Every family can benefit from saving a little money here or there. Families of children with special needs, though, can find that budgets can be even more of a challenge maintaining due to additional costs in the form of medical care, adaptive equipment and more. The Internet is full of different ideas and claims surrounding saving money but it becomes hard telling which ones are scams and which ones will help you save. Below are some suggestions we have for your family to try out this year!
Whether you are traveling for Easter or staying home, we offer some helpful tips to make an accessible holiday for your family. This includes how to plan your own Easter egg hunt, adapt your brunch and plan your Easter Bunny photos.
Hippotherapy, also known as horse therapy can be an effective therapy solution for special needs children. It can help with a wide range of intellectual disabilities, language disorders and sensory processing disorders. The therapy has been known to be a much more successful than working in a clinical setting.
If you have a loved one with Cerebral Palsy, there is a special day in March that you should be aware about. National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day is on March 25th and we give you some great ideas that you can do to help raise awareness.
Everybody has stressors, children often have a lot of them when dealing with juggling friends, family, school and extracurricular activities. We offer some helpful tips that you can share with your child to make their day a little bit brighter.
Adaptive clothing can make things a lot easier on you and your loved one. Simple clothing hacks can make getting ready a snap so you have more time to enjoy your day!
Finding a daycare that fits your desires can be a struggle for many parents of children with special needs. A daycare center in Philadelphia is changing up the game when it comes to child care services and other organizations need to take note.
If your child suffers from severe spasticity due to their Cerebral Palsy, baclofen might be a suitable treatment option. Baclofen is medicine used to treat muscle symptoms that accompany Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy. Electric signals from your nerves instruct when to tense up and when to relax your muscles. This becomes abnormal when the nerves are damaged. This causes spasticity, ending with muscles not working as well as they should. Baclofen is a medicine that restores the signals back to normal allowing muscles to work properly.
Home modifications can be made so a person with Cerebral Palsy can feel most comfortable. Home modifications will improve overall performance and safety of the child.
Spring Break is coming up quick, the time to plan is now! We include some helpful tips to help plan your trip along with some guides on accessible destinations for those with special needs.