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(2015, October) | Parents Center can share this webpage and all its resources with families, and explore the other tabs on the webpage for professional development and community involvement materials. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, but this webpage of resources and articles from PACER is good all year round to help families inform themselves […]

(Published August 20, 2014) This story is a part of the Advancing Opportunities AT Stories Series on its Youtube Channel. AT Stories is a video series of people with disabilities living better lives with a little help from assistive technology. This particular story shows the emotional and physical advantages of using assistive technology from a […]

Does your website, media or literature meet the Federal Government’s standards for accessibility? The Technical Assistance Coordination Center (TACC) has created a page with sources of information on 508 Compliance. It will help in making sure that groups’s website, media or literature meets the Federal Government’s standards for accessibility. Find the 508 Compliance Resources at http://www.tadnet.org/pages/870

Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses that integrate the most current research in autism with an interactive web platform and lots of video footage showing effective evidence-based practices. It’s intended for professionals as well as families. Families can start with the short video About Autism in Toddlers (you have to […]

(Published 2011) | Useful to Parent Centers working with youth who are deaf or hard of hearing and interested in going to college; Youth who are deaf or hard of hearing; and Parents and transition specialists of youth who are deaf or hard of hearing. This publication provides information for students who are deaf or […]

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 […]