**This app is FREE in the App Store today!** Technology is changing our lives in more ways than imagined for individuals with autism. This new app, iAdvocate, has the noble goal to share and develop specific strategies with parents for working collaboratively with a school team to improve their children’s education. Developed at the Syracuse…

There are more than 6-million children in the United States with disabilities, from physical to developmental, and the numbers keep growing. The pervasive epidemic is leaving parents confused and overwhelmed while the area’s educational systems (as well as families and businesses) work overtime to meet demand. With an endorsement from the National Institutes of Health…

These 5 Great iPad Cases for Kids With Autism are the perfect way to make them last. Giving a child an iPad is no different than putting hundreds of dollars worth of technology into a child’s hands. iPads and electronics can be dropped by anyone, not just kids! So as a parent of a special needs…

Source: Radio Lab – Juicervose Ron and Cornelia Suskind had two healthy young sons, promising careers, and a brand new home when their youngest son Owen started to disappear. 3 months later a specialist sat Ron and Cornelia down and said the word that changed everything for them: Autism. In this [RadioLab Autism Story], the Suskind…

At sundown on Wednesday, September 24, the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is celebrated. For many Jewish families, it is a holiday of reflection and renewal, as well as a time to share a holiday meal with family and friends. Rosh Hashanah, or the beginning of the Jewish New Year, can be confusing and a new…

Sure, there are hundreds of support groups across the United States. But sometimes it’s just tough to find that oh-so-elusive specialized provider that speaks Urdu or Finnish, or takes just the right type of insurance or payment plan that you’re looking for. Fill in the fields with terms that describe what you’d like to find,…

We all know how hard it is to justify expenses on what most people would consider just a fun gadget. But here are 5 reasons why the Apple iWatch could actually be a lifesaver for you and your family. 1. The heart beat: Having a child with special needs is no easy feat. With the…

Let’s talk about money. We’re all worried about it, so let’s break it down: How much does ABA therapy cost? ABA Therapy can be paid for in 4 ways. Private companies, known as Non-Public Agencies (NPA’s) can be contracted through all 4 of these methods. These private companies can be small local agencies or large…

Grab a kleenex because these 5 videos showcase the most inspiring individuals with Special Needs on Youtube. A Quadrapalegic Man Who’s Living Life to the Fullest The Boy with Blindness who Mastered Echo-Location The Basketball Pro with Autism The Musical Whiz without Eyes The Photographic Memory of Stephen Whitshire This little Frozen sing-along   Post…