Helping Your Child With Special Needs Enjoy the Holidays

The holiday season can be an overwhelming and confusing time for children with special needs. During the holidays, comforting routines and familiar structures tend to go by the wayside. School is out for an extended break. Everything is louder, brighter, and more social. Children with sensory differences are often particularly affected. 

Of course, this time of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Adult ADHD

The majority of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are diagnosed with the condition around second grade, with most parents spotting symptoms well before age 7.(1) As a result, ADHD is commonly thought of as a disorder of childhood. This is, of course, untrue. Children with ADHD grow up to become adults with ADHD, as well, […]

Could Audiobooks Change the Future for People with Dyslexia, TBIs, and More?

Language is such an essential part of every aspect of our lives that we experience a range of negative emotions and experiences when we find it difficult to communicate. For people with dyslexia, traumatic brain injuries, or other barriers to usual communication, being unable to communicate in the same way as others can understandably lead […]

Changing Careers After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Experiencing a traumatic brain injury is a life changing event. Studies have shown that just under half of people who experience a TBI return to former jobs, but many who return to the workforce ultimately find those former jobs too difficult to continue longterm.(1) Changing careers after experiencing a TBI is an understandable and common […]

Terminology to Know As a Parent of a Child With Special Needs

If your child has been recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or if you’ve been researching information about ASD, you’ve no doubt come across some unfamiliar and even confusing terms related to the condition. It is important for you to feel empowered as an advocate for your child. Familiarizing yourself with the most commonly heard […]

10 Books for Children With Anxiety or Special Needs

Even in an age of technology, books can help children feel less alone in their conditions and more connected to the world. Books that detail the experiences of characters with anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, and other conditions can also help entire classrooms of students to better understand their classmates. Fiction books, in particular, have […]

Easing Back-to-School Anxiety for Students

Next month marks the beginning of the new school year for most Maryland students, with some students starting as early as the end of August. It isn’t easy for anyone to transition back to school following the lazy days of summer. For some students, however, the arrival of the new school year brings more than […]

Why Self-Care Is Important for Parents of Children With Neurobehavioral Disorders

Flight attendants regularly remind the parents on flights that, in the event of a crash, they should remember to put the oxygen mask over their own faces before placing them on their children. As a parent, your first thought is always about the wellbeing of your child. However, you cannot care for your child without […]

Dispelling 8 Myths About ASD

Autism spectrum disorder is not recognized as a rare condition, with 1 in 55 Maryland children receiving an ASD diagnosis early on in their lives. In fact, Maryland has the second highest rates of autism spectrum disorder in the country, likely due to an increase in physician awareness of the signs of ASD. Despite this […]

4 Ways to Make Your Organization or School More Inclusive

From accessible amusement parks to local summer camps for students with special needs, inclusivity is, slowly but surely, beginning to gain ground here in Maryland and across the country. This past June, the CBS network signed a pledge vowing to regularly include performers with disabilities in auditions for their productions,(1) while Nike unveiled para-sport mannequins […]