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  • 10 Tips for Navigating Holiday Stressors With a Child With ASD

    10 Tips for Navigating Holiday Stressors With a Child With ASD1

    By Jill McGrale Maher The holidays are upon us, with family members, friends, and neighbors from far and wide gathering in celebration to share a meal, exchange gifts, and enjoy being together. But for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), holidays can truly be overwhelming, as they are often accompanied by sensory overload, and the

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  • Target Expands Clothing Line for Children With Special Needs

    Target Expands Clothing Line for Children With Special Needs0

    • NEWS
    • October 19, 2017

    Target is expanding its in-house Cat & Jack clothing line to include even more adaptive apparel for children with special needs. After introducing a selection of sensory-friendly apparel pieces in August, which featured tagless and flat seam styles, Target is expanding Cat & Jack to include a 40-item assortment of fashionable adaptive apparel pieces to

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  • 14 Simon Malls to Host ‘Caring Bunny’ Events for Children With Special Needs

    14 Simon Malls to Host ‘Caring Bunny’ Events for Children With Special Needs0

    Fourteen Simon malls throughout New England will be holding Caring Bunny events on Sunday, March 26, and Sunday, April 2. Caring Bunny offers children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Caring Bunny, the largest program of its kind, has been developed by Simon and is guided by AbilityPath.org, a

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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 Sundays1

    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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