Special Needs

Adaptive Toys for Special Needs Children
There are many kinds of adaptive toys available for special needs children, you just have to know where to find them. If you find that these toys are too expensive, you can learn to make adaptive toys for your special needs child.

How Assistive Technology Helps Students with Disabilities
For students with disabilities, assistive technology enables them to keep up with their classmates and to succeed in school. There is a wide variety of assistive technology available to help students with all types of special needs.

The Importance of an Individual Education Plan for Your Special Needs Child
It is vital for parents and guardians of special needs children to understand the importance of having an individual education plan. An IEP ensures your special needs child will get an appropriate education in the public school system.

Adaptive Equipment for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Children with cerebral palsy may need adaptive equipment to get through their day-to-day activities both at school and at home. Some examples include a stander, bath chair and adaptive car seat.

Coping with The News Your Child Has Special Needs
It can be a shock when finding out your child has a disability or special needs. In order to make the best of the situation it is very important to accept the reality of your situation which can be difficult to do.

Please Ask Questions
One of the hardest parts of having a child with cerebral palsy is other people staring at her. If people just asked questions and got to know her, they would find that she is not that different from other children.

The Great American Bike Race
The Great American Bike Race (GABR) is held every year in Bismarck, North Dakota. This huge fundraiser raises money for kids affected by cerebral palsy and related disabilities. This past year there were over 1,200 riders taking part in the event.

Aborting Down Syndrome Babies
Ninety percent of all babies with Down Syndrome are aborted. One reason this statistic is so high is because of the medical community's negative spin on down syndrome.

Family Retreats - A Ministry for Families Affected by Disability
Families who are directly affected by disability are often under stress and feel isolated. Family Retreats is a Christ-centered ministry that offers these families hope.

 What About the Boy - A Father's Pledge to His Disabled Son
What About the Boy is Stephen Gallup's memoir that introduces readers to his son, Joseph who is found as a baby to have a brain injury. Stephen makes a pledge to his disabled son that he will help make him well. Little did Stephen know at the time the energy, effort, strength and endurance it would take to keep that pledge.

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
In the United States, the month of February is referred to as American Heart Month as a way to help promote heart health. But there is also a week in February that is dedicated to babies who are born with something wrong with their hearts and is called Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week.

CHD - The Most Common Birth Defect
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common birth defects. More than 35,000 babies in the United States are born with CHD every year. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatments for congenital heart defects.

Adults Living with CHD
Adults with congenital heart defects (CHD) face issues that are very unique when it comes to their health care. There are also certain challenges they may face as they get older.  This article contains very useful information on living with CHD as an adult.

Can a Woman with CHD Still Have a Baby? 
Depending on what kind of congenital heart defect (CHD) a woman has, she may or may not be able to safely have a baby. There can be many risks which is why it is important for women to consult with their cardiologist before getting pregnant.