Animals can be wonderful companions for disabled children and adults, but they can do so much more too, helping with physical and emotional development.
A spit test may one day be able to diagnose autism according to new research.
If a parent in Virginia repeatedly locked a 7-year-old child in a closet, child-protective social service agencies would come down on him like a ton of bricks. But if a school administrator does the same thing, he has a green light to keep it up.
As a parent, it is your responsibility to be a partner in planning your child’s education. It is your job to become an educated, effective and empowered advocate. In fact, the law empowers you to be a vital part of your child’s special education process, making you a full partner on his Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team, at its meetings, and in the drafting of the IEP itself.
My son Jackson was born with Down syndrome.
He's been an unbelievable blessing to everyone whose life he touches, and he has taught me more about life than any other person on the planet.
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