On December 1, 2012, Chatty Child joined The Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Council as they presented The Family & Professional Resource Fair for parents, family members, people with developmental disabilities, and professionals at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.[more]
There is certainly no shortage of wonderful playgrounds and parks in New York City. And as a mom of three (soon to be four), I've explored quite a few of them in my time—some with a fine-tooth comb. But when you add a child with special needs into the mix, the selection of truly great playgrounds suddenly seems much smaller.
Opinion Article By Moises Velasquez-Manoff. Introduction from article: In recent years, scientists have made extraordinary advances in understanding the causes of autism, now estimated to afflict 1 in 88 children. But remarkably little of this understanding has percolated into popular awareness, which often remains fixated on vaccines. So here’s the short of it: At least a subset of autism — perhaps one-third, and very likely more — looks like a type of inflammatory disease. And it begins in the womb.
I have a sensory seeker, which means I have a kid who loves to move and groove. She loves to jump, swing, run, body check me, be squeezed–anything that provides input to her body, she craves. When she was a toddler, she would run around the house clutching an object in each hand and hum a very low guttural hum. It took me quite some time to realize that she did that because the vibration she could feel in her chest from that particular tone felt good to her.
On August 11, 2012, Chatty Child joined The Tommy Foundation NYC Chapter at it's "Spa Day for Autism" kick-off event. The event was free for individuals with autism and their families and featured yoga, massages, makeovers, manicures, networking, food and refreshments.[more]
Heather Boerner was interviewed in this special publication in the Spring Issue of Multiplicity Magazine. Heather gives her expertise on how to feed a special need child properly, and some additional useful information for special needs children.