Enrichment Programs for Gifted Students with Special Needs

A recent radio segment and article on NPR highlighted an “intellectual oasis” in Iowa where gifted students with special needs can thrive, learn, and continue challenging themselves in a healthy and supportive environment. Some benevolently refer to these students as “twice as exceptional.” Discussing the benefits of summer programs, Alex, a learner with special needs […]

The History of Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month has a rich history dating back to the early 1970s. The autism community, parents, and professionals came together to form autism organizations and hold the first ever autism awareness events.

Special Education Lesson Plans for Parents

How to Create Special Education Lesson Plans to Use at Home As a parent of a child with special needs, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Between planning after-school activities and bringing them to their therapies, it can be challenging to plan any at-home study time. But, taking thirty minutes out of your day […]

Schools for Children with Special Needs [Admissions Process]

A Parent’s Guide to Schools for Children with Special Needs If you suspect that your child may have special needs—do not panic. With so many specialized therapies, programs, services, and schools for children with special needs available, your child will get the help they need to reach their greatest potential. As a parent, the first […]