Fun Activities With Your Child

Are you looking for activities to teach and engage with your child.  Cooking with your child can be a wonderful opportunity to facilitate language and have fun at the same time. Here are five ways to get your child with special needs involved in the kitchen. Choose something that appeals to them If your child likes grilled cheese, do that …

Organization Tips for Kids with ADHD

Adults and children alike can suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and those who do often struggle to keep organized and on-task.  For children with ADHD, the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage time is impaired by neurological deficiencies that make it hard for them to stay on top of school assignments. Organizing for ADHD Keeping things organized can …

Sample Letter For Evaluation

So now it’s time to write a letter to your child’s school.  Just few things that you may want to keep in the front of your mind. When writing any letter, it is important to keep it short and to the point. First, start by asking yourself the following questions and state the answers in your letter:  Why am I …

Organizations That Provide Free Gifts To Children With Disabilities

Too often families are overwhelmed when their child is batting a chronic illness or disability. That is why we appreciate and share organizations that care enough to help families in their time of need. Gracie’s Gowns – free custom made hospital gowns for children with life-threatening illnesses Graham’s Foundation – sends a care package to families with premature babies Hugginz …

Guidance released on civil rights of students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education recently released three new sets of guidance to assist the public in understanding how it interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities, and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn. …

How To Request Your Child’s Records

Do you have questions about your child’s education and feel that possibly there are issues that you aren’t aware of yet? IDEA (the nation’s special education law) gives you the right to look at all of your child’s education records. This includes records about: his or her identification as a child with a disability, evaluation, educational placement, and special education …

9 Tips For Enjoying The Holidays

The holidays can be fun, but they can add stress to the lives of children with special needs. The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization serving children with special needs ages 5-14 in the greater Washington, DC area, offers the following tips to help. “Children with special needs enjoy the holidays but they are especially sensitive to the …