The Difflearn blog collaborates with trusted professionals and parents to share experiences, concerns, new and exciting products and events and best of all, our collective treasure of information. DRFL earning carries over 500 products carefully selected to support the Autism Community. Everything from basic flashcards, books and timers to advanced social skills tools to support children with autism at every step of their program.
YAI is a network of agencies offering people with developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services across the lifespan. YAI’s workforce of over 5,000 employees, provide information and referral services, early childhood and school age programs, family support services, primary and specialty healthcare, mental health and rehabilitation services, day services, employment training and placement, and residential opportunities.
RCSN is New York City’s only independent nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all disabilities, across all boroughs, to understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
NAN is the largest online resource for the autism community providing a social network, nationwide provider directory, events calendar, discussion forums, autism news, expert written content and thousands of resources.
The goal of Special Needs Family Planning is to help make a positive difference in the life of a person with a disability, their parents/caregivers, and other family members. Individuals and families come to Stuart Flaum, Managing Director, to develop not just a financial plan but a life care plan. Stuart assists families with developing valuable financial strategies that first identify financial goals and concerns, then offer solutions to reach those goals. Stuart develops a visual flow chart with written explanations on which government programs and social services may be appropriate, establishing timelines, and eligibility requirements for the many, varied government and social service programs. Self-Direction and Financial Planning are life care strategies that are changing how parents and individuals with developmental disabilities reach for successful outcomes. As a parent of an adult son with developmental disabilities, and passionate advocate, Stuart Flaum has walked the walk and understands the issues families face.
Taking a family vacation can be extremely beneficial. It provides a change of scenery, time to bond as a family, and new experiences that broaden horizons and build character. But for families with children on the autism spectrum, the idea of a family vacation can be one of overwhelming stress. For kids on the autism spectrum, many go-to destinations are just too loud, too crowded, too different from their normal routine. It was for just these families that we went on the search for the very best autism-friendly vacation ideas.