We've put together a thorough guide to taking your child with Cerebral Palsy (or other special needs) to the zoo. We hope the tips inspire you and make the process easier for your family so that you can have the best visit possible!
We have some tips in helping your child stay cool this summer, as well as warning signs of heat exposure, better understanding challenges heat can pose and more!
There are more options than ever before to help your child feel confident and comfortable in clothing, even with varying degrees of Cerebral Palsy!
Cooling pads can be an invaluable tool in keeping your child cool in warm weather. We've put together a few examples to illustrate how cooling pads can help your child have a great summer!
Books can educate, transform, and inspire us. Children with special needs may not read too many books with characters like them, but is important they do so they know they aren’t alone. There are plenty of books about Cerebral Palsy (including characters or themes) out there (we just need to dig for them) not just for children, but for parents as well. These books can educate and spread hope for those who lives are touched with CP. We want books to educate and inspire everyone possible, so we found 10 books about Cerebral Palsy that children and adults can consider and hopefully enjoy!
Much to your child’s delight, the school year is coming to an end. For children in grade school, there’s still plenty of school to come but the summer represents a momentary escape. For you, as a parent, it can mean a number of things: trips, planning, summer activities and more. Before you get too distracted planning for summer, though, there are some things to consider regarding your child’s school year and the one to come. We have a few suggestions to serve as a thought starter for your ‘end of year’ analysis so that the next school year can be an even bigger success for your child!
Art can serve as a bridge for your child to express feelings, thoughts and more. Dig into crafts and ideas in order to encourage those efforts!
Those living in Washington that want to know their options for a service dog or assistance animal: you're in luck! Check out our rundown of resources available and call us for more information!
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) can be a critical part of a child with special needs’ academic success. While an IEP is often a complicated plan (and process) due to the variety of team members involved, it can also open new doors of opportunity. While most people understand that an IEP can help with issues like time allotted for testing or overcoming communication problems, as well as addressing general learning difficulties, this plan can also help in ways you may have never considered.
We often advertise the wide range of Cerebral Palsy resources we have to offer, but some recently discovered gems even surprised us!