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Social Skills for Teens with Autism

As children become teenagers, they begin to learn the social rules of adult culture, in addition to the even more complicated social rules of teenagers. The subtle nuances of what is or is not socially acceptable, along with the sometimes difficult consequences of...

Signs of ADD in a Teenager

Attention deficit disorder is a condition with two presentations: ADD and ADHD. ADD is used to describe issues with distractibility, poor memory, and inattention. Meanwhile, ADHD describes other symptoms of impulsivity and hyperactivity in students. Both are included...

Motivating Special Needs Children

Special needs children are often able to sense that they are somehow “different” from many of the other children they meet. Whether this becomes something painful or something they can work with and see as positive depends a lot on how well they are...

How to Treat Children and Teens with Special Needs

A child with special needs is still a child, and, just like all other children, is important and wants to be loved. However, a child or teen with special needs faces more challenges than the usual child or adolescent during the process of growing up. Every special...

How Do You Accommodate Students with Special Needs?

Students with special needs learn much more effectively in an environment in which accommodations are made to make learning more comfortable for them. Creating a classroom environment that is designed to enhance the learning process for such children will make them...

Homeschooling Special Needs Children

Trying to learn in a large classroom with many students can be challenging for young people. If a child has special needs, the challenge is even greater. If you have a child with autism, a learning disability, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, or any other special needs,...

Helping Special Needs Teens Transition Socially

When children enter puberty, hormone fluctuations and changes in their bodies can become a source of anxiety and frustration. Children with special needs who are becoming teens may have an even more difficult time trying to understand what is happening to them. Being...

Finding Care Options for Your Teen with Special Needs

Finding options for the daily care of a special needs teen after school hours can be challenging, especially since many special needs children daycare centers do not provide services for those over the age of 12. Many parents may not be home from work yet and may need...

Facts You Need to Know About Teens with Autism

The CD reports that about 1 in 59 children are diagnosed in autism spectrum disorder, which is five times more likely in boys. Most children are diagnosed after the age of four, although it can be diagnosed as early as two years old. Early intervention supports the...

Down Syndrome Special Needs Fact Sheet

Down syndrome, a condition where a person has an extra chromosome, affects 1 out of every 700 babies in the United States. This extra chromosome affects how a baby forms during pregnancy and how they function. Also known as Trisomy 21, Down syndrome causes challenges...