When the cold temperatures hit, it’s easy to take cover indoors and forget how important physical activity is for all of us, especially our children.  Although it certainly can be more challenging to fit into busy schedules, exercise can make a big difference in your child’s ability to self-regulate. According to The National Center on […]

Keeping Children with Special Needs Active During Winter Months
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While the spirit of giving is old as time itself, Giving Tuesday is a relatively new concept. Celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this global day of giving back started in 2012, which means this year marks its tenth anniversary. For many not-for-profits and altruistically minded organizations, Giving Tuesday plays a major role in their ability […]

Giving Tuesday Directly Funds our One-of-a-Kind Programs

A Focus on Amy Bolliger, M.S. CCC-SLP, Unit Supervisor/Speech Therapist Autumn always has a refreshing energy to it: the summer heat fades, the leaves change, and the students return back to school. The Phoenix Center has set itself apart by wielding technology to give students interactive experiences by “visiting” far away places otherwise inaccessible due […]

Giving Students Interactive Experiences Far Beyond the Virtual Classroom A Focus on Amy Bolliger, M.S. CCC-SLP Unit Supervisor/Speech Therapist

Jim Russomano, owner/dealer principal at Nutley Auto Kia and board president at The Phoenix Center, shares his perspective as an employer of people with disabilities — in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Jim declares in his op-ed, “it’s a time to recognize the value of an inclusive workforce…in particular the benefits to both […]

Halloween is a holiday all children should enjoy. The sights (witchy decorations), the smells (chocolatey candy), and the sounds (howling wind) make the day a feast for the senses, which can also mean Halloween can be more difficult for children with sensory challenges. Nonetheless, there are plenty of fun ideas for children with special needs […]