Category: Special Needs

Different is beautiful

Step in the Right Direction

April 6th, 2020

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from a Fitness for Health student, Brian.  His wise words not only celebrate National Autism Awareness Month, but are very pertinent as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “Be kinder to one another.” ______________________________________________________________ Like many of my peers, I’ve been looked with averted eyes and subject

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The Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity for Caregivers and the Individuals Receiving Care

February 27th, 2020

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Deborah Jaffe. While working with special needs children for many years, in both public and private schools, she became inspired by their strength and determination in facing their challenges. Out of that inspiration, she created a Facebook support group dedicated to special needs children

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Anxiety

Suffering in Silence with Anxiety

February 6th, 2020

Today, I am proud to showcase a guest article from a community partner of Fitness for Health. Dr. Carey Heller, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and founding partner at The Heller Psychology Group, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD/executive function issues and co-occurring disorders including anxiety. Thank you,

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Choosing a Summer Program for Your Child with Special Needs

February 3rd, 2020

It is never too early to begin researching summer programs for your child with special needs. Since all children are different, summer program experiences can vary.  And, choosing a summer  program for your child with special needs can seem overwhelming. Summer program options are as plentiful and unique as your child’s interests and abilities.  So,

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Mental Health and Exercise

Take Charge of Your Mental Health By Getting In Better Shape

January 30th, 2020

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Marie Miguel, a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas

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Inclusion

Inclusion at Its Best

January 23rd, 2020

"When I was born with autism, my parents nor my peers have known what challenges I would face in life. "

Woman Pinching Her Belly Fat

Belly Fat Can Lead to Brain Shrinkage

January 13th, 2020

Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage.

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Thirteen New Year’s Resolutions Every Special Needs Parent Should Make

December 31st, 2019

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article that was originally published in 2016. Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Don’t fret. You have 363 days left to accomplish your goals. If you are the parent of a child with special needs, try these great family-oriented resolutions to make your life

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The Importance of Family

December 23rd, 2019

Now that the Holidays are upon us, everywhere you go, you see happy families spending time together.  So, in honor of Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas and their celebration of family togetherness, the focus of my blog today is the importance of family. Family is the most important aspect of society.  Family is not only the

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Holiday Stress Busters for Parents of Children with Autism and Special Needs

December 17th, 2019