Family Services also provides individual and group counseling to students.
May Institute is a nonprofit organization that is a national leader in the field of applied behavior analysis, serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs.
Wanting to run free, play in the dirt, climb trees, and get messy, I didn’t care what I looked like or how straight my hair was.
When they see their siblings or typically developing peers beginning to date, they may express an interest in dating too, if they have the necessary communication skills.
Have the conversation Start early – before puberty – to talk to young people with special needs about their bodies and how they are or will be changing.
Use words they will understand and teach them the proper terminology for body parts.
And talk to her about the qualities she should look for in a partner – someone who is kind to her, respects her, makes her feel good about herself, and doesn’t take advantage of her. Suggest that she look for someone who shares her interests, is functioning on a similar intellectual level, and is close to her own age (not a lot younger or older).
Plan a date Brainstorm with your child appropriate “date activities” such as doing homework together, going for a walk, playing a game, attending a sporting or musical event, or watching television.