How do I know if my child is developing normally?

posted Feb 27, 2014, 11:42 AM by Adam Hoppel   [ updated Feb 27, 2014, 11:49 AM ]

Developmental Milestones
Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

Click on the age of your child to see the milestones:

“Learn the signs. Act early.” materials are not a substitute for standardized, validateddevelopmental screening tools Adobe PDF fileExternal Web Site Icon.

See more: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Living with Autism: Siblings Perspective

posted Feb 24, 2014, 7:03 AM by Adam Hoppel

There is little doubt that those of us raised with siblings have been influenced by that relationship.
 Living with a brother or sister on the autism spectrum (ASD) adds more significant and unique experiences to that relationship. Throughout numerous accounts of parents and siblings of children with disabilities, it becomes very clear; when a child in the family has a disability, it affects the whole family. Also clear is that each family member 
can be both strengthened and stressed from this situation. The degree of these conflicting effects seem to vary from family to family and person to person. Some factors, however, can help strengthen families 
and minimize the stressors. This article is meant to arm you with important information and practical suggestions for helping and 
supporting siblings. Read full article at: Sibling Perspectives:

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