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Wheelchairs for Children

With the aid of wheelchairs, moving about and participating in different activities can become a reality for children who are unable to walk. Many wheelchair manufacturers are making wheelchairs not only for adults, but for children as well. If you have a child who needs a wheelchair, examine the different types of wheelchairs and choose the one that will work best for your child’s needs.

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Growing Up With A Terminally Ill Mom

Growing up, I always knew my mum's lifespan was limited. My mother was born with a terminal illness -Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF is a genetically inherited condition that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestines. Ireland (our home) has the highest incidence of CF in the world! Unfortunately due to a particular bacteria in my mum’s…

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Handicapped Parking for Autistics

Handicapped Parking for Autistics I recently got into a spirited conversation with a couple other AutMoms regarding autism and whether or not people with autism should get handicapped placards. What is the issue? I responded to a Facebook post which was a page from an AutDad's blog. The post was about getting handicapped parking for…

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School Accommodations For Children With Autism

What are accommodations?During your childs IEP, the IEP team will discuss how to help that specific child during a school day. The idea is to level the playing field for a specific child so that their school experience is as close to their peers experience as possible while also providing what that child needs to help them get through a school day. They need to be able to learn like all of the …