Chores? To Do or Not To Do?

Recently I have spoken with several parents of children who have various special needs.  All of these children ranged from 5yrs old to adult hood.  I was surprised to find that one question that kept popping up was “Should I give my child/adult with disabilities chores?”. My response was “Why the heck wouldn’t you?!” I Continue reading

Free online conference offered by Chantal Sicile Kira

I just want to share a great resource and event with everyone.  My friend and colleague Chantal Sicile Kira is offering a free conference in honor of Autism Awareness Month.  Thriving With Autism from Adolescence to Adulthood : Preparing for Independence and Growth, You can find more  information HERE about this FREE event! It is well Continue reading

25 Days of Toys #4 Kinetic Sand

Click on the link above and a portion of your purchase goes to The Special Education Station!  Thank you for supporting us!   Kinetic sand is a unique sand.  You can build with it like typical sand but as soon as you stop working with it it starts to crumble.  You can watch your castle Continue reading

Holiday Help: How to reduce holiday stress

I have recently attended a special needs group that where parents were discussing the difficulties that arise during the holidays when it comes to their children who have special needs.  Everyone seemed to agree that it is important to prepare the child just as much as it is important to prepare extended family and friends Continue reading

Thanksgiving Feast! How to help the picky eater!

I hear more and more, from my clients, about how the holidays are difficult because some kids are picky eaters.  I have had some students that I saw this first hand.  It makes things difficult and stressful at an already stressful time of year.  Let’s face it holidays can be stressful for anyone regardless of Continue reading

Overview on Autism

Autism is currently defined as a triad of deficits in communication, socialization, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. Some of the earliest signs can appear even in infancy and can include limited eye contact (preference for objects rather than faces), limited social smiling (e.g. when presented with a social game such as peek-a-boo or tickle), and repetitive behaviors

Play Unified, Live Unified

Article from  Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do that, too and much more. Half a million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a really fun way.