What To Do If Your Child With Special Needs Is Getting Bullied

What To Do If Your Child With Special Needs Is Getting Bullied

You may already know that a child with special needs is more likely to get bullied. In fact, children with physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional, and sensory disabilities—are at an increased risk of being bullied. Those with disabilities were two to three times more likely to be bullied than their nondisabled peers.

Post-High School Options for Adults with Autism in Arizona

Post-High School Options for Adults with Autism in Arizona

As a parent of a child with autism or other exceptionalities, you’re probably asking yourself: what happens after high school graduation? Before we get into that, did you know... There are 50,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that turn 18 each year in the United States. Because there are still a lot of questions left unanswered about the causes of the condition, research has been primarily focused on the earlier years of children’s development versus adulthood.  However, a recent study tracked young adults with autism over their first six years after high school. Here’s what the results found for youth with ASD...

The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) Explained

The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) Explained

If you’re a parent of a student with autism or other exceptionalities, you may be familiar with the term ESA (Education Savings Account.) This is government-authorized savings account which essentially works as a debit card which parents can use to pay for their student’s education. A portion of Arizona taxpayer dollars are allocated to ESA’s, helping parents of students with disabilities cover services approved by the state government, including private school tuition, fees and more.

How Physical Activity Benefits Students with Autism or Other Exceptionalities

How Physical Activity Benefits Students with Autism or Other Exceptionalities

It is generally widely accepted that there is a positive correlation between physical activity and academic performance. However, it has become more evident that it's more important than ever for children with learning disabilities to exercise! Research has shown that children with learning disabilities have less developed gross motor skills, therefore they must work harder than children without learning disabilities to accomplish similar results.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: Victims Need Our Help

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: Victims Need Our Help

Hurricane Harvey has devastated the lives of thousands of Texans. It is estimated that 30,000 residents are likely to seek shelter. The storm is said to have dumped 11 trillion gallons of water on Houston, and damages are estimated at $30 billion (so far.)

Although we are in Arizona... this is not something we can just put out of sight, out of mind.