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“A Quiet Space” Mediation Services for Educators, Students, Parents for Children of Special Needs Coming Soon

Mindfulness Facilitator Toni Coral, 49, is a former high school English teacher who wants to help educators and students get away from all the noise of poor decisions made by policy makers’ in the education sector and to provide assistance to attendees to find a balance between home and professional life through, “A Quiet Place: Mediation Facilitation.” Coral, 49, left… 

5 Ways to Help Children With Sensory Challenges Participate in Halloween Festivities

Overwhelming sights, smells, and textures do not have to sideline children While many children enjoy Halloween traditions of tick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and interaction with costume-clad “ghouls and goblins,” children affected by a sensory processing disorder may interpret and react differently to these holiday activities. “Children with sensory processing challenges may become overwhelmed with the wide array of sounds, sights and… 

How Children with Disabilities can Benefit From Yoga

Yoga benefits everyone. Centuries ago, men in India were only doing yoga. It has slowly become available to everyone and once it hit developing countries in Europe and North America, it became everyone’s way of finding peace and maintaining health. Even more recently, children have started to become involved in yoga. It can calm the mind and teach kids to… 

Play Place for Children with Autism

Last week we visited a wonderful new facility in Sterling Heights aimed at supporting children with Autism, Play-Place for Autistic Children.  We received free admission to the facility so we could share our experience with you.   Play-Place for Autistic Children is located at 41105 Technology Drive, north of 18 Mile and east of Mound, in Sterling Heights.   The… 

Sesame Place® Becomes the First Theme Park in the World to be Designated as a Certified Autism Center

Certification readied for April’s Autism Awareness month and start of new season  Sesame Place®, the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street®, in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), today announced the completion of a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training at the theme park.  The completion designates Sesame…