Here are some things to keep in mind when communicating with an person who has autism spectrum disorder.
Sixteen simple and effective tips to support teens and adults who are hypersensitive to what they see, hear and smell.
AMD or age-related macular degeneration is one of the major eye problems associated with aging. This article discusses AMD including definition, causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatments.
It's hard to make the choice to put your child on daily medicines. In this article, I discuss the medications my autistic child has been prescribed.
If your friend or family member with high-functioning autism seldom calls you on the phone, it might leave you wondering why. Find out what one autistic woman has to say about why phone use isn't fun.
Children with cerebral palsy may need adaptive equipment to get through their day-to-day activities, both at school and at home. Written by a mom of a child with cerebral palsy.
What is a posterior vitreous detachment? What are floaters and flashes? This article explains what they are, how they form, and whether they are a threat to your vision.
Should deaf children learn sign language? An examination of conflicting opinions on this controversial subject.
Being different because of a physical limitation isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes it brings out courage we didn't know was there.
People who are blind or partially sighted face many barriers when seeking employment.
Age-related macular degeneration destroys vision and quality of life. This article explains the disease, causes, and treatments.
A common cause of hearing loss is damage to the hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear. Researchers hope to use stem cell therapy to produce new hair cells.
Hearing loss simulations are very useful for educating parents, teachers, and friends about what a hearing loss "sounds" like. This article also explains the different levels of hearing loss.
Your child wears hearing aids, or is going to get hearing aids soon. Which accessories will help keep those precious listening devices safe and comfortable for little ones?
Single-sided deafness, also known as unilateral hearing loss or being deaf in one ear, is often misunderstood or overlooked. Read more for advice and tips based on my experiences with this condition.
Do you have difficulty recognizing faces? These tips and techniques may help you learn to correctly identify people when you meet them again by using a variety of cues and memory-reinforcing methods.
An overview of the best home automation systems and solutions for the disabled, as well as for the elderly.
Drama therapy has a uniquely human approach to autism. It embraces the condition and helps open up the autistic person to the world of social play, interaction and the imagination.
A weighted lap pad may have a calming effect on those who are high energy, sensory-seeking individuals. It may also help improve attention and potentially decrease less desirable behaviors.
Here are some of the main issues that irritate and challenge people with mobility issues who use wheelchairs.
Does your child with autism cry inconsolably and you don't know how to help them? This article reviews commonly overlooked reasons for constant crying and offers suggestions to solve the problem.
This article discusses Virginia’s sponsored residential program for people with intellectual disabilities, and why it may be the best alternative to a group home placement.
How people with disabilities want to be depicted in the media.
You finally found the perfect teacher—and then it's time for a new one! You may worry about re-explaining things, how your child will get along with the new teacher, and most of all, rebuilding trust.
Narrow angle glaucoma attacks are very painful and usually strike without any warning. This article explores the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this condition.
This article explains what a cataract is, what the symptoms are, and a summary of my own experience with this condition.
The journey to identifying the characteristics of a child with autism is no longer mystical. Advancements in medicine have redefined and renamed Asperger's syndrome to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
A comprehensive guide to upcoming ASL and Deaf events in the San Francisco Bay Area.
There are many things you should never say to the parent of a child with autism. Here is that list and the reasons why.