Life with A Cochlear Implant
One family talks about raising a deaf daughter and how she explains her hearing device to other children. "Some people need glasses to see while some people need cochlear implants to hear," she tells them.
Life with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder can be overwhelming for a child. Overstimulation can cause breakdowns or affect verbal communication. One mom describes the challenges of facing society’s questions and future dreams of acceptance for her son with special needs.
A child with cerebral palsy may not be able to play like other children or may even be nonverbal, but that doesn’t affect her laughter or desire to explore. While life with the disorder may be different and at times hard, it is not stopping the members of one family from loving and supporting each
Adopting a special needs child can bring challenges to a family but also plenty of joy. One mother describes the emotional journey of adopting her daughter with Spina Bifida from China.
Children with Down syndrome can bring a lot of happiness to a family. Living with the motto ‘She can do anything you can do,’ one dad of four describes how his youngest enriches their everyday life.
One family continues to fight for their son who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at 3 years old. Pietro's Fight is an organization raising awareness and funding for research about the progressive genetic disorder.
Parents talk about the struggles and triumphs of raising children with Autism. Families work every day to overcome challenges such as communication problems, sensory issues, temper tantrums, and society’s pressure on Autism children. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com
Going about everyday life can be overwhelming for somebody living with sensory issues. For someone with autism, something simple like going to a restaurant can be a difficult experience. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com
For people with Autism, one of the biggest setbacks can be sensory overload. Crowds, loud noises, and changes can all cause confusion or upset a child with sensory sensitivity. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com
Children with autism typically have problems developing a social skill set and friendships and often enjoy isolation. One ABA Behavioral-based social skills group uses positive reinforcements and corrective feedback to help young kids develop necessary “learning to learn” behaviors that will impact