A series of informational videos spotlighting special needs and children. Though they have disabilities, ranging from Down syndrome, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, and many more, the diagnosis does not have to get in the way of living a happy life. Autism: a. Autism tests, treatments, and knowledge continue to rise, but living on the Autism Spectrum or with additional development delays can still be a struggle for parents of children with disabilities.
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.
Cerebral palsy can cause many limitations in a child with the disorder, but one mom isn’t letting that stop her son from living a happy life. Communication and mobility problems cannot stop a child’s determination.
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.
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
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
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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.
If your baby has a birth defect, there are many organzations that can help you care for your bundle of joy. Learn more about how to cope emotionally and the resources that are available to you.
Having a baby with Down Syndrome can be overwhelming, Here are some important things to know about this condition and the road ahead for you and your infant.
This video from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore, features three children who show early signs of autism spectrum disorder playing with toys and interacting and communicating with others. It compares the footage on each of these children to