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How to Live a Healthier Life with Autism

How to Live a Healthier Life with Autism

An Autism diagnosis is not a death sentence. Plenty of people on the Autism spectrum can live fulfilling, happy, successful lives. We’ll cover how to live a healthier life with...
Bedtime Routine Tips for Your Special Needs Child

Bedtime Routine Tips for Your Special Needs Child

An eight-year-old child needs about nine to twelve hours of sleep per day, and a four-month-old requires twelve to sixteen hours a day. But whoever coined the phrase “sleeping like...
How to Get My Child with Special Needs to Eat More Vegetables

How to Get My Child with Special Needs to Eat More Vegetables

You know that vegetables are good for your child with special needs, but it’s tough to get them to try new foods. (Some of you reading this may be thinking:...
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5 Things to Know About a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Receving a cerebral palsy diagnosis can be one of the hardest things to hear. Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder that happens when a child’s brain was injured at or close...
Is a Plant-Based Diet Right for Your Special Needs Child?

Is a Plant-Based Diet Right for Your Special Needs Child?

You’ve probably heard people talk about veganism or a plant-based diet over the last few years. This diet has become increasingly popular among adults in the 18 to 24 age...
How to Protect Your Special Needs Child from a Stroke

How to Protect Your Special Needs Child from a Stroke

bright picture of female doctor with heart Most of our clients - children and young adults with special needs - tend to have sedentary lifestyles. This...
Common Health Issues for Children with Special Needs

Common Health Issues for Children with Special Needs

When you have a child with special needs, the number of trips you’ll take to the doctor can seem overwhelming. This is due to both genetic and societal factors. Just...
The PROs and CONs of ADHD Medication

The PROs and CONs of ADHD Medication

ADHD medications, such as Ritalin and Adderall, have been known to decrease symptoms such as inability to focus and demotivation. Some people with ADHD may find that their symptoms will...
Holistic Treatments for ADHD

Holistic Treatments for ADHD

The phrases “ADHD” and “medication” go hand-in-hand. Usually the word “medication” is replaced with a particular brand, such as Ritalin or Adderall. After hearing about some of the side effects...
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How Sleep Helps Your Special Needs Child

How Sleep Helps Your Special Needs Child Learn and Grow If your child suffers from jaw dysfunction, it can interfere with their sleep quality. Sleep is essential to proper growth...
The History of ADHD

The History of ADHD

If your child’s teacher has suggested that your child might have ADHD, you might feel alarmed. Does this mean they’ll have to take medication? What is ADHD exactly? Aren’t all...
“Do I Have ADHD or Depression?”: The Surprising Symptom Overlaps

“Do I Have ADHD or Depression?”: The Surprising Symptom Overlaps

At surface level, one might not see the similarities between the two mental conditions. Depression, connotedly, makes people less energetic, while ADHD has a connotation of making people “too” energetic....
Home Behavioral Improvement for Children with Autism

Home Behavioral Improvement for Children with Autism

Research has shown that behavioral therapy enables children with autism to develop key life skills. If therapy starts early enough, they can learn to enjoy personal comforts while also participating...
5 Important Life Skills for Adults with Special Needs

5 Important Life Skills for Adults with Special Needs

For adults with intellectual differing abilities, such as Autism, life skills training is key to helping them become more independent. Each day habilitation facility has its own curriculum for life...
5 Things to Consider Before Taking ADHD Medication

5 Things to Consider Before Taking ADHD Medication

ADD and ADHD are some of the most medicated mental diagnoses. Pharmaceutical medications have the advantage of being monitored by a doctor, but they also have the danger of being...
Fighting Childhood Obesity: Exercises for Children with ADHD and Autism

Fighting Childhood Obesity: Exercises for Children with ADHD and Autism

It’s not an exaggeration to state that childhood obesity is an epidemic in our country. However, those with special needs, including ADHD and autism, are at particular risk of becoming...
10 Great Jobs in Dallas for Adults with Special Needs

