 50,000 Special Olympics athletes receive eye exams and related vision services with just a few clicks.

New Survey Finds Americans Are Confused About Learning Disabilities

New Survey Finds Americans Are Confused About Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) recently released a shocking new survey of nearly 2,000 American adults (4.4% margin of error), showing that Americans lack a basic understanding of learning disabilities (LDs). We present the new information about causes and treatments for LDs, and rights for kids who have them.

Five Reasons Why Dogs Make Great Reading Partners For Children

Five Reasons Why Dogs Make Great Reading Partners For Children

It turns out dogs are not only good for our health, finding missing people, and helping disabled people live independent lives – they're good for kids' report cards, too. Michael and Linda Amiri offer five reasons why dogs make great reading partners for your kids.

Helping Challenged Kids Go Back To School

Helping Challenged Kids Go Back To School

How can you help your child with a psychiatric or learning disability deal with going back to school? Model confidence, create structure, and get to know the new teacher. Our expert offers six things to keep in mind as the academic year kicks into swing.

Bookshare Supplies Free Book Downloads For Kids With Learning Disabilities

Bookshare Supplies Free Book Downloads For Kids With Learning Disabilities

If your child has a learning difference like dyslexia, they may qualify for free digital books and reading tools from Bookshare, a literacy solution of Benetech, a nonprofit funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prepare for Traveling with a Child Who Has Asthma?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prepare for Traveling with a Child Who Has Asthma?

Preparation is the most important thing when traveling with a child who has asthma. A local pediatrician offers advice on how to prepare your asthmatic child for a variety of scenarios, including flying, hotel stays, international travel, and emergencies. UPDATED: January 2013

How Should I Deal with My Child's Demands and Frustrations?

How Should I Deal with My Child's Demands and Frustrations?

A social worker with two decades of experience working with stressed families and challenged children provides tips for parents on how to deal with their child’s demands and calm their frustrations in a constructive and successful way, without blowing up or giving in.

Does ADHD Exist?

Does ADHD Exist?

The belief that ADHD, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, isn’t real is a serious threat to the timely treatment that can transform the lives of young people. Steven Kurtz, Ph.D., ABPP, describes why people are skeptical and how to effectively respond to this skepticism.

Down the Yellow Brick Road

Down the Yellow Brick Road

Children with special needs of the DramaRama program performed a 30-minute show of' The Wizard of Oz" at New Canaan's Summer Theater Festival, memorizing lines and cues and achieving great milestones.

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders

GallopNYC, the NYC-based therapeutic riding organization, held its fifth annual Ride with Pride Horse Show in Central Park, celebrating its disabled riders.

Off We Go: Traveling Tips For A Child Who Has Special Needs

Off We Go: Traveling Tips For A Child Who Has Special Needs

Traveling with your child who has special needs might not be easy, but it’s essential. Take control of your trip and keep your head held high. The Child Mind Institute offers tips and tricks to make traveling with a child who has special needs a rewarding experience for the whole family.

Advice and Help for Anxious Kids at Summer Camp

Advice and Help for Anxious Kids at Summer Camp

Is your child anxious about the upcoming summer at camp? Summer camp should be a fun experience for kids. For children whose anxiety gets in the way, NYC’s Child Mind Institute offers suggestions on how to clear the fear to make way for a more formative experience.

Special Needs Caregiver Course in Westchester

Special Needs Caregiver Course in Westchester

Teens in the Westchester area can learn how to care for kids with special needs in a babysitting course being offered in White Plains.

Scarsdale Library Offers Free Programming for Kids with Special Needs

Scarsdale Library Offers Free Programming for Kids with Special Needs

The Scarsdale Library partners with a parent-teacher committee to add more free programming for families of children with special needs, including reading to therapy dogs and creating an accepting atmosphere.

Homegrown Heroes: The Heart of an Advocate

Homegrown Heroes: The Heart of an Advocate

Westchester County teen Nick Lombardi has spent the past eight years advocating for autism awareness, his efforts reaching local and national families alike and benefiting Autism Speaks. And it all started with a trip to the mall.

Jewish Education for All Children

Jewish Education for All Children

A 30-year-old program at a local synagogue in Wantagh provides Jewish Education and a bar/bat mitzvah ceremony for kids with special needs.

Free Program for Parents Teaches How to Affect Positive Change in Community

Free Program for Parents Teaches How to Affect Positive Change in Community

The Parent Leadership Initiative is a free program that teaches parents how to affect positive change in the community for their children.

Donate to ALM Outreach Campaign and Receive a Super Duper Fun Decks

Donate to ALM Outreach Campaign and Receive a Super Duper Fun Decks

Donate $13 to the Autistic Like Me IndieGoGo campaign in order to receive a Fun Decks perk. You’ll support a great cause and receive your very own Fun Decks. It’s a great gift for your child and a charitable donation to a meaningful cause all at once!

Toys R Us Shines a Light for Autism

Toys R Us Shines a Light for Autism

Toys R Us has joined Autism Speaks to increase awareness about autism and raise funds for the cause during Autism Awareness Month. Find out how you can help.

The Father Factor

The Father Factor

When a child is diagnosed with a learning disability, dads often have a difficult time accepting the diagnosis and that it can't be solved by tougher discipline. Here are tips for dads on how to become a positive force in their children's educational growth.

How to Teach a Child with Down Syndrome to Tie Shoes

How to Teach a Child with Down Syndrome to Tie Shoes

Children with Down syndrome are a wonderfully varied group. They do, though, tend to have particular strengths and difficulties, and both should be considered when teaching shoe tying.

Into the Mainstream: At Third-Grade, Son Transfers to 'Typical' Classroom

Into the Mainstream: At Third-Grade, Son Transfers to 'Typical' Classroom

Transitioning her third-grade son to a fully inclusive educational environment means forging new connections for this NYC mom. Together they adapt to their new normal.

Sensory Overload

Sensory Overload

Tantrums, clumsiness, and ‘immaturity’ all could point to problems taking in the world, which could mean your kid has sensory processing issues.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Awkward Dances, Heroes, & Reasons for Rejecting Medicine

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Awkward Dances, Heroes, & Reasons for Rejecting Medicine

A selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, or just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.




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