On Saturday, July 14th Local parents involved with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo (DSAGT) hosted the 5th Anniversary of “Get Dirty for Downs” Mud Volleyball Tournament at the Ada War Memorial Park in Ada, close to the Ohio Northern University campus. The tournament drew in participants from all over Northwest Ohio. “This mud
Since 1997, Challenged Champions has provided equine-assisted therapies for children and adults struggling with a wide range of developmental, physical and emotional disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, brain injury and PTSD.
For most families, summer is a much-welcomed break. They plan vacations and may alter their schedules by staying up late or sleeping in. It’s time to relax and have some fun! Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Summer break can be a source of anxiety for many special needs families, because it means a change
What do Labradoodles, ball pits and waterfalls have in common? They are all part of the alternative methods used by Sunshine Institute, a mental health practice located in Findlay.
Activities are often more difficult for families with special needs— going to the movies is definitely one of those things. Movies can be a great family activity, but for some children with special needs movies can be too loud, too bright and theaters have etiquette expectations that can be quite challenging! Sitting still and being
For parents of children who struggle with sensory issues, Halloween presents particularly challenging questions: What fabrics will my child tolerate? How will my child react to noises during trick-or-treat? Will my child panic due to the crowds? Christina Treece, President of Friends of Blanchard Valley School, notes that costumes are especially difficult for children with
Do you have a teenager that is struggling to stay at grade level or one that would benefit from moving ahead? Does he or she have challenges in the classroom? Findlay Digital Academy is designed for students whose needs, desires or circumstances would best be served by a non-traditional educational model. It is an online
Within Blanchard Valley Center, a team from the Service and Support Administration (SSA) helps people of all ages and abilities find the services and support they need. SSA is a statewide program with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. A service and support administrator (SSA) is a person who works for a County Board of