10 Great Jobs in Dallas for Adults with Special Needs

Although the unemployment rate of adults with special needs is declining, the rate of that decline is slow-going. It can be tough - even today, with companies becoming more and...
How to Improve Listening Skills in Children with ADHD and Autism

How to Improve Listening Skills in Children with ADHD and Autism

ADHD and Autism have many similarities, including fidgeting, impulsiveness, social ineptitude and hyperfocus on only subjects that interest them. The latter symptom can impact a child’s ability to focus on...
Sensory Workouts for People with Autism and ADHD

Sensory Workouts for People with Autism and ADHD

Exercise is a wonderful outlet for those with Autism and ADHD. Not only does general exercise help with hyperactivity, but sensory-specific exercises can also reduce sensory sensitivity. Here are some...
5 Ways Exercise Helps People with ADHD and Autism

5 Ways Exercise Helps People with ADHD and Autism

You know that regular exercise has profound effects on your physical health, but it also has lasting positive repercussions in brain health. Exercise can be especially beneficial to those with...
Autism-Friendly Workout Clothes

Autism-Friendly Workout Clothes

Your child with Autism experiences this world in a much more grounded, tactile way. Take the tag of your shirt tickling the back of your neck, for example. Those without...
25 Foods That Cure Constipation

25 Foods That Cure Constipation

  Constipation is a consistent issues for those with special needs. The stress of travel or a routine change can cause bowel irregularity, but so can poor diet, dehydration and...
5 Things to Stop Doing to Make Your Special Needs Child Healthier

5 Things to Stop Doing to Make Your Special Needs Child Healthier

Bad habits can add up and lead to poor health for your child over time. Here are 5 things to stop doing to make your special needs child healthier. Stop...
5 Everyday Activities That Improve Health in Children with Special Needs

5 Everyday Activities That Improve Health in Children with Special Needs

We know that working out and eating more nutritious meals can make us healthier, but if your child isn’t seeing the results you had hoped for, you might want to...
3 Exercises for People in Wheelchairs

3 Exercises for People in Wheelchairs

Being in a wheelchair doesn’t keep you from getting around, and it definitely won’t stop you from being your fittest self! There are a number of exercises you can do...
3 Best Dayhabs in Dallas

3 Best Dayhabs in Dallas

Let’s face it: Resources for those with special needs is embarrassingly limited, especially in Texas. Those of us with loved ones with special needs, with special needs ourselves and with...
Top 3 Ways Special Strong Helps Special Needs

Top 3 Ways Special Strong Helps Special Needs

What I am about to tell you is quite embarrassing. I don’t want you to look down on other professionals for knowing it.  The truth is that the health and...
6 Vitamins and Minerals That Improve ADD/ADHD

6 Vitamins and Minerals That Improve ADD/ADHD

  There are several different medications out on the market that are meant to quell the symptoms of ADD and ADHD, but these medications are both expensive and may have...
Healthy Sensory Foods for Children With Autism

Healthy Sensory Foods for Children With Autism

It’s no secret that children with Autism are picky eaters. It’s tough to get your young loved one to eat something healthy, especially if they’ve already developed a routine or...
The Best Home Workout Equipment for Special Needs

The Best Home Workout Equipment for Special Needs

While a gym membership is still beneficial, you may also consider purchasing some simple items to use at home to improve your (or your child’s) fitness. Here’s the best home...
Which Diet Is Right for Your Special Needs Child?

Which Diet Is Right for Your Special Needs Child?

