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Youngsters with autism spectrum disorders, or ASDs, possess a number of characteristics that make them more susceptible to danger. more

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Have you ever wondered how your child with autism might fare during a conversation with a deputy, firefighter, or medic if you weren’t there to facilitate? more

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Anna Snyder helps parents learn tools to navigate air travel with children on the autism spectrum or with other sensory disorders through personal stories and expert advice. more

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The organization Autism on the Seas helps make travel and vacations possible for families with special needs. more

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Many parents of special needs children appear to parent with grace, balance, and energy. In addition they also seem remarkably stress-free and organized. How, in the face of all of these challenges and more, do they keep it together? more

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ASD is “characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors,” states Autism Speaks. It includes autistic disorder, but also other subtypes like Asperger Syndrome. more

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Julian Roel Gonzalez is three years old. He is nonverbal autistic child and attends the Exceptional Student Education pre-kindergarten program at Vineyards Elementary School. He loves the water and swinging on swings in the park. He loves to cuddle. more

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Many parents don’t feel comfortable with getting a diagnosis. But the most important thing is to define your child’s weaknesses and strengths and get him the help he needs. The diagnosis is just a label; it really doesn’t change who your child is. more

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Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S. It is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. These statistics are alarming to parents. more

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PAWS for Love Assistance Dogs is sponsored by The Humane Society of Naples and supported by private donations. PAWS for Love partners assistance dogs with qualified clients at no charge. more

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Meet three local families who have experienced both the joy and the heartbreak of raising special needs children. more

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