Are you worried that your child isn't developing like other children? Has your child been diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability? You are not alone. We are here to help you find answers to your questions. Other parents and therapists are here with you.
No matter how many doctors you speak to or books and articles you read, nothing quite takes the place of connecting with someone who has already walked the road you are about to walk. This excellent blog by Jessica Moxham offers a bit of wisdom for new parents of a child with a disability: reach out to other parents. You’ll find that the mutual support goes far beyond mere advice. If you haven’t already, you can connect with an online support community right here on MyChildWithoutLimits.org. Read the full post on The Mighty.
Are you a family member of a young adult with a disability who’s currently or recently enrolled in a postsecondary education program (e.g., certificate, apprenticeship, community college, college or university)? The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) wants your input, and requests your participation in an upcoming online dialogue, Connecting Families: Supporting Postsecondary Success of Young Adults with Disabilities. Through this “virtual town hall,” you’ll be able to share your ideas and insights on ways that postsecondary institutions and other providers can better assist you in supporting your student’s educational and employment success.
The Connecting Families online dialogue will take place from January 26 – February 6, 2015. Please join this important conversation and spread the word to other potential participants. Register for the dialogue today!
Researchers recently found that pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits and more may help children with autism acquire social skills. “Kids with autism don’t always readily engage with others, but if there’s a pet in the home that the child is bonded with and a visitor starts asking about the pet, the child may be more likely to respond,” said Gretchen Carlisle of the University of Missouri who worked on the study. Read more from Disability Scoop.
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