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Disability Awareness for 5 year olds

Practical ideas for parents who want to help their child's classmates and playmates understand more about their child and his/her special needs.

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Welcome To Holland
By: Emily Perl Kingsley

The classic article by Emily Perl Kingsley about becoming the parent of a child with a disability. Read it. You'll be glad you did.


An Intro to Hannah - Unknown Diagnosis
By: E. L. Honea, Family Member

My sister has disabilities... and no one seems to know their cause.


What Are The Signs Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Learn about how the three main symtoms of AD/HD can manifest in different children.


This Kid Is Driving Me Crazy! -Tips For Parents Of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Helpful tips for families from the good folks at NICHCY


Schooltime For Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

School can be hard for children with AD/HD. Success in school often means being able to pay attention and control behavior and impulse. These are the areas where children with AD/HD have trouble. Here are tips for teachers for helping kids learn.


Understanding Sibling Issues
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Raising a child with a disability or chronic illness poses many challenges. Some of these challenges focus on the relationship between the siblings in the family. These crucial relationships are examined in this article.


A Priori / A Posteriori
By: Lee Doerksen, Dragonfly Staff

Who knows what you need best?


Developing a Career Makes Life Satisfying
By: Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Temple Grandin, on of the formost voices in the field of autism, shares her thoughts on developing a satisfying work life and making sense of the social world. From the inside. A must read.


The Ballad Of Special Eddie
By: Dick Sobsey, Writer

A classic of "Special" humour. Read it and weep... and laugh.


Parenting a Literal Child
By: Sarah's Mom, Parent

It's not just a matter of symantics - for some kids, everything is literal. In parenting several kids with FAS/FAE, I've found that you have to be very careful with your instructions - because they'll be followed!


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Some children hold their pencils too far up the pencil's shaft. Their hands may even be right off of the paper, causing light pressure and wobbly control. Try wrapping a bright Wikki Stix around the pencil at the proper grasp point. The visual and tactile cue can really help!

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