In the meantime, I want the special needs community to know about the film ‘Monica and David’ that premieres tonight on HBO — a love story about two adults with Down Syndrome.
Posts Categorized: Special Needs Resources
Monday Evenings at 6:30PM EST Special Needs Long Island is a weekly radio program dedicated to the special needs community on Long Island. It is a forum where the latest information involving special needs will be provided. Featured guests are from special needs organizations, professionals practicing in the field, families and individuals with special needs…. Read More »
Temple Grandin, the child without a voice, has become the voice of reason for autism.
Previously, I discussed the differences between Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) . Two other government programs that frequently confuse people, including professionals, are the differences between Medicaid and Medicare. Medicare Medicare is a health insurance program for persons over the age of 65 and for those with certain disabilities who… Read More »
An exciting new study has shown that an intensive behavioral intervention raises the I.Q. level of toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study, reported by Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, compared 48 children diagnosed with ASD by placing the children in one of two controlled groups. Early Start… Read More »
Recently, the federal government moved to the technological forefront with its launch of Disability.gov. This relaunched website fulfills its stated purpose of Connecting the Disability Community to Information and Opportunities. Disability.gov successfully uses social media tools to reach out to visitors and encourage interaction. There are online discussions and a user-friendly way to get answers… Read More »