Special Needs

2022 Polar Plunges

The Special Olympics’ Polar Plunge is a fun and cool way to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities — and it’s an experience that participants won’t soon forget. The organization’s signature...
Holidays, Special Needs

Making Holiday Mealtimes Manageable

As we begin the Holiday season, the promise of good food, possible time with family, sharing of gifts and more food is exciting! Even in the middle of a pandemic, we are hoping for...
Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver Helps to Find Missing Loved Ones

It’s not uncommon for elderly individuals or people with cognitive disabilities to wander off or get lost due to confusion. When the person can’t be found by their family or friends, panic often ensues....

Neurodiversity 101

During the Autistic Rights Movement of the 1990s, a new term was coined to describe the brains of people with neurological differences. First used by Australian autistic sociologist Judy Singer, the term “neurodiversity” became...

Detecting Early Signs of Autism

Did you know that early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can show up in toddlers as young as 12 months old? With this knowledge in hand, parents and caregivers can look out for...

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