Jessica Lopez

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Why I Work With Special Needs Children: A Professional's Perspective

I have been working with children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities for over 20 years now. Officially, I am a healthcare …

Families of children with special needs send out an SOS, By Lina Giannarou | Kathimerini

“Speech therapist with extensive experience takes on people with speech impediments, autism; 15 euros per class.” “Specialist tutor with experience …

For Kids With Special Needs, More Places To Play

Remember running around the playground when you were a kid? Maybe hanging from the monkey bars or seeing who could swing the highest?<p>It wasn't just a mindless energy burn. Many have called play the work of childhood. Play teaches children how to make friends, make rules and navigate …

The biggest problem for parents of a child with special needs? Other people

Joanna Moorhead meets mothers who have inspired a new Mumsnet campaign to change people's attitudes towards children with disabilities<p>Jane McCready is used to her 10-year-old son being gawped at "as if he were a circus freak" but she will never be reconciled to it. "Children are one thing, they …

A sign for change: learning how to talk to a deaf child

When the Freemans were told their daughter was deaf, learning how to communicate as a family took on a whole new meaning<p>"When you're trying to explain a new thing, you take note of it more closely, because signing requires you to describe the details," says Esther Freeman, mum of four-year-old …

How stories and reading can help teach children about disability

As National Storytelling Week begins, Emma Sterland looks at positive models of disability in children's stories<p>Stories play a huge part in a child's development. Reading to children stimulates their imagination and expands their horizons. But, books also teach children about the world around them. …

Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDC

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>This newest estimate is based on the CDC's evaluation of health and educational records of all …

Families Sue Disney Over Disability Access Service

CC BY by ross_hawkes<p>On April 3, mothers of sixteen children and young adults with developmental disabilities filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney …

Autism

Parents claim TriBeCa preschool rescinded admission after son's autism diagnosis

The furious parents of a Manhattan toddler say a posh TriBeCa school rescinded preschool admission to their son after he was diagnosed with …

Autism

How to teach kids about people with disabilities

Many parents struggle with how to talk to their kids about disabilities, according to Michelle Sie Whitten, executive director of the Global Down …

Disabled Children Get Custom Cars With A Purpose

The technology that’s helping 5-year-old Xander Brewer-Ley keep up with his friends got its start in a deceptively simple place: a toy store.<p>Frustrated by inaccessible and expensive wheelchairs, Cole Galloway, a professor in the physical therapy department at the University of Delaware, went to a …

Disabled Children

Autistic children being 'robbed of an education because schools don't know how to support them'

While most children went back to school this week after the half-term holiday, Josh Moore wasn’t among them.<p>Four years ago, he was a happy …

Autism

Disabled children 'more likely to be bullied'

<b>Primary school pupils in England with special educational needs are twice as likely as other children to endure persistent bullying, research suggests.</b><p>The study found 12% of seven-year-olds with special needs felt bullied all the time, compared with 6% of non-disabled peers.<p>It says these children …

Disabled Children

Modified toys help developmentally disabled children

SPRING CREEK — Cruising around on his battery-powered toy car, P.J. Hinton, 2, was all smiles.<p>Heather Hinton, P.J.’s mother, said her son was born …

Disabled Children

| Convention on the Rights of the Child | UNICEF

Activating a promise<p>Nearly 25 years ago, the world made a promise to children: that we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their …

Children's Rights

Expectations vs. Reality: Sex on the Beach

In which two people combine to form a superhuman Sand Crotch.<p><b>1. Expectation:</b> You make a seXXXy plan together like the Bonnie and Clyde of beach banging. <b>Reality:</b> One of you really wants to do it and has to convince the other one to do it and the person who wants to do it less is cranky on the way …

How Men Really Know They're in Love

I know when I'm in love because he's so cute, I feel like I'll throw up. But how do guys know when, how, and whether they even should say those three little words? Three guys in long-term relationships speak.<p><b>How long have you been with your girlfriend?</b> <b>Man A:</b> A little over a year and a half. <b>Man B:</b> …

16 Things Only People in Casual Relationships Understand

So ... do we kiss good-bye in the morning, or what?<p><b>1. One person starting to like the other person more but feeling as if they need to stifle it.</b> And then the person who likes the other person more has that two-month period where they try to insist to everyone — including themselves — that this is …

Dating and Relationship Advice - How to Make a Relationship Work

What you MUST be doing to make sure you guys go the distance.<p>Based on science, at least.<p>I never physically cheated, but simply seeking comfort in other men was enough to ruin everything.<p>No more Tinder dates to run screaming from? Hello, Best Life Ever.<p>Yeah, there are probably more than 14...<p>We're …

14 Things Men Will Always Get Defensive About

Why is he wearing cargo shorts and a t-shirt with holes in it? Because it's Sunday. Leave him alone.<p><b>1. The fact that Michael Jordan is unequivocally a better player about LeBron James.</b> Guys will argue over the finesse and validity of championships each player has accrued like their negotiating …

Mini Funnel Cakes Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>This mini funnel cakes recipe is as easy as making pancake mix batter but a whole lot funner to eat. Without further fuss or ado,</i> …

Dessert

Nectarine and Fig Summer Salad with Crispy Pancetta

Nectarine and Fig Summer Salad with Crispy Pancetta.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 21, 2014 86<p>This salad is blowing up my entire summer.<p>It has EVERYTHING.<p>It has …

Flank Steak Tacos

Intro<p>I’m not one to repeat recipes but when I do I take notes and then come right here to tell you about it. Because a recipe repeated is a special …

BBQ

Homemade Orange Chicken Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 794

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

This is somewhere between a soup and an appetizer. I love to make this for summer parties because it's so refreshing.<p>1 quart 100% tomato juice<br>• 1/4 cup …

Panzanella

I made Panzanella this week for a segment on a future Food Network episode, and I was reminded once again just how much I love and adore it. In a …

Stir-Fried Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

This easy stir-fry of pork with vegetables and sweet-and-sour sauce uses a great, hassle-free water-velveting technique for tender, silky strips of meat.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Marinating the pork strips in a mixture of cornstarch, egg white, wine, and seasonings—a process known as …

Salads For the Reluctant Salad Eater

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Salads, for even the most reluctant of you.</i><p>In the …

The Canal House's Chicken alla Diavola

<i>All week long, Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton of The Canal House will be sharing their recipes from last year's Canal House Cooking, Volume 8: Pronto!</i> <i>And we're giving away a copy every day this week.</i> <i>Open up a bottle of Sangiovese and follow along to bring a little Italy into your</i> …