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Capability Ranch: An Activities Center for Families with Special Needs

Capability Ranch: An Activities Center for Families with Special Needs

Capability Ranch – An activities center for families with special needs Capability Ranch offers a perfect combination of nature, comfort and serenity. Located in rural Ramona, this newly opened activities and events center welcomes youth and young adults with developmental delays to explore their creative talents…

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5 Tips for Dealing with Picky Eaters

5 Tips for Dealing with Picky Eaters

Feeding issues can be difficult for parents of kids with special needs. Children can develop finicky eating habits for many different reasons, including sensory and taste aversions, poor muscle control and gut issues, among other things. It is an occupational therapist’s goal to try to…

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Information and Resources for College Students with Disabilities

Information and Resources for College Students with Disabilities

Explore the We Connect Now website which was developed to integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community and give them an outlet to address important issues with particular emphasis on access to higher education and employment. One of the goals of this site is to help college students with…

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Inclusion Camps: Questions to Ask

Inclusion Camps: Questions to Ask

One of the benefits of a special needs camp is that kids can share experiences with others who have similar challenges.  While camps designed for specific needs offer very specialized care, some families would prefer to attend a traditional camp that caters to all children….

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5 Ways Nature Benefits Children with Special Needs

5 Ways Nature Benefits Children with Special Needs

1. Nature is restorative. Horticulture therapists may be the first to tell you that the natural world provides a reduction in stress and an overall healing environment. Vertical and table gardens are great for those in wheelchairs, and even one colorful hanging basket can become…

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Big Red Safety Box from the National Autism Association

Big Red Safety Box from the National Autism Association

The National Autism Association (NAA) has created a safety toolkit called the Big Red Safety Box for families as part of as part of their continuing efforts to prevent wandering-related injuries and deaths in the autism community. Included in the Big Red Safety Box are…

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6 Ways to Prevent Wandering-Related Incidents

6 Ways to Prevent Wandering-Related Incidents

Every child throws caution to the wind, discovering her world. She explores, touches, tastes and climbs, using her inquisitive nature in ways that have worried parents for centuries. Parents of children with special needs know a deeper worry. Their children tend to have more accidents….

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5 Ways to Focus on Your Child’s Positive Traits

5 Ways to Focus on Your Child’s Positive Traits

5 Ways to Focus on Your Child’s Positive Traits I spend a-lot of time and effort with my two boys who have special needs, working on what doesn’t come naturally so they can have what I feel will be a better life. I was recently…

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A Night To Remember Prom Needs Honored Guests

A Night To Remember Prom Needs Honored Guests

A Night to Remember is a FREE Prom honoring students with Speical Needs ages 15-22. It’s more than a Prom… it’s an experience!  Honored Guests get their hair/make-up done, ride in limos and walk down the Red Carpet complete with paparazzi before entering the dance/dinner….

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Diabetes: Do Not Let Symptoms Go Unchecked

Diabetes: Do Not Let Symptoms Go Unchecked

Seven million people develop Diabetes every year. Type I Diabetes can strike people of any age, even babies, so if your child has any of the symptoms listed below, seek medical attention. Type I Diabetes Type I Diabetes is an autoimmune disease whose cause is…

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