Summertime is upon us, bringing with it poolside relaxation, beachy vacations, and trips to the ice cream parlor. While summer break is the perfect time to relax and recharge for a new academic year, these lazy months also offer some spare time to stay intellectually stimulated. Plus, being outside of the classroom offers new ways […]

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and on April 2, the global community celebrates the twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day. Per Autism Speaks, international monuments, buildings, and homes will be lit with the iconic light blue hue in recognition of those living with autism. Today’s movement alters the conversation from treating those with autism […]

We spend a third of our lives sleeping — or we should, if we get the recommended eight hours of rest a night. And while everyone enjoys the R&R of a good night’s sleep, we often have a hard time getting to sleep. This can be especially true of children with special needs. Without the […]

The holidays are here! A time for spending snowy days with family, preparing food for visiting relatives, and gift-giving. And while gift giving can have the best of intentions, it’s important to remember that for children with disabilities, not all presents affect them equally. Some can cause undue stress — something everyone’s holiday could do […]

There are countless books to consult when it comes to raising children. But — as parents of The Phoenix Center students know — raising children with unique needs can be a less-written about topic. Nothing prepares you for parenting like on-the-ground, real-life experience, but even so some informative literature can strengthen the mind and embolden […]

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