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6 Accessible Halloween Costume Lines for Kids with Special Needs

6 Accessible Halloween Costume Lines for Kids with Special Needs

Between sensory overstimulation while trick-or-treating to costumes that just don’t work, Halloween can feel more trick than treat for kids with special needs. And there’s nothing more worrisome for parents than wondering whether their child is hav...

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Applied Behavior Analysis Providers for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

Applied Behavior Analysis Providers for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

UPDATED October 2019: Finding the right services you may need to find for your child with special needs can be a daunting task, so we’re here to help you find the right Applied Behavior Analysis provider for your child on Long Island. Whether you a...

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Check Out These 6 Accessible Clothing Lines for Teens and Young Adults with Special Needs

Check Out These 6 Accessible Clothing Lines for Teens and Young Adults with Special Needs

Once your child with special needs gets bigger, it can be even harder to find clothing that ensures he is comfortable and feels good about his style. These clothing lines provide pieces that adapt to many different needs, so teens and young adults ...

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Check Out These 11 Adaptive Clothing Lines for Kids with Disabilities

Check Out These 11 Adaptive Clothing Lines for Kids with Disabilities

Getting dressed can be one complicated endeavor too many for parents of kids with special needs, who might run into trouble when trying to fit traditional kids’ clothing over a wheelchair, leg brace, or onto a little one that doesn’t like certain f...

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Staten Island Teen With Asperger’s Gains Confidence from Competing in Miss New York USA Pageant

Staten Island Teen With Asperger’s Gains Confidence from Competing in Miss New York USA Pageant

Kids with autism spectrum disorders who struggle with social anxiety have a new role model in the pageantry world: 19-year-old Alexandria Hodnik, who has Asperger’s syndrome and recently competed in the Miss New York USA pageant. In 2013, Asperger’...

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Stanley Black & Decker Hosted a “Quiet Race” for Kids with Autism as Part of Initiative with Autism Speaks

Stanley Black & Decker Hosted a “Quiet Race” for Kids with Autism as Part of Initiative with Autism Speaks

Stanley Black & Decker and the Envision Virgin Racing Team created a unique racing experience for kids with autism spectrum disorder at the ABB FIA Formula E Racing Championship New York E Prix on July 13-14. The quiet race aimed to advance inclusi...

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Neuro-Diverse Theater Group, EPIC Players, Presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Neuro-Diverse Theater Group, EPIC Players, Presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

EPIC is working with the Department of Education and has invited District 75 (the special needs NYC school district) to come to its June 5 show. The entire theater will be specifically cater to NYC school students with special needs. This could be ...

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Marra & Glick ABA Announces a Book Signing Event Honoring First-Time Author Ben Blanchet

Marra & Glick ABA Announces a Book Signing Event Honoring First-Time Author Ben Blanchet

On Saturday, June 1 from 11am-1pm Marra & Glick ABA will host a Book Signing Event in honor of first-time author, Ben Blanchet. Ben’s authorial debut of Maybe Autism Is My Superpower, details a fascinating conversation between a mom and her son who...

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CDPAP Helps Parents Receive Financial Benefits for Assisting Their Children with Special Needs

CDPAP Helps Parents Receive Financial Benefits for Assisting Their Children with Special Needs

Between coordinating education, enrichment activities, and future plans, raising a child with special needs can feel like a second job—one that can be rewarding, overwhelming, and expensive. To make matters worse, wading through care options for ch...

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According to a Rutgers Study, New Jersey’s Autism Rate Has Risen 43 Percent

According to a Rutgers Study, New Jersey’s Autism Rate Has Risen 43 Percent

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a study in which research from Rutgers University shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children that have been diagnosed with autism in New Jersey and around the country...

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Sesame Street Unveils Julia’s Family in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

Sesame Street Unveils Julia’s Family in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

Julia, Sesame Street’s first character with autism, debuted in 2015. Now she’s back with the whole family in a series of materials, videos, and one episode that focus on how Julia, along with her parents, brother, and companion dog, overcome challe...

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Creating a Future for My Son with Special Needs

Creating a Future for My Son with Special Needs

When people ask what it’s like to have a child with special needs, my response is: It’s like dark chocolate, bittersweet. My beautiful, healthy 9-pound baby boy, Nicholas, was diagnosed with autism at age 3, and from that day forward a revolving do...

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Cognitive Behavioral Consultants in White Plains and Manhattan Now Offering Autism Diagnostic Evaluations

Cognitive Behavioral Consultants in White Plains and Manhattan Now Offering Autism Diagnostic Evaluations

Cognitive Behavioral Consultants (CBC), with locations in White Plains and various locations in Manhattan, is now offering autism diagnostic evaluations. Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often exhibit deficits in communication and social r...

