The key determination of the initial IEP meeting is whether your child is eligible for special education. Eligibility hinges on two factors: 1) the child must have a qualifying disability and 2) the disability must interfere
Sometimes I see in my daughter worrisome things about myself. And occasionally those things are fed by her monster. When Schuyler’s most recent season of Miracle League baseball ended, the trophies hadn’t arrived in time for the
I've never reached the point where I could sigh, collect my thoughts and then patiently explain why Schuyler doesn't talk, or why she behaves the way she does, or why hearing a term like "retard" can be
Recently a thread started on Support for Special Needs about what we wish people didn’t say to us. Given that we’re all different I’m sure not everyone will agree with each mention on this list but many
Have you ever noticed how many children with autism absolutely love watching videos? Video modeling is a teaching method used to develop and strengthen a variety of skills from communication to self-help.
People with disabilities may have more difficulty than others walking, moving, talking, learning, breathing, seeing, hearing, etc. We are remarkably like everyone else. We pass, we fail, we succeed, we take trips, we stay at home, we
Researchers from the University of California have discovered that autistic children carrying a common autism risk gene show greater brain connections in the frontal lobe when compared with non-autistic children who do not carry the risk gene.