Why Community Inclusion Is Important


People with developmental disabilities need support from their families and the community. They are often stereotyped negatively and discriminated against. We should combat this stigma and realize the importance of community inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities. Below are some of the reasons why you should consider community inclusion services for your loved one: It…

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How to Handle a Adult with a Special Needs Meltdown

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Anxiety, difficulties in communication, sensation problems, and changes in routine are among the many factors that may trigger a meltdown or the intense response that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy and other special needs have when faced with overwhelming situations. To be clear, many special needs adults cannot control their meltdowns. Thus,…

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How Can Ideal Behaviors Be Developed?


We all want our loved ones with disabilities to live a life where they can be happy, productive, and most of all, safe. This is often achieved with good socialization, community based support, and other interventions. However, as we provide families with holistic services in New Jersey, we understand that some people with IDDs have behaviors that can…

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Learn the Advantages of Residential Services


Although adults with developmental disabilities are independent in different ways, many of them require a wide range of care and support throughout their daily lives. Hence, providers of developmental disability care offer residential services to provide the resources and amenities that cater to their unique needs. As a provider agency specializing in developmental disabilities in Essex, Somerest, Union…

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Art Therapy for Adults with Special Needs

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Adults with developmental disabilities may find it difficult to express how they feel when other people may misunderstand their behavior. This can be frustrating and upsetting. One effective way to release this stress is engaging in arts. Through art therapy, individuals can freely express their feelings, even with special needs, speech, language, or motor problems.…

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Fun Activities for Adults With Learning Disabilities


When we play, we discover nature and the world, and most importantly, it’s about having fun. If you’re a parent of a child with learning disabilities, here are some fun activities you can try out at home. Memory matching cardsMemory matching cards are suitable for all ages and are easy to play with. Whether at…

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