If you’ve ever stopped to think about it, then you’ve probably noticed quite a few similarities between ADHD and Autism. We’ve actually written several peripheral topics on the subject already (which we’ll link to at the bottom of this post), but this is worth exploring on its own. It’s important to note, however, that similarities…

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Terminology has changed for certain special needs categories. For example, we don’t say someone is “autistic” anymore. Instead, we say they have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or some might even say, “They’re on the spectrum.” But what is the autism spectrum? Who is on it, and what is at either end? The term spectrum here…

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  If you have autism, it can be difficult to help those who are “neurotypical” (NT) understand what you’re going through. On the one hand, you shouldn’t have to explain yourself; society should accept you exactly as you are, without you having to change your behavior. However, society is run by NT people, so it…

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  Organizations, companies, teams, and other groups that work with individuals with special needs often need outside help to achieve their goals. With that in mind, there is no shortage of places to volunteer for special needs. We’ll start this blog by identifying specific organizations and businesses where to volunteer for special needs in Dallas,…

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  People with special needs are often viewed by what they “can’t” do. However, it’s important to note, just because an activity is more difficult for someone than others, that doesn’t mean people with special needs can’t do something. We’ve outlined a few activities and mentioned famous people with special needs who have done them…

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  Talking to children about special needs may seem tricky, but children understand more than we give them credit for. They’re very observant, taking in everything around them, regardless of their cognitive ability. Your child — whether they themselves have special needs or not — may come to you with questions about disabilities, and it’s…

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With the new year in full swing, you’ve got your eye on a few of those fad diets that have been circulating. They’ve worked for a few you know. Could they be helpful for you if you have autism? There are certain vitamins and nutrients that are especially beneficial for people with autism, meaning that…

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  Cardio is more than running, but somehow the two have become interchangeable in our minds. If your special needs child hates running, then you might have a tough time keeping them in shape or getting them to lose any weight they’ve gained. Cardio is important to heart health and a key component in weight…

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Special Strong is giving local businesses a platform to share how their services can make a difference for people with special needs. This service provider is Marien Elizabeth Photography. About Marien Elizabeth Photography Marien Elizabeth Photography is a portrait photography business for families with special needs in the San Antonio, Texas area. I have a…

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Special Strong is giving local businesses a platform to share how their services can make a difference for people with special needs. This service provider is Notre Dame School of Dallas. About Notre Dame School of Dallas Notre Dame School, recognizing that each person is created in the image of God, educates students with developmental…

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