Children with special needs are especially susceptible to weight gain for a number of reasons, including a sedentary lifestyle (sitting and watching TV, rather than moving and playing) and a...
Special Needs Jobs in Plano

Special Needs Jobs in Plano

Not everyone has the patience or the passion to work with individuals with special needs. But the fact that you’re searching for this type of job shows us that you...
Special Needs Activities in Plano

Special Needs Activities in Plano

When you have children with special needs, it can be difficult to find activities in your community that accommodate to your whole family. Some places in Plano are making an...
Exercises You Can Do With Your Service Dog

Exercises You Can Do With Your Service Dog

Working out seems like a chore to the average person, but it can become tolerable and even fun with the right workout buddy - your service dog, for example! Usually,...
How to Get My Child With Special Needs to Take Vitamins

How to Get My Child With Special Needs to Take Vitamins

Getting kids to take vitamins can be tough in general, but getting your child with special needs to take them can be even more of a challenge. That’s because children...
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5 Athletes With Special Needs

It can be difficult to imagine yourself succeeding in a certain field if you don’t have role models to look to. If you have special needs, it may be hard...
4 Workouts That Reduce Behaviors in Children With Special Needs

4 Workouts That Reduce Behaviors in Children With Special Needs

Children with special needs are experiencing a lot of feelings and sensations that are difficult for them to interpret or express. Sometimes a feeling can be so strong that it’s...
4 Foods That Positively Impact Behavior (and 5 Foods to Avoid)

4 Foods That Positively Impact Behavior (and 5 Foods to Avoid)

Most of us are fortunate enough to have choices, particularly when it comes to food. When we can technically have cake whenever we want, it’s hard to tell ourselves “no.”...
3 Ways to Build Confidence in Your Special Needs Child

3 Ways to Build Confidence in Your Special Needs Child

Childhood is a special time period, one in which it’s vital to build up healthy self-esteem, self-image and self-confidence. Children with ADD, ADHD or intellectual special needs may be particularly...
The Social Challenge of Special Needs Children & Adults

The Social Challenge of Special Needs Children & Adults

In today’s social media world, it’s easy to “make friends.” Often, you can pretend to be someone other than your true self. But if you’re looking for a genuine, long-lasting...
Overcoming Fears with Special Needs

Overcoming Fears with Special Needs

Perhaps the first step in overcoming a fear is to face it head on! But how can you get to that point? Psychologists suggest this technique because avoidance will only...
Try New Foods For Special Needs Kids

Try New Foods For Special Needs Kids

6 Tips To Try New Foods for Kids With Special Needs While On Summer Break Trying new foods can be a challenging task, especially when working to try new foods...
Is College Right for You?

Is College Right for You?

Finding the Right College Resources for Students with Learning Differences For many with learning differences, deciding to attend college is a difficult choice. Getting through high school is the first...
Teaching Special Needs to Avoid Body Shaming

Teaching Special Needs to Avoid Body Shaming

Body shaming has been at the forefront of the type of bullying that has increased over the years, now that people can hide behind social media. It’s not only mean,...
Dating & Special Needs – When is it the Right Time?

Dating & Special Needs – When is it the Right Time?

Dating is often a hot subject. With the rise of social media, and mobile apps, there are infinite opportunities to meet your romantic match. However, when it comes to teens...
Empowering Faith with Special Needs

Empowering Faith with Special Needs

Faith plays a huge role in how many are able to deal with the daily stresses of life. People often face many challenges in life, and how we handle those...
5 Tips for a Gluten-free Diet for Special Needs

5 Tips for a Gluten-free Diet for Special Needs

Gluten-free is a big buzz phrase right now. If you walk the grocery store aisles you will likely see dozens, if not hundreds of products labeled “gluten-free”, which as a...
Easy DIY Projects for Special Needs

Easy DIY Projects for Special Needs

It’s always great to save money, and when it comes to finding activities on a budget, DIY projects for special needs are the perfect options for establishing a fun, creative...
Service Dogs for Special Needs

Service Dogs for Special Needs

We get a lot of people asking about where they can find a service dog for special needs.  We've compiled a list of resources from our clients who have experience...
The Challenge of Planning a Family Vacation is NOW Easier

The Challenge of Planning a Family Vacation is NOW Easier

Summer is almost here and it’s time to plan for some vacation planning.  But, when a family member has challenges in areas of learning, behavior, or physical challenges, your summer...
4 Common Misconceptions With Probiotics and Prebiotics for Special Needs

