Children of all abilities and needs should have room to play and explore their world. In fact, play is so important for a child’s development that the United Nations declared play is a human right for children. Making your home a place where a child with special needs can be active takes more than a look around. You’ll want to brainstorm ways the outside can be an inclusive sanctuary for children of all abilities, too.
Smart home technology has come a long way in the last few years. No longer just a novelty or relegated to home security systems, smart devices can help the elderly and those with disabilities live independently without having to pay a premium for products specific to their needs.
Whether you’re purchasing smart devices for yourself or for a family member, there are a few things you’ll want to consider.
Many people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) have an extraordinary ability to remember both factual information and past events. At a recent support group, ten adults with AS of all ages – myself among them – shared detailed experiences reaching back to our early childhoods, even our infancies. Now, on the face of it, there is nothing wrong with this. In fact, it’s quite remarkable. Neurotypicals envy this keen ability to recollect.