Tag Archives: Special Needs

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

Comics4Comprehension

The Autism Model School has received a $54,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Education’s Straight A Fund to create a series of comic strips to supplement the school’s evidence-based reading curriculum. Students with autism often struggle more than their developing peers of the same age to understand what they read. The Comics4Comprehension project will reinforce

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

Buddy Walk Celebrates 15 Years

Building a sense of togetherness and having a feeling of belonging are very important parts of our world. Whether that togetherness is created in a classroom, at a sporting event, or even at a coffee shop with a friend, the idea that you belong can be empowering. This sense of empowerment is a major part