Escaping the Disability Trap

Escaping the Disability Trap

 What’s the best way to prepare special-needs students for the workforce?  Today, more than 1 million students are trapped in an education system that wasn’t built for them. That system wasn’t designed to accommodate their disabilities—the kinds of intellectual,...
Creating a Village for Your Special Needs Young Adult

Creating a Village for Your Special Needs Young Adult

While my son splashed through his first day with the local Special Olympics swim team, I scanned the faces surrounding the steamy caldron of our neighborhood swimming pool. I recognized a woman in the bleachers, unsure of how I knew her until her daughter slid...
New Program Helps Children With ADHD Learn to Read

New Program Helps Children With ADHD Learn to Read

New Program Helps Children With ADHD Learn to Read Studies show that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remains a problem with youth in the U.S. According to a study by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 7.5 percent of children are...
Education Services For Children With Autism

Education Services For Children With Autism

Education Services For Children With Autism As the prevalence of autism has increased astronomically in recent years, so has the number of available treatments and education options. Parents must sift through the many interventions and decide which is best for the...