Miracle League of Westchester

The Miracle League of Westchester is a non-profit organization created to give Westchester children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball a team member in an organized league. The Miracle League of Westchester’s mission is to establish and sustains baseball programs for people of all ages with disabilities. Our objective is to provide…

Facts about Down Syndrome

What is Down Syndrome? Down syndrome is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome. Chromosomes are small “packages” of genes in the body. They determine how a baby’s body forms during pregnancy and how the baby’s body functions as it grows in the womb and after birth. Typically, a baby is born…

Bullying and Autism

A study published in Autism Research found that adolescents on the autism spectrum who were bulled were twice as likely as peers to develop suicidal tendencies over time. Researchers followed 680 adolescents ages 13 to 18 who are on the autism spectrum receiving mental health services in south London. Teens who were referred for pre-existing suicidal thoughts and behaviors…

STAYING FIT AT HOME

Sports Lesson from Kiera Kiera is an unstoppable Special Olympics athlete, World Games medalist, and athlete leader from northwest England. Yet COVID-19 did stop her trainings and competitions, plus kept her away from her friends and fellow athletes. Isolation can be tough, but Kiera knew it wasn’t just tough on her. She encourages her athlete…

Autism Fundamentals

As a parent of an autistic child, I believe it is important to constantly learn about autism and to teach others. There are many parents who have difficult children, but they do not recognize the symptoms because they are not properly informed. In fact, some people even will go so far as to say ASD…

What Is Autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today. Read More… Powered byWooCommerce Help

Activity for Children with Special Needs

Exercise programs and physical fitness centers need to accommodate children with special needs. Unfortunately, there are very few doing so. This is a problem because, over the last 10 years, the population of children with special needs has increased over 165%. According to Autism Speaks, the diagnosis of autism affects 1 in 45 children. As…

CBD for Autism

CBD for Autism Having a special needs child presents many challenges, as our CEO, Charles DeFrancesco, knows firsthand. Charlie has spent years going to the best alternative practitioners and using supplements, diet, OT, PT and physical fitness to help with language, sensory issues and behavior. Up until he was five years old, Charlie’s son, Antonio,…


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