Category Archives: Facts & Trends

Loving Learning for a Lifetime

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Summer learning loss. Words that strike fear in the hearts of every uber-busy parent. Have we languished in the lazy unstructured days of summer at the cost of our child’s education? Will they launch back into the school year excited and ready to dive into academia? Or have they overdosed… Read more »

Being Social and It’s Not On Facebook

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Eye contact, showing interest, holding a conversation, Miss Manners may have gone by the wayside of the wall phone however good social skills have not! So how do we pry our kids away from the phones and video games to show them that social isn’t an app or on a… Read more »

Find Your Place in the Sun – 3 Easy Activities to Get The Family Outside

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“I’m bored!” Two weeks into summer break and the whining begins. Do I look like “Julie McCoy, your cruise director?” (Shout out to The Love Boat!) No, but apparently the little minions who begged for sweet freedom from the routine of the school year have now decided that Mom is… Read more »

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N-!

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It’s time! Time to pack your sunscreen, and trashy summer reads. To feel the wind in your hair. A pair of flip flops, oversized sunglasses, some shorts and you’re gleefully skipping out the door. But wait, this is not a party of one as it is in your daydreams. There are… Read more »

Summer Potlucks

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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 »

To Grandmother’s House We Go: Traveling for the Holidays with Special Needs

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Almost one third of Americans will travel for the holidays, many of them to visit family. These trips can seem a little daunting for special needs families, but it can be done. Here are some tips to help make your holiday travels easier.

UBE3A & Mutation: How This One Gene Mutation Can Lead to Autism

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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 »