Special Needs

Preparing your Special Needs Child for Summer Camp

After staying home several summers to be with her autistic daughter, Susan, Molly Sullivan was anxious to finish law school and find suitable childcare for her five-year-old. Though behaviorally easygoing, Susa...

Special Needs Camps in the New Orleans Area

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 exe...

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 Nathan Oregon

Many people consider a production logo, like the famous orchestral intro for 20th Century Fox, as simply the precursor to their favorite movie or television show. For 11-year-old Nathan Orgeron, who is on the a...

Happy, Healthy and Holistic

  How these local parents are taking a natural approach to treating their children’s illnesses                        Tammy Fisse had nearly given up on finding a treatment that would help soothe her dau...

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...
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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...

Have a Family? You Need a Will

It’s easy to put off planning for your family’s future security. No one expects to die while they—and their families—are young, and planning for the possibility can seem downright scary. What’s scarier, though,...
special needs kids siblings

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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