Did you know Student Tuition Organizations (STO's) of Arizona can help fund your student's tuition if they are eligible? This infographic showcases interesting stats around STO's, how they work, and who is eligible.
Did you know the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts of Arizona can help fund your student's tuition if they are eligible? This infographic showcases interesting stats around the ESA (Empowerment Scholarship Accounts), how they work, and who is eligible.
It’s been proven that boys are 4.5 times more likely to have autism. But new research shows that the gender gap in people with autism may not be as wide as we previously thought. A study shows that autism may not be as easily detected in females than it is in males.
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.
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...
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.
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.
A man spent two years creating a video explaining autism in his spare time. The creator had one goal: understanding and tolerance of autism. This beautiful video shows children things from another child's perspective, and is a great way to explain autism to children that may not understand fully why autistic children are different.
We are all aware that hydration is important, especially here in Arizona. With temperatures heating up, it is even more prevalent that we stay hydrated to prevent injury.
Recently we received an email from a parent who is part of an organization called Caring4OurKids, made for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a few comorbid diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. She was kind enough to provide us with a list of resources which parents in this organization have found very helpful. We thought we’d share with you too!