Tag Archives: Special Needs – Features

ProMedica’s Autism Center provides solutions for area families

The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, covers a range of behavioral, social and communication challenges. Now local parents with children on the spectrum can turn to the ProMedica Autism Center as a place to meet a variety of needs. Community collaboration The Center, located at ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, was developed through the

The Misunderstood Child: Sensory Processing 101

A typical morning in my home begins with the words, “My clothes hurt me.” or  “They are too loose.” or “I need new clothes.” As a result, I began the search for the “right” clothes for my 4-year-old daughter. After many tears and lots of tight hugs, she begins her day in the same dress

Measuring Success Everywhere Toledo’s: Autism Model School

The Autism Model School (AMS) is in a class all its own. AMS was established by parents of students with autism, and remains governed by people who have been personally touched by autism. Those who direct the school have walked in the parents’ shoes. AMS is focused not only on supporting students to build academic

Special Needs Guide 2016: Autism in Area Families

You probably know someone, or maybe you are the someone, who has a child diagnosed with autism. One in every 68 American children is currently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurological developmental disorder affecting the brain. Symptoms include difficulties with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. According to the U.S. Centers