Tag Archives: Special Needs – Families

Sensory friendly

Children with sensory issues often have different needs when it comes to lighting and sound.  The Lucas County Department of Developmental Disabilities and the Maumee Indoor Theater recognize these needs with their Sensory Friendly Movies. Lights are turned up and the sound is turned down to accommodate families with children with special needs in the

Support for the spectrum

If your child has autism, information on support and training is always welcomed. The Ohio Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders offers advice on services, support databases, how to obtain parent mentors, support groups and autism Internet modules. The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence has recently procured a grant from the Autism Society

A whole community

The bonds between siblings are to be cherished. Sunshine offers Community of Siblings, a monthly program which meets on the first Sunday of every month. The program provides children with developmental disabilities, and their siblings, with the opportunity to enjoy specially selected activities, crafts, music, scavenger hunts and more. Offered again since November, the sessions

Exceptional Families

Finding a way When it comes to learning more about ways to help your child, the possibilities are endless. The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio will offer seminars for parents with children on the autism spectrum on Wednesday, November 2 (6:30pm), and Wedneday, November 9 (6:30-9pm), or Thursday, November 10 (9:30am-noon). The second begins with

Downs Designs

Until her granddaughter was born, business owner Karen Bowersox was unaware of the everyday challenges that Down syndrome presents to families.