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Resources for Families with Special Needs

  • Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents
    In the U.S., 1 in 68 children is diagnosed on the autism spectrum (ASD). In fact, almost every school and university in the country has students with autism. While the diagnosis is common, public understanding of autism is not. The lack of understanding about the condition can make life even more difficult for children with autism. A recent study reveals that they are five times more likely to be bullied than their peers—treatment no child should endure. While it’s true there can be significant differences between people with autism and their peers, all children want the same things: to feel safe, happy, and loved. And all children have something to contribute—unique perspectives and talents that help make the world a richer and more interesting place.
  • Resources for Military Families
    Support for military families with special needs family members is provided through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP).
  • Academic Accommodation Resources
    The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Inter-networking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids
    Planning for the future when you have a child with autism can be difficult, but if you take a forthright approach, you will pave the way toward a successful life for your child with autism, even if you are no longer around to take care of them.
  • Home modifications for Special Needs Kids
    Home modifications can help you make your home into a place where your child is safe, comfortable and thriving.
  • Moving with Special Needs Kids
    Moving is at once stressful and exciting. When you are moving with children, you face a number of considerations that others don't have to face. When you add a special needs child to the mix, you have a lengthy list of addition things you have to do to make the transition as smooth as possible. This site provides tips on how to make the move just a little easier on everyone.
  • Reduce the Noise; shopping with Special Needs Kids
    About 5 percent of the population is estimated to suffer from some form of sensory processing disorder. Considering that everyone needs to shop at some point, there are tremendous numbers of people out and about on a daily basis who are struggling to cope with sensory overload. This articles gives tips on how to take some of the stress out of shopping.

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