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Children with Autism: The Parents Perspective
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
needed, and then that's when Danny started getting into television, Disney movies, children's books . -She really loved these movies and she would always constantly watch them. So, Disney is a big favorite of hers, but Disneyland.
Understanding Autism: Sensory Issues
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
Living Life with Sensory Issues
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
Understanding Autism: Developing Social Skills
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
about-- would you be-- That's great. Do you wanna learn some of the Beatles songs or Rolling Stones or classic rock stuff? So, I was just thinking of maybe getting together to jam, so we could
Adopting a Child with Spina Bifida
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.
a volunteer assignment in Shiyan, China. And I was assigned to a foster home that rescues children with disabilities and/or medically challenged. Shishi was abandoned at birth and she had a very large encephalocele on the back of her skull as well as spina bifida and hydrocephalus. We met her when she was 6 weeks old and felt completely in love with her and we both said, look, you know, what can we do to help this child? And the woman who ran the foster home said you need to get her operated on or, you know, she's going to pass away. So, we were able to take
Life With Down Syndrome
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.
clothes. We have a very tight family and her siblings do a fabulous job of not only just relating to her, but then enjoying what it is that they're doing with her. As Shivaughn got older,
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.
-My name is John Carney . -I'm Nicole Carney and our daughter is Rose Carney and she's 4 years old. She was born deaf, but hears now with bilateral cochlear implants . We started out finding out in the hospital actually that two days after she was born that she didn't pass the newborn screening test and then we went to NYU to have an ABR test and it determined that she had profound hearing loss in both
Life with Cerebral Palsy
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.
3-1/2-year-old is Michael Rienner and he was diagnosed at 18 months with cerebral palsy . I remember the day that they told me he had cerebral palsy . It was very hard for my husband and I. In the back of my head I always knew, but just to hear
Life with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder
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
and his friends. He's just very energetic towards them. But for Maxim, social circle is always a work in progress. We seem like we're always a little bit behind. You feel like you're always having to
Cerebral Palsy: Challenges and Triumphs
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
Angelina McFarlane. She is 3-1/2 years old and she's been diagnosed with cerebral palsy . -One of the hard things for me with Angelina is walking around in the park. I see the other children running and