Drowning is the #1 cause of death in children with autism. The National Autism Society reports that 90% of all deaths in children with autism are due to drowning. Children with autism react to their senses and are driven by impulse. Water is a huge sensory stimulation which draws this attention. That is why it is imperative that children with autism get the proper swim instruction.
Editor’s Note- Although I have not yet actually met Molly, I am blown away by her passion, her heart and her community outreach. Read her story here and learn more about her project at the bottom of this piece.
Books about Explaining Special Needs to Children
Editor’s note- This month, our own Tricia Greene, KNOWDifferent’s community liason, takes over the monthly column. If there are books you would like her to look into or topics you want covered, email her here and she will be on it!
Well, we have made it through the first month of 2017. What a month it has been, a new President, weather going from 20 degrees to 60 degrees in 24 hours and kids having school schedules that have been so unpredictable.
It may be while our kids are in a therapy group, doctors visit, sport or club. I am usually in the car and find myself scrolling Facebook. I thought about how much time I am wasting and wondered what I could do to be more productive.
Please join us! Friendship Circle is excited to announce our 3rd annual Community Inclusion Event on Sunday, February 12 from 7-9pm! This year we are focusing on mental health and bullying in partnership with the Cameron Gallagher Foundation who focuses on teen depression and anxiety. We are honored to have Style Weekly Magazine’s youngest recipient of the Top 40 under 40 award Brandon Farbstein as our keynote speaker! Mental Health and bullying can affect anyone from kindergarten through adulthood and often go unnoticed or unaddressed. Join us as we raise awareness and provide skills to navigate these topics to help create a more inclusive community. FREE for the entire community with dessert reception! Educators, parents, community leaders, teens and organizations encouraged to attend! These topics affect everyone from kindergarteners through adulthood and go unnoticed or unaddressed. Join us as we raise awareness and provide skills to navigate these topics for a more inclusive community.
Bon Secours started a new service for us so that if the need arises for medical help and you don’t want to leave your home, or maybe you are away visiting family,Bon Secours 24/7 can help.
IEP Boot Camp – March 31 & April 1
Dates & Times
March 31 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
April 1 (9:00am-2:00pm)
Sessions will begin promptly at times listed above.
This 2 session workshop series will empower parents / caregivers to understand and become effective partners in the I.E.P. process.
Dyslexia affects people in different ways and leads to problems with learning, especially reading and writing. However, there are techniques that help manage this condition. By empowering people with dyslexia with a few well-honed ways of managing issues, their confidence will soar.
Newborn Office Visits
Congratulations on the birth of your newborn! You are entering one of life’s greatest adventures- PARENTHOOD. Now what? If only this bundle of joy came with a manual . . . Enter stage left your friendly, knowledgeable pediatrician. In a world filled with an infinite number of news and information sources, your pediatrician is the filter that can help you separate fact from fiction and help you to make the best decisions for your child. Through regularly scheduled visits with your pediatrician, you will learn invaluable information about caring for your child and have a caring, listening ear for voicing questions and concerns. The newborn check-up is probably the most important of these medical visits during your baby’s first year.