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  • Keys to Finding the Right Camp for Children with Special Needs

    Keys to Finding the Right Camp for Children with Special Needs0

    Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire offer a variety of summer camp programs specifically designed for children with special needs. But those camps are not the only options. With a can-do attitude and proactive communication, parents can often create inclusive camp opportunities for a child with special needs in community and theme-based camp venues. When looking

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  • Tiny Tool Can Help Kids Who Fidget

    Tiny Tool Can Help Kids Who Fidget1

    When a child goes off to college, some parents turn the old bedroom into an office or home gym. When his daughter went to Holy Cross, Jerry Snee Jr. outfitted her room with two 3D printers, a workman’s bench, and a high-powered computer, and turned it into the headquarters for his business venture. He now

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  • 11 Mass Chuck E Cheese’s to offer Sensory Sensitive Sundays

    11 Mass Chuck E Cheese’s to offer Sensory Sensitive Sundays0

    Chuck E. Cheese’s and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will start offering Sensory Sensitive Sundays at 11 Massachusetts locations starting Sunday, Feb. 5. This joint event at Chuck E. Cheese’s locations throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey will provide children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs, the opportunity to experience

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  • How Therapy Outside the Box Aids Children

    How Therapy Outside the Box Aids Children0

    When he was only a few weeks old, Cameron was rushed to the emergency room with grand mal seizures and medical complications. By age 5, the hospital had become all too familiar to Cameron and his family, but their rush through the cold Emergency Room doors was no less frightening. Familiar rituals of needle sticks

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  • Keys to Crafting  an IEP/Transition Plan for Children With Special Needs

    Keys to Crafting  an IEP/Transition Plan for Children With Special Needs0

    The tween and middle-school years can be an exciting time for children with intellectual disabilities and their parents, as the focus shifts to a vision for the child’s future. When her daughter Sydney was in early elementary school, Jennifer Vacca of Grafton wanted Sydney, who has Down syndrome, to be engaged in the same academics

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  • Is My Child Easily Distracted or In Need of a Diagnosis?

    Is My Child Easily Distracted or In Need of a Diagnosis?0

    My son, 8, seems distracted at home and school. His teacher reports he has difficulty following multi-part directions and completing work (though she was quick to note it was not a behavior/attitude problem). When I thought about it, I realized he has similar challenges at home and has for a while — I always just thought

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