Special Kids, Special Families – FREE Monthly Series – next date is June 13th!

A Community Networking & Educational Opportunity for Families Raising Children with Special Needs Free monthly series from 5:30 – 6:30 PM Topics: June 13, 2023 – Engaging a Child with Autism. How to Be Your Child’s Best Play Partner! July 11, 2023 – I Need Help with Community Resources!   Learn about various community resources and how to sign up! Featured Local Experts will be announced each month. Contact Donna Dwyer, 386-944-7802 to connect with … Read more

How to Support Your Child’s Social-Emotional Development

Also referred to as childhood mental health, social and emotional development involves a child’s ability to experience and appropriately express a range of emotions. Social emotional development also includes how a child develops healthy relationships with others and actively explores their environment.   How can you support your child’s social and emotional development? May 21st is World Baking Day! Below are some baking-themed activities you can do with your child to support their social and … Read more

Early Detection is Key – Support for Children with Autism

During the first years of your child’s life, it is important to watch and listen closely as your child interacts with you and others. You can pick up clues to potential developmental disabilities and seek assistance early. Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability often linked to challenges with communication skills. ASD affects the way your child’s brain processes information and how the brain’s nerve cells connect and organize. ASD affects … Read more