Grow Me Something, Mister!

Local kids plant gardens, raise chickens to create a more sustainable way of life  After Hurricane Katrina tore through Corrie Spano’s neighborhood in 2005, she found herself waiting in line with what seemed l...
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Challenges Facing Siblings of Special Needs Kids

Children with special needs—such as chronic illness or developmental disabilities—present challenges as well as advantages for families. Special care requires great attention and energy for parents, along with ...
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Tips To Prevent Bullying Of Autistic Children

  There are measures you can take to help your child with ASD from being bullied.  1.  Role play the situations. Start the conversation to make them feel safe and be as specific as possible. 2.  Mak...

Special Needs Camps

Providing great experiences for kids with special needs Summer camp. There are so many great benefits for kids—fostering confidence and independence, building new and lasting friendships, and increasing ...

Expanding Social Oppotunities For Special Needs Kids

Recently, some organizations around New Orleans have made it possible for kids with special needs to participate in some of the same type of extracurricular activities and events that their “typical” peers enjo...

Camp Ready

  considering camp? here's a quick Q & A Q: How do I know a camp will be right for my child? A: The best way is to talk to the director. Ask about their philosophies, about how they handl...

Cruel Intentions

(For tips on how to help your child from being a victim of bullying, click here.) Ethan Marengo is a 10 year old with Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. He is a smart, fun-loving kid i...