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What is Stuttering 0

What is Stuttering?

Stuttering is a communication disorder involving disruptions, or “disfluencies,” in a person’s speech. People who stutter may experience: Repetitions (D-d-d-dog), Prolongations (Mmmmmmilk), or Blocks (an absence of sound). People also...

What is Dysgraphia? 0

What is Dysgraphia?

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5), dysgraphia is a “difficulty with spelling (e.g., may add, omit, or substitute vowels or consonants) and...

What is an Intellectual Disability 0

What is an Intellectual Disability?

What is an Intellectual Disability? Intellectual disability is a term used when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of him...

What is Spina Bifida 0

What is Spina Bifida?

What is Spina Bifida? Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect that is associated with life in the United States. It’s a type of neural tube defect...

What is Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) 0

What is Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS)?

What is Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS)? Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome is a rare and severe form of childhood-onset epilepsy that is characterized by frequent, uncontrolled seizures, moderate to severe cognitive impairment, and...

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What is Epilepsy?

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder, the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizures....

What is a TPSID? 0

What is a TPSID?

What is a TPSID? Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with intellectual Disability, or TPSID, are model demonstration projects funded by the US Department of education. Through a Request for...

What is Williams Syndrome 0

What is Williams Syndrome?

In an effort to raise awareness on the various disorders, Parenting Special Needs magazine will be spotlighting one disorder per issue.
In this issue we are spotlighting Williams Syndrome (WS)

ABLE Accounts: 10 Things You Should Know 0

ABLE Accounts: 10 Things You Should Know

10 Things You Should Know about ABLE Accounts What is an ABLE account? ABLE Accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, will be created...