No one can say there isn't plenty to do in Lake County, even in the middle of winter. Here are some activities planned this week through Monday.
With school back in session, parents hope their children will find a path to academic success. Learning disabilities, once considered road blocks to that success, can now be helped with the right tools, according to local educators.
HIGHLAND | Willa Kim, a 9-year-old special needs member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, will soon be biking in style.
If the original "Rocky" movie was so good, why did they make another one? Why not stop with the perfect film?
Raising a family is not easy. It takes work to provide food, shelter, stimulating activities, ethical and moral lessons and the love and affection that children need. Plus, you want your children to have other opportunities and experiences like sports, vacations and visits to fun attractions…
It's hard for kids to relate to something they don't understand. And kids naturally fear what they do not know. By having someone in their lives with special needs, they are exposed to the fact that there's nothing to be scared of.
Just because my son has Down syndrome doesn't mean he shouldn't be taught appropriate social skills and be able to wonder about the possibilities of his future.
As with any child, it is important for me to set limits on my son's behavior while encouraging him to do his best.
Welcome to spring 2012. I am confident we all can agree the weather over the last several weeks has been unusual but a pleasant surprise. We all now can start to think about all of the activities we want to participate in since the nice weather is finally here.
Like all of the cheerleaders for Crown Point High School, Natalie Lesko loves going to basketball games and helping to energize the crowds.
Everyone needs to feel supported and to know that they are not alone in the struggles of raising children. This is especially true when raising a child with special needs.
Before Lilly Petrella began her therapeutic horseback riding sessions several years ago, her cerebral palsy kept her from walking and she couldn't sit on a horse alone.
As a professional that works with children and families, I am often asked whether I have any children of my own. I tell them about my two children, a girl and a boy. I tell them that my daughter is intelligent, witty, thoughtful and sensitive, and my son is funny, expressive, curious and aff…
GARY | An open dialogue with the U.S. Department of Justice on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be available via video conferencing from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Arc Northwest Indiana, 2650 W. 35th Ave.
As the new executive director at the Center for Possibilities, Renae Brantley is committed to improving the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
The Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative offers opportunities for individuals with special needs
CSRI aims to provide at least one activity or outing every month for individuals with special needs and their families. The idea is for each member town to offer what it can in terms of support or facilities, with the goal of ending up with a diverse array of opportunities.
HOBART | A few openings remain for preschool children with disabilities to attend Hobart Family YMCA's "Let's ALL Play" Preschool Inclusion Camp.
Katherine Rawson, of Crown Point, will assist and provide education-related information to parents of children with disabilities as an INSOURCE - Indiana Resource Center for Special Needs - parent support volunteer.
Despite incontrovertible evidence that good oral health can prevent a whole host of future problems, very few well-adjusted people in this world get excited about a trip to the dentist's chair -- discomfort, unease and potential pain being things that most of us would rather understandably a…
Make no mistake, there are some impressive athletic feats being turned in by Porter County Special Olympics athletes. But the effort to overcome the unique challenges they face and their sense of joy and accomplishment during competition is enough to make a fan of anyone with a heart.
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