Category Archives: Facts & Trends

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


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


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 »

7 Vacations Tips for Special Needs Families


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 »