Learning to swim – or at least learning to be safe and comfortable in and around the water is a valuable skill for anyone, especially for children with special needs. Water has always been a part of my life. My career with water started with all the typical learn to swim programs and has spanned swim teams at the club,… Read More
A special professional can make all of the difference to a child with special needs. These professionals did. Read their inspiring stories here.
Giving Retriever’s strategies and desensitization techniques to help someone who is fearful, remain functional in the presence of a dog. To begin the process of managing and eventually overcoming the fear, a few things are essential: All interactions with dogs must be on the terms of the fearful child rather than the dog. Do your best to manage situations where… Read More
Because of having a few inept pediatric doctors miss or late diagnose signs & symptoms of illness, in Nicholas’s early life, I was fortunate to have a few wonderful pediatric doctors, after his disability was permanent. One particular Doctor that I have deep respect & admiration for is Dr. Robert Ward, pediatric ENT, then at New York Hospital, now at… Read More