Special Needs

The Big IDEA With SPED

September 5, 2019 “Parents must educate themselves so they can adequately advocate for their children’s needs.” Special education doesn't mean a student is isolated or ignored — quite the opposite, actually. ...
Northshore Miracle League Baseball Complex

Special Needs Baseball Complex Opens on Northshore

by Nola Family Staff, March 28,2019 The Miracle League Northshore will celebrate the opening of its new baseball complex with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 29. Designed for kids with special needs, the $9...

The Lost Art of Cursive Handwriting

Until recently, public schools were not required to teach cursive handwriting, but is it too late for the rest of us? As a pediatric occupational therapist I am often called a “handwriting expert” by parents, ...

How Early Intervention can help your child

How Early Intervention can help your child meet his milestones on time    It's hard not wonder what age is the right age for Early Intervention (EI). If your child is  0 to 3 years old, and  may not be meetin...

Spotlight — Raphael Academy

Nola Family turns the spotlight this month on Raphael Academy, a school for children and young adults with special needs. As the mother of a child with special needs, Jacqueline Case grew concerned when the ed...
sensory processing disorder

Sensing a Problem — Sensory Processing Disorder

Local kids and their families learn to cope with Sensory Processing Disorder Julian Collen was only 2 years old when his parents began to notice something wasn’t quite right with their otherwise healthy son. T...

For Kids With Special Needs in New Orleans

Cognitive disabilities. Physical disabilities. Learning disabilities. Learning differences. So many terms, so many diagnoses. Some take years to diagnose, while others are known before birth. “All children wit...

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 the spectrum, or if he has been diagnosed and you're looking for the best local an...

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