Tag Archives: Special Needs

Washington Area Disability Advocacy and Autism Resources

A caregiver is helping a young boy with a physical disability play with plastic block toys.

Advocacy AUTISM SOCIETY OF BALTIMORE-CHESAPEAKE P.O. Box 10822 Baltimore, MD 21234 410-655-7933 baltimoreautismsociety.org The Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake is a volunteer organization founded in 1976. We were created to help serve the autism community in Baltimore. Our organization provides information, advocacy and support for families and individuals. First Maryland Disability …

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Finding the Perfect Fit for Education How to pick the right school for your child with special needs

9-year-old girl with Down Syndrome with her elementary school teacher

  Parents want the best education possible for their children. But when you parent a child with special needs, deciding which school will best support your son or daughter’s needs is not easy. We spoke with educational planning experts who specialize in understanding the academic and social-emotional needs of neurodiverse …

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How Early Diagnosis Makes a Difference for Children on the Autism Spectrum Can early diagnosis of ASD and access to care help kids on the spectrum achieve their potential?

  During Maya’s* first birthday celebration, her mother knew something was different. “We were singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ and she had such a blank stare. In that moment, I knew something was off,” recalls Elizabeth Chaillou, who perhaps had special insight into typical childhood milestones given that Maya is the youngest …

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What Are the Benefits of Special Needs Summer Camps? Summer camps around the mid-Atlantic region offer inclusive and fun programming for kids

Camp Pegasus Community Meeting

  As the chilly winds of winter blow through the mid-Atlantic region, many of us long for the sunny days of summer. For our kids, it’s not only the warmer weather that boosts summer’s appeal. They look forward to swapping school days for pool days at summer camp. Attending summer …

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