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Gersh ABA Services to Open Five Applied Behavior Analysis Centers Throughout Long Island

Gersh ABA Services to Open Five Applied Behavior Analysis Centers Throughout Long Island

In response to the growing population of children with autism spectrum disorder on Long Island, Gersh ABA Services will open five new Applied Behavior Analysis Centers throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties at the beginning of 2019. Gersh ABA Servi...

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Can Your Baby's Teeth Predict Autism?

Can Your Baby's Teeth Predict Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an extremely common developmental disability with approximately one in 59 children being diagnosed. As with any special needs condition, early detection is essential. We already know that certain types of ovarian c...

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Find Out What's So Special About the Gillen Brewer School

Find Out What's So Special About the Gillen Brewer School

The Gillen Brewer School, an independent school that focuses on special needs education helps its students grow through individualized attention, remarkably low student to staff ratios, and a strong relationship with the families it serves. With st...

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Autism Speaks and Manhattan’s Blue Man Group Present an Autism-Friendly Performance on Nov. 3

Autism Speaks and Manhattan’s Blue Man Group Present an Autism-Friendly Performance on Nov. 3

The Blue Man Group, in conjunction with Autism Speaks, is hosting a sensory-friendly performance for children with sensitivity to stimulation or autism spectrum disorder. The sensory-friendly show, now in its fourth year, will feature amenities suc...

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Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

For families affected by autism or sensory sensitivities, going to see a show or theater production can seem impossible. The good news is many top venues in NYC are now trying to be more accessible and inclusive. Here we round up the best autism- a...

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How a Brooklyn Family is Raising Autism Awareness

How a Brooklyn Family is Raising Autism Awareness

After being diagnosed with autism, Brighton Beach resident Nicolas Sirota, now 14, struggled. But through support from his family and a series of educational programs, Nicholas found success. He is now an athletic teenager attending a top high scho...

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NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester to Host a Free Event to Help Parents Increase Play, Language, and Social Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum

NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester to Host a Free Event to Help Parents Increase Play, Language, and Social Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum

Amy Lemelman, Ph.D., a clinical psychology postdoctoral at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester, will be hosting a free health lecture on Thursday, April 12 at 10:00am, according to Lohud.com. During this event, parents will learn how to help parents i...

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Sesame Place is the Nation's First Theme Park to Become Autism-Certified

Sesame Place is the Nation's First Theme Park to Become Autism-Certified

April is Autism Awareness Month and to celebrate, Sesame Place in Langhorn, PA just announced some pretty fantastic news. It recently became the first theme park in the world to be a designated Certified Autism Center. This came after the entire st...

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How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Maintaining a strong, healthy, happy marriage when raising kids can be a challenge. But maintaining that happy marriage while raising a child with autism spectrum disorder can be even more challenging. Experts share five tips for maintaining that s...

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5 Common Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorder You Should Ignore

5 Common Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorder You Should Ignore

While the awareness of autism spectrum disorder has grown due to social media, increased research, Autism Awareness Month, and more, there are still many misconceptions about ASD, from its causes to the characteristics and abilities of those on the...

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Learn More About the Atlas School for Autism

Learn More About the Atlas School for Autism

Atlas School creates an individualized educational program for each of its students. At the core of these programs is a focus on developing students’ social-emotional skills as well as their communication skills. The school’s curriculum, called the...

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Lincoln Center Launches Program Geared Toward Young Audiences on Autism Spectrum

Lincoln Center Launches Program Geared Toward Young Audiences on Autism Spectrum

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today the lineup for the Big Umbrella Festival, an international endeavor that brings together arts professionals and thought leaders, and offers performances across New York City for children on the...

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Autism-Friendly Playground Coming to Staten Island

Autism-Friendly Playground Coming to Staten Island

Prescott Playground in Staten Island will be getting a $4 million redesign including new equipment that will provide more sensory stimulation for children with autism.

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Chief Medical Officer Comments on Recent Autism Research

Chief Medical Officer Comments on Recent Autism Research

MitoMedical’s chief medical officer, Suzanne Goh, M.D., M.B.A., shares her thoughts on new research regarding children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Chuck E. Cheese’s Adds Program for Children with Special Needs

Chuck E. Cheese’s Adds Program for Children with Special Needs

Chuck E. Cheese’s is introducing a Sensory Sensitive Sundays program this April for children with special needs.

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Meet Chase, a 15-Year-Old Chef with Autism

Meet Chase, a 15-Year-Old Chef with Autism

Meet Chase Bailey, a 15-year-old chef with autism who has a cooking show on YouTube.com and recently released his own cookbook.

