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Kids at Work: Toledo Restaurants Run Family Businesses

For many restaurants, food is the family business. And when the family includes young children, creative parents find ways to include the kids in...

A Morning with Author Amy Webb Hosted by TMA

The Toledo Museum of Art in partnership with The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, is hosting a special event with book author Amy Webb...

Dr. Lauren Czerniak, DDS, Recognized for Helping Populations with Disabilities

From a very young age, we are taught the importance of dental care. Brushing twice a day and flossing, as well as regular appointments...

Special Ninjas: Karate for all Abilities in Toledo

Ninja. The word likely brings a vivid picture to your mind. Generally, it’s the stereotypical Hollywood image of lithe figures sporting all black as...

Toledo Mud Hens encourage kids to Play Ball June 10-12

In an age of video games, TikTok and YouTube, it can be harder than ever to encourage kids to engage in outdoor activities. The...

CDC Changes Developmental Guidelines for Children: Medical Experts Weigh In

The next time you bring your child to the doctor for a checkup, the conversation may be a little different than what you’d expect....

Dogs for Difference

A local nonprofit organization is using man’s best friend to improve the lives of local kids. Perrysburg-based  Dogs For Difference, founded in 2018, brings...

Planned Sensory Program Broadens Horizons at Valentine Theatre

The Valentine Theater is providing a way for individuals with autistic needs to enjoy performances. In collaboration with ProMedica Ebeid Children's Hospital Finnegan Family...

Speaking Out About Developmental Delays

Pediatric speech and language pathologists around the country have been noting a sharp increase in speech delays in recent months. Many wonder how the COVID pandemic has influenced...

Learning to be A Kid Again

For families with children battling life-threatening illnesses, relaxing family time can be difficult to achieve. Often, anxiety and stress affects all family members, and a lot of time...

Making the Ice Accessible: Adaptive Ice Sleds

Now ice fans of any ability can enjoy a day of skating outdoors in the Toledo area. The Ottawa Park State Rink, the community’s...

Special Needs Kids Often Don’t Respond to Tried-and-True Discipline Methods

Finding healthy, effective approaches to gaining children's cooperation while improving their behavior isn't always easy. The tried-and-true methods often turn out to be true,...

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