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Getting Job-Ready With Autism

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

Recently, a friend of mine asked me how old her child should be before she starts working on job readiness. My answer? Now. Right now.

Surveying the Best iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

Brad Spirrison | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

While iPads and touchscreen devices are impacting virtually every level of educational instruction, apps designed for special needs students are particularly transformative

The Stigma I Didn't Expect for My Daughter

Tarice L.S. Gray | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Tarice L.S. Gray

The loneliness of that realization, that my daughter might have to shoulder the consequences of these stigmas, made me heartsick. I'd made myself believe she would only be challenged by her race and gender, not the basic ability to speak her mind.

A Conversation Between Mother Seal and Baby Seal

Dafna Maor | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

It wasn't about control of me over him, or him over me. It was something that we both had to get used to; Tal's mom is a person who does things that do not always relate to Tal.

Guess What's on a Child's Mind

Dafna Maor | Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

When children are very young, they have a hard time seeing a different point of view than their own. Most young children seem like that for the first years of their lives. It takes a long time for them to realize their view of the world is different than others.'

How to Avoid the Home Care Nightmare

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

Providing therapy in the home can be a rewarding and valuable experience, building wonderful relationships between families and therapists that can last for years. Just remember to establish rules from the start and get everyone involved.

So, You Think Your Child Is Normal?

Dafna Maor | Posted 01.14.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

What I would really like to tell you about is not my son's progress, but of the lessons I've learned from his experience.

Pride and Prejudice: Why Parenting Is Different for Me

Dafna Maor | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

As the parent of a child with autism, I discovered a peculiar thing: Many things that cause stress, or at least some annoyance, to other parents are causes for joy or at least satisfaction for me.

Happy Start to the School Year

Dafna Maor | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

I cannot think of a better gift for the coming Jewish year than knowing that your child is a caring, helpful friend.

The Three S's of Receptive Language: Simplify, Shorten and Show

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 10.08.2012 | Parents
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

Rather than the loudest-is-best approach, we need to understand why our message is unclear and use better methods to go about helping our children understand.

Mom Fights For Son Who Lost Both Legs, Suffered Brain Injury While Serving In Iraq

Christine Hill | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Christine Hill

Cindy Parsons gets a visible lump in her throat as she thinks about the future. "What's going to happen to my son?" she asks to anyone willing to lis...

My Husband Has a Harem!

Myra Demeter | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

this is Tuesday it must be Lisa. If this is Thursday it must be Gretchen. If this is Monday, Wednesday or Friday, it must be Vivian. These are the women in Dan's life today.

Accent in America

Lori O'Hara | Posted 09.27.2011 | Home
Lori O'Hara

Despite being a nation built on welcoming those from afar, bias taints our interactions and the media perpetuates ideas of infamy, villainy or pathetic comedy at the expense of those who look or sound differently than "we" do.

Catherine Pearson

Tot Late To Talk? When To Stress

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living

When parents go to New York-based certified speech-language pathologist Tanya Hefets, they are often overcome with fear and frustration. Their son...