Tag Archives: Special Needs

When Summer Doesn’t Feel Like a Break

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

Proposal makes cuts to BCMH, moves it to new Medicaid program

Governor John Kasich’s new House Bill 49 raises some controversial budget cuts. If the bill is passed, many families in the special needs community may face problems with Medicaid and funding. The proposed budget cut will move The Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps Program (BCMH) to the Ohio Department of Medicaid. The cuts and the

The Center For Autism & Dyslexia To Promote Autism Awareness In April

April is National Autism Awareness Month, focusing a spotlight on a developmental disability that is now prevalent in 1 of every 68 births in the United States. Here in Findlay, students and staff members at The Center for Autism & Dyslexia are scheduling an array of April activities to educate Hancock County residents about this

The Misunderstood Child: Sensory Processing 101

By Sarah Lyons & Rick Neale A typical morning in my home begins with the words, “My clothes hurt me. They are too loose. I need new clothes.” As a result, I begin the search for the “right” clothes for my 4-year-old daughter. After much time, many tears, lots of tight hugs, and a good

All Abilities Day At The Children’s Museum Of Findlay

Children who have special needs can enjoy their own fun at the Children’s Museum of Findlay. The museum, in partnership with the Friends of Blanchard Valley School, offers an “All Abilities Day” at the museum, housed at the Findlay Village Mall. It is held outside of the museum’s regular hours to allow those who are