4 Common Misconceptions With Probiotics and Prebiotics for Special Needs

When looking around at grocery stores or online, it seems that probiotics are one of the “buzz” topics in nutrition today. Probiotics can be advertised in beverages, cereals, yogurt, granola,...
Special Needs Adults Find Great Achievement in the Workplace

Special Needs Adults Find Great Achievement in the Workplace

For many teens and young adults, one of the crucial stages of their life is when they are faced with having to make a career choice after high school or...
Why Using Music Therapy as a Learning Tool Can Help Students of Various Learning Abilities

Why Using Music Therapy as a Learning Tool Can Help Students of Various Learning Abilities

For a long time, music therapy in classrooms have been an effective method of enhancing mood and creating a learning experience that builds comprehension, especially with children. Research supports the...
Is My Special Needs Child Being Bullied?

Is My Special Needs Child Being Bullied?

Studies, although limited, have shown the many predictors of bullying involving children with special needs, including autism spectrum disorders. Individuals with disabilities, particularly children are at an increased risk of...
5 Tips for Choosing Better Beverages for Hydration for Special Needs

5 Tips for Choosing Better Beverages for Hydration for Special Needs

5 Tips for Choosing Better Beverages for Hydration for Special Needs Hydration for special needs is one of top components of a healthy lifestyle. Once the weather begins to heat...
Special Needs Events April 2018

Special Needs Events April 2018

The Frisco In-Home Trainers put together a great list of special needs events.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/FISDSpecialNeedsEvents Jumpstreet is hosting jump times for children with special needs at all of...
Constipation in Special Needs

Constipation in Special Needs

Constipation in special needs individuals is not only common but can give rise to its own challenges. Understanding the root cause of constipation in special needs children can be difficult...
Top 3 Special Needs Churches

Top 3 Special Needs Churches

If you live in Texas, you’ve probably heard it’s known as the “bible belt” which simply means there is a church on every corner.  Unfortunately, many of these churches do...
Body Care Products for Special Needs

Body Care Products for Special Needs

Body care products for special needs individuals can sometimes be an overlooked area on their journey to greater health. However, it might also be one area that could be contributing...
Top 3 Fun Special Needs Activities

Top 3 Fun Special Needs Activities

Who doesn’t love to have fun?  We know that from working with the special needs population that they love fun!  That’s why we wanted to include some fun special needs...
Physical Therapy for Special Needs

Physical Therapy for Special Needs

With the services we provide, we are often asked “what is physical therapy for special needs and how is it different than personal training?  Many of special needs clients have...
Top Three Exercise Equipment for Special Needs

Top Three Exercise Equipment for Special Needs

Top Three Exercise Equipment for Special Needs In the special needs world, one of the most common questions that we get asked are “what types of in-home exercises can my...
Top Special Needs Home Exercises

Top Special Needs Home Exercises

Did you know that there are thousands of different exercises for special needs?  Where do you even start?  As a company that has worked with several hundred special needs clients,...
Impact of Gluten on Autism

Impact of Gluten on Autism

We all know that gluten and casein are a big deal right now. What is the impact of gluten on autism? Read below to find out. Autistic children have been...
5 Ways Exercise Improves ADD and ADHD

5 Ways Exercise Improves ADD and ADHD

Do you or someone you know have ADD or ADHD?  Here are 5 ways exercise improves ADD and ADHD and some interesting facts about how exercises can help reduce the symptoms...
5 Ways Of Encouraging Special Needs Individuals

5 Ways Of Encouraging Special Needs Individuals

Friends and family members, instead of encouraging special needs individuals, are often overly protective. They realize that their loved one faces overwhelming challenges every day. But are they doing them...
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Top 5 Foods For Brain Conditions

A study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry (2009) found that participants who follow a Mediterranean style diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish, and olive oil...
Top 3 Wheelchair Exercises

Top 3 Wheelchair Exercises

If you use a wheelchair, what are some good wheelchair exercises that you can do at home?  We have found that these 3 five exercises are some of the most...