As more individuals with disabilities interact with police officers, police departments are introducing and/or expanding their disability training. Police officers will now learn how to … [Read more...] about Police Officers and Disability Training
Preventing meltdowns? Is that possible? Yes it is! If your child has ever experienced a meltdown, then you know how challenging it can be to calm them down. That is why it is best … [Read more...] about Preventing Meltdowns
Parenting can be taxing, but especially when you are parenting a child with special needs. And there may come a time when managing challenging behaviors will come into play. These times can … [Read more...] about Managing Challenging Behaviors
Unfortunately, bullying is a common practice today. More and more children are being bullied and for bullies it does not matter who their targets are. If your child has special needs, it is … [Read more...] about Bullying and Your Child’s IEP
FBA...BIP Are these more special education acronyms? Yes, they are. And knowing all about FBAs and BIPs is very important, especially if you have a child who displays challenging behaviors. … [Read more...] about All About FBAs and BIPs
I have been asked by several special needs parents how to manage their child's challenging behaviors. And while I will often rattle off several suggestions, one of the questions I usually … [Read more...] about How and Why You Should Write Your Own Social Stories
Have you experienced a public meltdown? Have you gotten the stares, the eye rolls, the gasps? What about the pity or angry looks? And let’s not talk about the nasty comments? If you have … [Read more...] about What To Do When Your Child is Having a Meltdown
Are you an enabler? Or do you create learned helplessness? These are very important questions to ask yourself as a parent of a child with a disability. I have worked with several students … [Read more...] about Are You an Enabler?