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'Sesame Street' Introduces Julia, a Muppet with Autism

'Sesame Street' Introduces Julia, a Muppet with Autism

‘Sesame Street’ is introducing a new character named Julia: a muppet with autism.

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The Center for Integrative & Innovative Therapies Opens in Plainview

The Center for Integrative & Innovative Therapies Opens in Plainview

The CIIT Center opened an advanced treatment center for people with autism spectrum disorder in Nassau County.

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Spending the Holidays with a Child with Autism

Spending the Holidays with a Child with Autism

When you have a child with special needs, this time of year can be challenging. A mother shares her tips and ideas to make the most of the holidays with a child with autism.

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Dining Out with a Child with Autism

Dining Out with a Child with Autism

Going out to dinner with a child who has autism can be very stressful. These are five tips from a mom who has been there.

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Taking a Child with Autism to the Movies: 5 Tips From a Mom Who's Been There

Taking a Child with Autism to the Movies: 5 Tips From a Mom Who's Been There

Going to the movies with a child who has autism can be a challenge, but here are our top tips for a successful cinematic outing.

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American Girl Resale Boutique to Host In-Store Activities This Fall

American Girl Resale Boutique to Host In-Store Activities This Fall

Girl AGain boutique in White Plains is hosting in-store events this fall, including author readings, tea parties, and craft activities.

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Autism Study Seeks Participants

Autism Study Seeks Participants

A study that aims to research whether specific genes are linked to autism is looking for participants.

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Sesame Workshop Aims to Help Kids Understand Autism

Sesame Workshop Aims to Help Kids Understand Autism

Sesame Workshop's Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative aims to help all children better understand autism and combat the stigma of the spectrum disorder.

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Touring a School for a Child with Special Needs

Touring a School for a Child with Special Needs

What parents need to know about touring a preschool for their child with special needs, from safety issues to the staff and student body.

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Top Things to Do in NYC for Kids with Autism

Top Things to Do in NYC for Kids with Autism

Best places in New York City for a fun day with a child who has autism--activities without long lines, loud noises, or other common challenges, including The Central Park Zoo, the Apple Store, and walking the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Golf Clinic Offered for Children With Special Needs

Golf Clinic Offered for Children With Special Needs

T Off 4 Autism is holding a special needs golf clinic in Glen Head on June 18.

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Twin with Autism Seeks Someone to Love

Twin with Autism Seeks Someone to Love

I strived for years to help my daughter form meaningful relationships—from her own twin brother to future romantic partners.

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How Children with Autism May Show Feelings

How Children with Autism May Show Feelings

Though it may sometimes not seem like it, children with autism have and show feelings in their own ways, plus tips to connect with a child on the spectrum.

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The NYC Autism Charter School Hopes to Open Second Location

The NYC Autism Charter School Hopes to Open Second Location

Educators behind a charter school for autistic students in East Harlem hope to open up another location in the South Bronx in time for the 2017-18 school year.

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Mother Receives a Flood of Support Following Her Request of Primrose Markers Donations for Her Son with Autism

Mother Receives a Flood of Support Following Her Request of Primrose Markers Donations for Her Son with Autism

Stacey Haley lives in Bowmanville, Ontario in Canada and wrote a Facebook post asking for Primrose marker donations for her son with autism, and received an overwhelming amount of support.

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Mothers with This Ovarian Condition May Be More Likely to Have a Child with Autism

Mothers with This Ovarian Condition May Be More Likely to Have a Child with Autism

A study published by the Karolinska Institue in Stockholm, Sweden found that women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at a higher risk of having a child with autism.

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What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

When a child is diagnosed with autism, he may benefit from applied behavior analysis. But what exactly is ABA and how will it help your child? We've got the answers here.

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Long Island Siblings Named as Owners of Coffee Business That Benefits Those with Special Needs

Long Island Siblings Named as Owners of Coffee Business That Benefits Those with Special Needs

Stacey Wohl is a mother of two children with autism and has opened a business called Our Coffee with a Cause to help other special-needs families.

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Autistic Teen Saves Choking Classmate Using Method He Learned on Cartoon

Autistic Teen Saves Choking Classmate Using Method He Learned on Cartoon

Brandon Williams, an autistic teen, saved his classmate with the Heimlich Maneuver.

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Sesame Street Introduces a New Character Who Has Autism

Sesame Street Introduces a New Character Who Has Autism

As part of a new initiative to destigmatize autism, Sesame Street is introducing Julia, a new character who has autism, and with it resources for parents to use.

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New York State Law Benefits Those Who Require ABA

New York State Law Benefits Those Who Require ABA

A New York state law now requires insurances to cover up to 680 hours of applied behavior analysis for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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