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Spend Your St. Louis Summer Doing Some Sensory-Friendly Activities

Written on June 27, 2018 at 4:06 pm, by

There are so many activities and events that fill the days of Summer, but what if your child needs an event with a sensory-friendly approach? We asked our friend Stephanie Shyken at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in St. Louis to name a few of her local favorites. Even if you don’t live… CONTINUE READING

Getting Sensory Sensitive Kids Ready for Swimming

Written on June 19, 2018 at 9:04 am, by

Nothing says “Summer” like swimming and splashing at the beach, lake, or pool. The season’s water activities provide a great way to engage the senses and get muscles moving, but it can also be an overwhelming and dangerous time for individuals with special needs and sensory processing difficulties. Whether you’re planning to introduce your child… CONTINUE READING

Elopement Strategies for Individuals with Special Needs

Written on May 9, 2018 at 10:04 am, by

Create an elopement prevention plan with help from eSpecial Needs eSpecial Needs proudly presents the first in a series of educational talks for parents and caretakers, Elopement Strategies for Individuals with Special Needs. This live talk about elopement prevention, originally presented on April 27th, 2017, is now available on YouTube. During the first half of… CONTINUE READING