Meet Evan Ruggiero, a Drama Desk-nominated actor, singer, one-legged tap dancer, and motivational speaker based in New York City. We honored Evan with our Courageous Spirit Award at our gala last year where he performed live with Grammy winner Jason Mraz.
This Mother’s Day at home will be like no other we’ve had before, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as special! We just need to be a little more creative and come up with some playful ways to celebrate moms! Read this Letter to the Mom of a Child with a Disability from the Mighty.
We have all been spending a LOT of time in our homes lately. Let’s invite the kids to help tidy up and make it fun for them! Household chores can be started with very young children, including those with special needs. Helping around the house can be playful.
Being included is important to everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Inclusion Matters. That’s why we created Teens for Social Inclusion, a volunteer mentor program that teaches children how to be buddies with friends of different abilities.
Right now is a perfect time to teach your kids about gratitude and how to create thoughtful messages. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, Nurse Appreciation Week, and Mother’s Day! They will have fun making playful messages for our essential workers, too.
Looking to fulfill your child’s physical education requirements or seeking a playful workout that your kids can do at home? Our friends at Disney Family, The OT Toolbox, and Pink Oatmeal have put together some helpful videos, ideas, and downloadables to guide you and your family.
Are you feeling a lull in the COVID-19 learning at home? Play can help lift the learning and make it fun for everyone! Family members can support the learning virtually, while providing variety for parents and kids alike. Check out how play can help any learning slump.
The Force is strong today, as friends of all abilities and galaxies unite for #StarWarsDay! We are celebrating from home through exciting activities packed with your favorite characters and adventures from far, far away. #Maythe4th be with you!
Are your kids getting bored at home? Well, we have a special story to share that will entertain and inspire kids of all abilities to use their imagination! Some very talented artists have brought the book, “Four Bears In A Box” to life in this video.
Have you ever tried spinners on the playground and felt an immediate awareness of your whole body? Swinging, swaying, spinning, and climbing activate a part of your sensory system, too. These types of input support your child’s development.