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Special Needs Guide 2020

Resources to help your child thrive For many parents, it can be overwhelming to find relevant resources to help their child with special needs. Choosing different forms of education, supplemental programs, physical and cognitive therapy, behavioral help and many other factors can become overwhelming. From opportunities to socialize and top-notch education to state-of-the-art sensory therapies,

Striking a Balance with Screen Time — at School and at Home

While online instruction has become a necessity during COVID-19, the question of how much screen time is a healthy amount for children has been replaced at the top of the list of our concerns.  Many parents are just trying to get used to hybrid schedules, working from home while keeping an eye on their children’s

Communication is Key

Masks pose challenges for the Deaf Community. Now that wearing masks in public is pervasive— and mandatory in shared indoor spaces— most have adapted to the accompanying hurdles. For community members who are Deaf and hard of hearing (HH), masks have created communication challenges, an obstacle that hearing people often fail to consider. Certified ASL

Assistive Technology Program

Parker Owsley (6, Toledo) received an iPad and a ramp from Tech for REC Ability Center launches new initiative One of the goals of the Ability Center of Greater Toledo (ACT) is to ensure that individuals with disabilities can live as independently as they desire. ACT’s most recent initiative is designed to accomplish that through

A New Bike Trail Connects Schools to Toledo Botanical Gardens

Students at Hawkins Elementary School and the Natural Science Technology Center are in for a new kind of educational experience, courtesy of a partnership between Metroparks Toledo and the Toledo Public School system. The two organizations recently held a press conference to announce a bike trail connecting Hawkins to Toledo Botanical Gardens, an opportunity to