American College - Center for Special Needs

ACCESSIBLE HOMES

50 for 50: Congratulations and Thank You, EP Magazine Advocate Heroes! Part II

50 for 50: Congratulations and Thank You, EP Magazine Advocate Heroes! Part II

EP Magazine, formerly called Exceptional Parent, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of providing an award-win... Read More

Navigate Your Home Safely and Easily with These Simple Modifications

Navigate Your Home Safely and Easily with These Simple Modifications

After spending more than a dozen years in the home care arena providing occupational therapy services, my frus... Read More

A Look at Community-Based Housing for Adults with Disabilities

A Look at Community-Based Housing for Adults with Disabilities

Parents have a lot to think about as their children grow up. There are the typical parental concerns such as h... Read More

How Do We Sleep?

How Do We Sleep?

In the first article in this sleep series, we learned about different theories to explain why we sleep. Most n... Read More

Universal Design: Tips for Aging in Place in Your Own Home

Universal Design: Tips for Aging in Place in Your Own Home

Plan now for your future by incorporating Universal Design and Aging-In-Place ideas into your home  ... Read More

Transformer Homes: Fun and Function

Transformer Homes: Fun and Function

In the new norm, an accessible home also breaks distance, cultural, attitudinal, informational, and spiritual... Read More

COVID-19 & Adults with Intellectual Disability, Autism, Epilepsy,or Brain Injuries

COVID-19 & Adults with Intellectual Disability, Autism, Epilepsy,or Brain Injuries

People with disabilities, including persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), experience... Read More

Travel Twists

Travel Twists

If you’re a person with special needs like I am and would like to chase your dream, I urge you to challe... Read More

The Efficient Homemaker with Vision Loss

The Efficient Homemaker with Vision Loss

Contrary to popular misperceptions, people with special needs can be efficient homemakers if they set up their... Read More

Home Modifications: Thinking Outside the Box

Home Modifications: Thinking Outside the Box

Children and people with disabilities may need modifications to their family home. Beyond the usual ramps and... Read More

Vanquishing the Vexation of Housing for Loved Ones with Psychiatric Disabilities

Vanquishing the Vexation of Housing for Loved Ones with Psychiatric Disabilities

A great vexation of families navigating mental illness is housing. Once a loved one’s psychiatric situat... Read More

Creating Accessible Home Bathroom for Children

Creating Accessible Home Bathroom for Children

The conversion of a home bathroom to an accessible bathroom can be a huge challenge for a family, both logisti... Read More

Pet Space Design + Animal Therapy = A Happy Youngster And A Cool Pet Pad

Pet Space Design + Animal Therapy = A Happy Youngster And A Cool Pet Pad

We explore how to size and design a dog den (doghouse) or pet space, as well as spaces that will encourage you... Read More