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Finding And Sitter For A Special Needs Child

I used to say that only a Ph.D.-level child psychologist could babysit my son. It wasn’t really a joke, because that’s what I was at the time, and two close friends and colleagues were his earliest babysitters....

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...
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Better Understanding Autisms Causes

      With autism’s rise comes an increased understanding of its causes, as well as possibly how to help reduce our risks. A spectrum disorder ranging from mild to severe, autism is characterized by lang...
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Autism: 10 Signs To Look For

If your two or three year old has a few of these behaviors, a screening may be in order. 1) Has language delays 2) Resists turning to her name 3) Struggles with eye contact 4) Fails to respond to a ...
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Autism Resources In New Orleans

We worked hard to find the resources you may need to take your next step, whether you think your child may have autism or be on th spectrum, or if he has been diagnosed and you're desperate for the best local a...