Posts tagged Autism Awareness
Five Transition Tips for Children with Special Needs

Growing up isn't easy, and it can be particularly difficult for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and the parents who care for them. Each year thousands of students with special needs "age out" of services provided by their schools.

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Independent Living: Jackson Lockhart

“I want to live on my own.”  Jackson’s mother heard the words, but wasn’t sure her son understood what that meant.  After explaining to him that he would have to cook for himself, remember to take his medication, and get up on time for work, Jackson looked at her and repeated, “I want to live on my own.”

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Autism Awareness Month

Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive functions. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions and leisure activities. People with autism often experience multiple medical conditions along with autism. Those can include allergies, asthma, epilepsy, digestive disorders, feeding disorders, sensory integration dysfunction, among many others.

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