Tag Archives: Special Needs – Features

Five Foster Care Misconceptions Set Straight

Have you been thinking about the possibility of opening your heart and your home to foster children? While there’s a need for foster parents, there are some often negative perceptions about fostering. Here are five foster care misconceptions set straight.

Serving Teens with Autism

With a stated mission “to positively impact the lives of individuals with autism and those whose lives they touch,” Bittersweet Farms provides opportunities for adults and adolescents with autism to grow, work and live to their fullest potential.

Toledo Crash focuses on awareness and community

“Did you catch that game last weekend?” It’s the classic water cooler conversation, and for many men (and women) football is a favorite pastime. However, for people with disabilities, participating in football has been a rare opportunity. That’s where The Toledo Crash Football Team comes in. Changing society’s perspective Toledo Crash is a local integrated

Amazing Gray

Two-year-old Grayson Ballard is, undeniably, a fighter. His journey has been nothing short of a battle. Diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect, critical aortic stenosis with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), Grayson has endured four heart surgeries— the first, while still in his mother’s womb. And yet, the ferocity of this little boy’s strength

Special Needs Resources

Sensational Kids Daycare & Learning Center 6060 Merger Drive Holland, OH 419-724-5434 sensationalkidsdaycare.com Sensational Kids offers an alternative schooling option for children with special needs. The school’s experienced therapists and special education teachers work with parents to put together a program that will help with each child’s educational and developmental goals. Sunshine Inc. of Northwest

Brain Bright Therapy offers new treatment options

Danielle Nelson, a local occupational therapist, is bringing new neurological therapy practices to the Toledo area. Brain Bright Therapy focuses on treating the root of neurological and psychological conditions, including ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dementia, and sensory processing disorders, among others. Although these conditions vary greatly, the treatments and exercises that Nelson uses in her practice