Is it me, or was 2016 the longest year ever? While the current state of the political climate may leave us anxious about the unknown – and we may be questioning how we got here – we need to remember that 2016 wasn’t all that bad! In 2016 Abram’s Bed made… Read more »
Families may have an array of dietary restrictions including avoiding gluten, casein, dyes, et cetera. Other diets may require a focus on probiotics and protein. Some children need to avoid specific textures or tastes because of sensory issues. When families with special dietary restrictions get together for cookouts, the food… Read more »
John Medina’s Brain Rules looks at 12 “rules” about our brains and how our brains function. The purpose of the rules is to understand how we learn and to help us learn better. Medina’s Rule #12 is about exploration. He tells about how we learn through testing and experimentation, not… Read more »
There are over one thousand different gene mutations that can lead to autism, and for a long time all researchers could do was catalog the mutations without knowing how they caused autism. Recently, a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill… Read more »
Last month the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) worked on putting together an official recommendation on screening for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in young children. When they published their initial draft recommendation statement, it immediately sparked a debate among physicians, pediatricians, and specialists.
Everyone knows about the Special Olympics, but do they really understand the impact? Sure, it gives those with special needs an opportunity for involvement that they otherwise might not have, but it goes far beyond the competition and the activities. The real impact of the Special Olympics is in the… Read more »
Summer is just around the corner so the kids are almost out of school and its finally time to start thinking about your family summer vacation. However, for families of special needs children, planning the summer vacation can be especially stressful. Over the years, Mom’s of special needs children have… Read more »