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Autism Awareness in OKC

Autism Awareness in OKC

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reports one in 68 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. April is Autism Awareness Month and the Oklahoma City metro boasts endless opportunities to help raise awareness and meet the needs of the growing number of children affected by autism.
2015 Non-Profit Summer Camps

2015 Non-Profit Summer Camps

Summer can be a tough time for working parents without the means to pay for camps and activities. Add to that children with disabilities or other special needs or circumstances that make extracurricular activities difficult and summer camp can seem almost impossible. But Oklahoma City has several non-profit camps with missions to reach these kids and give them unforgettable camp experiences. We've created a list of non-profit summer camps that are available for families with unique situations, often at little to no cost. Camp qualifications range from children with physical disabilities to children with a parent affected by cancer. We hope you'll find the perfect camp for your children.
Sports and Activities for Children with Special Needs

Sports and Activities for Children with Special Needs

The OKC metro offers many programs to help children and adults with special needs get into the game and participate in a wide variety of activities.
Meet Julia Pershica, Special Needs Cover Kids Search Winner

Meet Julia Pershica, Special Needs Cover Kids Search Winner

Cover Kid Julia Pershica was born with Moebius Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that is present at birth. Moebius Syndrome affects certain cranial nerves, leaving those with the condition unable to move their faces (they can’t smile, frown, suck, grimace or blink their eyes) and often unable to move their eyes laterally.
Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder

It cannot be escaped; every day, every hour and every minute we are responding to stimulus. Our surroundings give us no choice. But for those with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), this constant state of response can be overwhelming.
Opening Doors to New Experiences: Art & Music Therapy

Opening Doors to New Experiences: Art & Music Therapy

A look at the benefits of art therapy and music therapy for children with special needs, including local resources available to interested families.

Help for Kids with Delayed Speech

Help and local resources suggested for parents of a three year old who has limited speech development.

Cheering for Special Needs Kids

Programs that help special needs kids learn to dance, cheer and play sports abound in the metro and each has helped kids progress in their development.

All About Sensory Processing Disorders

A sensory processing disorder (SPD) inhibits a child from reacting to ordinary sensations and experiences in an expected way due to his abnormally functioning central nervous system. Difficulty in processing may be mild to severe.
Autism Spectrum Disorder from a personal perspective

Autism Spectrum Disorder from a personal perspective

Children are being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders at an ever-increasing rate. Learn about one Oklahoma City family's journey in dealing with two kids with ASD.
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