American College - Center for Special Needs

SCHOOLS, CAMPS & RESIDENCES

Creating A Special Space… in the Kitchen!

Creating A Special Space… in the Kitchen!

When Dr. Greg Chang, the Founder of SuperChefs (www.superchefs.org) was a child, he remembered how his mother... Read More

The Double G Camp: From Your Home to Another

The Double G Camp: From Your Home to Another

“The Double G Camp was named after the family members who owned the camp grounds and generously provided... Read More

Answering Back-to-School & COVID-19 Concerns

Answering Back-to-School & COVID-19 Concerns

Some school districts are seeking to reopen, others are using a combination of in-person and remote learning f... Read More

Five Special Needs Planning Items to Review During the COVID-19 Health Emergency

Five Special Needs Planning Items to Review During the COVID-19 Health Emergency

Health Insurance If your child has private insurance AND Medicaid, remember to provide the insurance informat... Read More

Building Bridges Between Special Education & General Education Through an Understanding of Specialized Visual Supports

Building Bridges Between Special Education & General Education Through an Understanding of Specialized Visual Supports

As the winds of change affect the processes and strategies of education, the purpose in educating young minds... Read More

How Special Needs Camping Has Impacted the Camp Experience

How Special Needs Camping Has Impacted the Camp Experience

"Camping is an activity that has been embraced by humanity because it's fun and it brings people, especially f... Read More

It’s All About the Fun!

It’s All About the Fun!

FACES Camp is the brainchild of camp director, Ashley Rhodes, and sponsored by FACES: The National Craniofacia... Read More

The Smallest Muscles Make the Biggest Difference in Behavior and Communication

The Smallest Muscles Make the Biggest Difference in Behavior and Communication

Often, therapy for children with special needs involves strengthening muscles.... Read More

Keeping Adults with Special Needs Active within a Residential Setting

Keeping Adults with Special Needs Active within a Residential Setting

Adults with disabilities, who are able to, should get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 75... Read More

Getting Your Child Un-Stuck from Anxiety and Inaction

Getting Your Child Un-Stuck from Anxiety and Inaction

“Sadly, my daughter wasn’t properly diagnosed until she had a breakdown her first year of college... Read More

Life Skills From A Mobile Coffee Cart

Life Skills From A Mobile Coffee Cart

Oftentimes, as adults with special needs age out of the school system, they lose much of the independence they... Read More

The Dignity of Risk: Going to College

The Dignity of Risk: Going to College

Many parents are not educated on the concept of dignity of risk when we are told our child has an intellectual... Read More

Transitioning into Summer: Finding Camps for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

Transitioning into Summer: Finding Camps for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

For many families, it can take months of planning to ensure as many needs as possible are met. To further comp... Read More

Turning Camp Staff & Volunteers into Caring Leaders

Turning Camp Staff & Volunteers into Caring Leaders

Cultivating a love of service and selflessness opens the window to a world that I want to live in, and one tha... Read More

Looking at School Placements from Both Sides of the Table

Looking at School Placements from Both Sides of the Table

A good way for parents to engage as an equal member of their child’s study team and ensure they can make... Read More

Endrew F. Supreme Court Case: Strengthening the Voices of Families at IEP Meetings

Endrew F. Supreme Court Case: Strengthening the Voices of Families at IEP Meetings

Many parents have had an experience similar to the one faced by Endrew F.’s parents, in which their chil... Read More