Tag Archives: Special Needs

What It’s Like Being an Autism Mom

By Karla Akins  5:30 AM on a Monday morning. I fumble with the keyless entry to my bedroom door after unloading the dryer. I plop the basket of clean clothes on the bed and remember I left my cell phone in my office. I’m late, as usual. I punch the code into another locked door and

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