Tag Archives: Special Needs

Advances in autism

Views of developmental disorders are always changing, as are their treatments. The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio presents a workshop, Recent Advances in Understanding and Treating Autisms: Research That Matters for Caregivers and Affected Individuals, this December. The workshop, presented by Thomas Frazier Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, will benefit caregivers, parents, educators, therapists and others

Keeping their world the same

  Keeping their world the same Richard Solomon, MD and Medical Director for Mercy Autism Services offers advice for families with children that have autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) that will have your holiday celebrations running smoothly. For those of us without ASD the holidays are a time to celebrate, but for many children with ASD

Improving total fitness

The Perceptual Motor Development Program has been a pillar of support for special needs children in Toledo since 1975. “It’s been an affordable program for parents of special needs children in Toledo,” said Jackie Wilkins, Director of the PMD program. Run by the Kinesiotherapy Rehabilitation and Research Center at the University of Toledo, the program

Pack your bags

If your family has a child with special needs, it can be daunting to consider going out to dinner, let alone leaving on a family vacation. Mary Meekins, a special education teacher, urges that although more planning may be necessary for families with special needs children, there’s no need to rule anything out. She adds,

On track

School provides a daily routine that children often crave, but for a student on the autism spectrum, it can be a challenge. The Comprehensive Autism Planning System provides an in-depth look at a student’s daily schedule, placing emphasis on time, activities and support through changing periods. The Planning System is utilized in classrooms and by

Sensory friendly

Children with sensory issues often have different needs when it comes to lighting and sound.  The Lucas County Department of Developmental Disabilities and the Maumee Indoor Theater recognize these needs with their Sensory Friendly Movies. Lights are turned up and the sound is turned down to accommodate families with children with special needs in the