Giving Every Child a Chance to Play Baseball

Families from around the United States and Canada traveled to Findlay in September for the very first Miracle League All-Star Event. Held September 14-16 at the Blanchard Valley Health System Miracle Park at the Marathon Diamonds, 90 players from various Miracle League teams were responsible for registration fees and transportation to Findlay but all other

Special Needs Guide 2018

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, know you’re not alone. Here in Northwest Ohio there are abundant resources available to help you, your child and your family make the most of every day.

Mud Volleyball Tournament Raises Money for Individuals with Down Syndrome

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

Challenged Champions Provides Equine Therapy

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.

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

Sensory-Friendly Movie Nights

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