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In English and Spanish | From the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, this 4-minute video shares basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research. The video is also available in Spanish. Video in English: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/index.php/resources/multimedia/videos/inbrief_series/inbrief_science_of_ecd/ Video in Spanish: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/multimedia/videos/non_english_videos/ciencia/

(Published 2010) How can you tell the difference between a particularly obstinate child and one who has ODD? This article, which is accompanied by a video, describes the symptoms of ODD, identifies co-existing disorders, and discusses treatments. Find the article here: http://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/childhood-conditions/oppositional-defiant-disorder.htm

(Published September 2014) This infographic series on Healthline presents ADHD statistics and numbers in a visual guide, showcasing how ADHD symptoms vary by gender, the high cost of ADHD, and which states have the highest prevalence of children with ADHD. Find the infographic here: http://www.healthline.com/health/adhd/facts-statistics-infographic

(Published 2013) Parent Centers are the ultimate special needs advocates and can provide much guidance to those considering getting involved in the legislative process as an advocate for people with disabilities. Besides working with the Parent Center in your state, here are 9 tips that will hopefully give you “a smoother ride” to becoming a […]

With over a thousand apps now available to help individuals with special needs, it has become increasingly difficult to find and choose the right special needs app for a given child. The Friendship Circle App Review gives parents, educators, and others the ability to find the perfect special needs app for a child. Categories of […]

(Published 2012) Traveling on a plane with a child who has special needs? This checklist helps parents get ready for the trip. Find the checklist here: http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2012/01/09/a-special-needs-pre-flight-checklist/

On Friday, July 24, 2015, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will bring together policy and program leaders, community organizations, and youth to examine current implications of the ADA’s implementation and cross-cutting issues with other federal civil rights […]

Welcome to the June 2015 edition of Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources—the CPIR. We hope your summer is off to a great start! New Resources in the Hub Spotlight on…PTSD and Helping Children Cope with Trauma Resources You Can Share with Families For SSIPs Targeting Improved Reading […]

The purpose of this series, Research to Practice in Self-Determination, is to describe key issues in the field of developmental disabilities that can be enhanced to promote self-determination. A series of seven issues is being produced, each focusing on a specific topic: self-advocacy, health, employment, community services, aging, family support, and siblings. The format of this series […]

Welcome to the May 2015 edition of Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources—the CPIR. This month’s issue spotlights resources to get us ready and carry us through the coming summer! New Resources in the Hub Spotlight on…Summer! What Do You Think of the Buzz? Resources You Can Share with […]