Special Needs

9 Children’s Books About Embracing Differences

Encouraging children to read is always a good thing, but if you can add some education to the mix, even better. Recently, several authors...

Understanding Dyslexia

Dyslexia is more common and more complex than people might think, and the signs can be different for each kid. Bill Herman, CEO of...

Project Lifesaver Helps to Find Missing Loved Ones

It’s not uncommon for elderly individuals or people with cognitive disabilities to wander off or get lost due to confusion. When the person can’t...

How to Help Kids with Autism Make Friends

Relationships and friendships are important, and parents of children on the autism spectrum know that making friends isn’t always easy for some children on...

Indy Autism Project

In December 2020, Indianapolis city-county council member, Ali Brown, launched the Indy Autism Project, a project to increase community awareness in Indy's neurodiverse community. Brown has...

The Arc of Indiana Offers Programs for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Since 1956, The Arc of Indiana has been working to empower children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. There are 43 chapters in...

Neurodiversity 101

During the Autistic Rights Movement of the 1990s, a new term was coined to describe the brains of people with neurological differences. First used...

Rethinking the Words We Use

Most of us have probably heard the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Anyone who has...

Special Needs Sports Opportunities in Indy

Participating in sports can play an important role in the development of a child. Sports teach coordination and help with physical development, and also...

Indiana Family Supports HCBS Waiver

The Indiana Family Supports HCBS Waiver is available to individuals and families who qualify, and can be a wonderful support, both with care and...

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