Six Reasons Outdoor Play Is Crucial For Children With Special Needs

BY SAM FLATMAN The joy that otherwise immobile children can get from simple physical stimulation should never be underestimated. If you are the parent or carer of a child with special needs, then you probably already know how difficult it can be to get them out and about. But the outdoors is an incredibly important environment for early childhood development. In fact, outdoor play is such an integral part of growing up that it is […]

MATCH & FIND BY SPECIAL IAPPS

Match & Find by Special iApps is an interactive game to help develop memory, matching, searching, and sequencing skills. Designed to be accessible to children with learning disabilities, this app is also suitable for typically developing learners. It can be used with an accessibility switch. Six different activities are included, with their own settings so the app facilitator can adjust the level to suit the user’s ability. Teachers and therapists can use this app to […]

2nd Annual Angel City Games To Feature Athletes With Physical Disabilities

The 2nd Annual Angel City Games, a multi-sport competition for people with physical disabilities, will be held July 7-10, 2016 at UCLA’s Drake Stadium and will feature adaptive sports clinics and competitions for children, adults, veterans, and active-duty military personnel with physical disabilities. Participants will include elite-level as well as recreational and first-time athletes of all ages and ability levels. The events are open to individuals with any physical difference or mobility impairment, including amputation, […]

Every Kid’s Yoga

BY SARAH ROTH A yoga instructor based in New York City has developed a school of inclusive yoga to provide group instruction in yoga and mindfulness for kids with a range of developmental abilities. Inhale, arms overhead. Exhale, forward fold. For many years, yoga has allowed practitioners around the world to improve breathing control, decrease physical tension, and discover the boundaries of the body. The practice of yoga can foster a sense of physical, emotional […]

Social Security Webinar on Employment Support for Young Adults with Disabilities

Social Security Webinar on Employment Support for Young Adults with Disabilities — June 22 Posted on June 7, 2016 The National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar “Free Employment Support for Young Adults with a Disability” will be held June 22, 2016 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. If you receive Social Security disability benefits and want to work, Ticket to Work can help. The webinar will discuss moving from school to the workforce and how the Youth Transitions Collaborative can help. Register […]