Rodeo for Individuals with Special Needs

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Julia Nickerson. Categories: Uncategorized.

Tucker Day Rodeo at double diamond ranch, is a rodeo for individuals with special needs. They have the opportunity to show off their riding skills, barrel racing, pole bending, and other fun events. More than 50 individuals were given the opportunity to participate. The Tucker Day Rodeo was inspired by Tucker Blaine who has down […]

The Difference Between Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Julia Nickerson. Categories: Uncategorized.

Many people are employing the help of emotional support and service animals. However, there is a difference between the two. An emotional support animal is a companion that provides therapeutic support to someone who has either a mental or psychiatric disability. These animals are often part of a bigger treatment plan for an individual with […]

Cooking Class for the Special Needs Community

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Julia Nickerson. Categories: Uncategorized.

Individuals with special needs in Phoenix, Arizona now have the opportunity to learn how to cook healthy meals. Thanks to Sprouts Kitchen Network there will be a cooking course offered at First Place Phoenix. Lifestyle expert and New York Times best-selling author, Cheryl Najafi will work alongside the network. The goal is to one day […]

How Robots Can Help Individuals with Special Needs

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Julia Nickerson. Categories: Uncategorized.

Manor, Texas has implemented the first talking robot in central, Texas, as a new tool to be used in the classroom. This robot, named Milo, was created for those with autism in mind; however, it has shown to be beneficial to all children, not just those with autism. Milo is used as a teaching aid […]

4 Key Points in Encouraging the Success of Your Child

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Julia Nickerson. Categories: Uncategorized.

There are lot of different obstacles families who have children with special needs face. One set of parents were given the opportunity to speak at the Family Retreat Weekend hosted by The Texas School for the Deaf. Their speech was titled “The Importance of Parents Involvement in your (Deaf) Childs Education”. Once they discovered that […]

Playgrounds for Children with Special Needs are Popping up Across the Country

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Julia Nickerson. Categories: Uncategorized.

Creating a safe environment for children with special needs to play and enjoy their free time is important; a playground in Zelienople, Pittsburgh did just that. Originally created for a nearby program with 60 students the playground was created with the idea that all children on the autism spectrum have unique needs. The playground’s creators […]

A Group Effort Brings Together a Baseball League for Individuals with Special Needs

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Julia Nickerson. Categories: Uncategorized.

The ACBA Champions League founded by Sherri Gifford is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary this season. Champions League is a baseball league for individuals with special needs. Gifford was inspired by her daughter who attended all of her brother’s sporting events, but never had a chance to participate. Gifford helped spread the word of her […]

Texas Water Park Accessible for those with Special Needs Opens in San Antonio

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Julia Nickerson. Categories: Uncategorized.

Morgan’s Inspiration Island is a water park in San Antonio, Texas, specifically designed for those with special needs in mind. Creator, Gordon Hartman, designed this park with a goal to include those with and without special needs. His inspiration sprang from his own experiences with his daughter who often felt left out due to her […]

Summer Fun Ideas for Families with Special Needs

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Julia Nickerson. Categories: Uncategorized.

Having a family member with special needs can mean more planning and research in terms of activities, but that doesn’t mean a family’s options are limited. There are many fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. The following are a few ideas that can accommodate all abilities. Movies Some movie theatres have recently started […]

The I Am Who I Am Foundation Will Begin to Change the Business World

Posted on June 15, 2017 by Julia Nickerson. Categories: Uncategorized.

Holly Simon a Chicago mom is proving to people around the country that everyone can be their own boss, including children with special needs. She started the I Am Who I Am foundation in hopes of inspiring children with special needs to use their unique abilities in the business world. Simon and her children began […]