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.
The ASL class, open to children from age three to 5th grade, separates students into two groups: pre-k-1st and 2nd-5th grades. The first session, of close to 20 children, taught the alphabet, their names, common words and songs.
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.
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