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As researchers look for ways to help parents better interact with their kids on the spectrum, a new study suggests that families may be able to boost their skills without even leaving home.
Some families dealing with severe behavior challenges are left with little choice but to relinquish custody in order to secure needed residential services for their kids.
A car wash designed to employ people with autism is proving so successful after three years in business that the owners are adding a second location.
Researchers have assessed and identified possible risk factors for ophthalmoscopic (an instrument used to visualize the back of the eye) findings in infants born with microcephaly (a birth defect characterized by an abnormally small head) and a presumed c…
The benefits of eating fruit can begin as early as in the womb. A new study, using data from nearly 700 Edmonton children, demonstrates that infants do significantly better on developmental tests when their mothers consume more fruit during pregnancy.
Researchers studying babies with a Zika virus-related birth defect say they have found previously unreported eye problems possibly linked to the virus. In three Brazilian infants with microcephaly, the researchers observed retinal lesions, hemorrhaging an…
VATER Syndrome (or VATERL Association) is a set of birth defects which often occur together. Learn more about how this condition affects children.
Learn more about Functional Behavioral Assessments and how they can help improve your child's behavior in the classroom.
Those inspirational videos of kids with special needs tug our hearts, we can't help it. But do they really send the kind of message we want to share?
Sleep Turbo-Charges the Brain As the mother of four children I have lived through sleepless nights, toddlers who no longer nap – those precious moments when I could use the bathroom and open the mail without a “helper”, and now – teenagers whose circadian…
What do you want to be when you grow up? Miserable? Bored? Frustrated? Tired? These likely aren’t the answers we expect to hear from our kids when people ask them the ever present question about their looming futures. People expect firefighter, teacher, a…
As a professional photographer in Bend Oregon I’m constantly asked for advice on how to take photos of kiddos. The category “kiddos” is distinct from newborn and older children and ranges from the age of 1 to about 5 years of age. This article is aimed…
The 2015 Institute of Medicine and National Research Council’s (IOM & NRC) Transforming the Workforce report highlights the state’s role in creating a pathway for early care and education (ECE) teachers to acquire education and professional developmen…
The economist John Maynard Keynes famously wrote: “The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.” Typically, this phrase is cited to support government intervention over waiting for the eventually self-correcting …
The National Institute for Early Education Research will release its latest findings on the state of preschool on Thursday, May 12 in New York City. If this sounds like a new venue for the yearbook’s release, it is—and not without reason. Joining me and t…