When your child is diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a list of worries begins running through your head. How will other parents and kids react to my child? Will my child succeed at school and land a rewarding career?
In the wake of a number of suicides by adolescents and teenagers, news papers and online news sites have invested significant space in recent weeks to address the devastating impact of bullying on struggling young people.
Here are many special needs programs out there but very few of them address the unique needs of Asperger’s Syndrome Disorder. Our Journey’s semester program was designed from the ground up to meet our students’ specific needs, including in-depth training in social skills; organizational skills; academic- and future-minded self-motivation; independence from family; maintaining positive relationships; exercise, grooming, and good nutrition; coping skills to deal with frustration, anxiety, and depression; and building positive self-esteem.
For children with special needs like Asperger’s syndrome or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the arts can also be an outlet for communication and social skill development.
Chatroutlette is the newest fad in the social networking world. The website has garnered attention from the gamut of television shows and news sources, growing from 500 visitors to millions in just a few months.
What’s in a name? That’s the question people are asking as the American Psychiatric Association (APA) considers revisions for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), which is due to be released in 2013.
Parents usually have mixed emotions when they send their child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Asperger’s Syndrome to summer camp. They wonder, “Will my child be safe?”
Every parent is nervous when their teenager starts to date. But when that teenager has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the words “Mom, Dad, I’m ready to date” can strike even more fear and worry than usual.
The autism spectrum can be very broad. If your child has Asperger’s syndrome, it is important to determine if the school’s student profile is appropriate and challenging for your child.
In his book, How We Decide, Jonah Lehrer explores the decision-making process and how to teach a child with ADHD appropriate decision-making skills.
When your child with ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, NLD, or other learning challenges is away at a special needs summer camp, letters home are a great way to be a part of your child’s experience. Most parents anxiously await the first letter from their son or daughter. But what should parents expect in that first letter?
Parents of children with special needs already have enough acronyms, don’t they? Terms like ADHD, NLD, ASD, LD, NVLD, PDD, ADD, and countless other abbreviations for various special needs can make one’s mind swim. Like it or not, it’s time to add a few more acronyms to the mix. If you haven’t noticed, young people are speaking a different language these days: the language of texting, online chats, and the Internet.
Some children get homesick when they go to summer camp, but there are some simple ways to help them adjust to being away from home.
Many children with ADHD, non-verbal learning disabilities, or Asperger’s struggle with executive functioning. Their challenges with organization, time management, strategizing, and paying attention often lead parents to choose a school or camp as the best option for their child. After all, residential camps or schools offer an excellent opportunity for students with special needs to practice independent living, personal responsibility, and much more.
Young people on the autism spectrum are attending college and entering the workforce in record numbers. Although it isn’t always easy, individuals with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome are finding new ways to capitalize on their strengths, work through their limitations, and earn those college diplomas.