Achieve DFW is a nonprofit organization that specializes in employment placement and work center/vocational training for over 600 adults with physical and mental disabilities in Dallas County and the surrounding areas. We sat down with Tim Allen, the executive director of Achieve, to learn more about how this organization fulfills its mission.
5 Fun Springtime Activities For Kids With Special Needs
Spring is almost in the air, which means it’s time to get ready for fun outdoor activities. These kinds of activities can be a fun and educational experience for any child with a few adjustments. Just remember to be flexible
When Your Child With Special Needs Wants To Date
Having a child start to date can easily be a challenge to both parents and child alike. When a child with cognitive and intellectual disabilities starts to date, it can come with its own set of difficulties. Here are some tips and conversations to help relieve some of the stress associated with this new and unfamiliar territory.
Special Needs Guardianship: An Interview with Rick O’Connor, Guardianship Attorney
Rick O’Connor is a guardianship attorney who specializes in helping parents of children with special needs obtain guardianship over their children once they legally become adults. For anyone who has questions about what will happen or about what they should do when their child with special needs turns 18, read on.
After-school Programs for Teens with Special Needs: An Interview with the Founder and President of The Clubhouse
The Clubhouse is a nonprofit organization currently specializing in after-school care for school-ages people with special needs and, newly, a day program for those out of the school system. The founder and President, Darlene Hollingsworth, made time to sit down and talk to us about what makes The Clubhouse different from day habilitation programs and special needs daycares, and what the future holds for The Clubhouse.
5 Relaxation Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Having a child with a disability can be isolating and frustrating. We want you to know that it’s natural to feel stressed. That goes for every parent. You are not a bad parent for needing some private time or having an activity for yourself.
Fitness for People with Special Needs
Special Strong is a new business that specializes in teaching healthy habits to people with special needs. The founder and president, Daniel Stein, took time out of his busy, constantly-on-the-move schedule to sit down at a local Starbucks and have an interview with me. Here’s the heart and soul of Special Strong.
Fall Arts + Crafts: Projects You Can Do with Your Special Needs Child
A great way to engage your children is through different sensory projects. Arguably the most enjoyable way to do that is via arts and crafts. You get to have fun using your brain and also come out with some pretty neat memorabilia items to store away and reminisce over later, or eventually turn into holiday ornaments for years to come.
10 Best Books for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Parenting is hard but parenting a kid with special needs can prove to be even harder. However, no matter how hard (or even easy!) it gets, it’s important to remember that it is ALWAYS OKAY for you to ask for help. Problems rise, things happen and sometimes the answers just don’t come as quickly as we need them to. Parenting woes can conquer the best of us, so here’s a list of books to help you on your journey raising your child with special needs.
Loving Your Child with Special Needs through Their Tantrums
Individuals with special needs can sometimes be susceptible to behavioral outbursts. Facing a string of tantrums can grow tedious for parents of special needs children like you. Regardless of the tantrum’s cause, it’s important to keep a cool head and learn how to calm your child down under difficult circumstances.