Tag Archives: Special Needs

Fighting premature births, The March for Babies

Premature births was a cause adopted as the March of Dimes’ new mission in 2002. With the focus, “to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality,” March of Dimes has helped create the steady decrease in premature birth rates.

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

State Program Helps Kids Succeed

Help Me Grow is a local resource for parents of children who need a helping hand meeting developmental milestones. The much-needed service is available at no cost. Family-focused, family-friendly The program is made up of two components: the early intervention program for children with disabilities, developmental delays and medical conditions which cause developmental deficiencies and

Sibshops Gatherings: A Place for Brothers and Sisters

This month a new program is starting for brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops Gatherings is a safe place for kids to meet other kids whose brothers and sisters have special needs and to talk openly about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sibling with a disability. Open to kids