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It started with a single phone call. The caller was a grandmother looking for a pair of laceless shoes for her grandson, who was unable to tie his own. Unable to help, Zappos resolved to change that. As a result, the company launched the “Zappos Adaptive” line, featuring clothing and shoes designed for people ...


A recent article from the Associated Press highlights the soothing effect pets can have on children with autism. The story includes photos of Zucca, a black Labrador, and Perry, who provide a calming influence during potentially stressful trips to the dentist. After years of terrifying visits to the dentist, the 9-year-...


Support For Children With Rare Illnesses

  Posted on Apr 28, 2017 - 11:12am

“There is hope…don’t give up.” When a child is diagnosed with a rare illness, it can be devastating for parents. Depending on the condition, there may be multiple resources that can be tapped into for advice, information…and a shoulder to lean on when it becomes overwhelming. But what if t...


Summer Camp

  Posted on Apr 12, 2017 - 2:47pm

It's almost summer, and it's almost time for summer camp! Summer camp is a great opportunity for kids to learn independence, make friends, have fun…and be kids! Looking for a camp to attend? Visit our Summer Camps page to find a camp experience near you. Have an AAC-friendly summer camp you'd like to include? Subm...


Parents who pull their children out of public schools on the strength of a private school voucher could find themselves unknowingly giving up their rights to the very help they were hoping to gain. The New York Times reports that many parents may not realize that by abandoning public schools, they give up their protections...


Runner Spotlight: Karla Perez

  Posted on Feb 9, 2017 - 10:08am

Meet Karla! She is the super dedicated mom to sweet Luz who battles Rett Syndrome, a neurological disorder that mainly affects girls and robs them of their ability to speak, use their hands ... or run. She says she doesn't consider herself an athlete, but says an athlete is "a person trained or gifted in exer...

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