Kids with PossAbilities Offers Financial Support to Children with Developmental Delays

Kids with PossAbilites is a non-profit managed by Novant Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation that provides funding for therapy, assistive technology and educational scholarships to children with developmental delays in the Greater Charlotte Area. Families may be granted up to $1,000 annually.  To receive assistance, you must provide an IFSP, IEP or documented developmental delay (from an […]

Bee Mighty Offers Financial Support for NICU Graduates

Bee Mighty is a non-profit that is managed by Novant Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation.  Their mission is to provide funding for medical therapy and equipment to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates so that families can focus on the development of their child without the added financial stress. In 2019, the program offered up to $1,000 […]

FREE Special Needs Resource Expo in Gastonia

Dreamweavers Unlimited is hosting their 3rd annual Special Needs Expo on Thursday, April 25th. This FREE event is especially beneficial for families with children with autism, learning delays, ADHD, developmental delays, behavioral challenges, anxiety and more. It’s an opportunity to come out and meet with local professionals and explore all the available resources for your […]

Upcoming Vendor Fair for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Dreamweavers is hosting a provider fair for parents of children with disabilities on Tuesday, April 17th from 5:30-7:00 pm. Milestone Therapy, Aces for Autism, Autism Society of NC, Gaston County Schools, NCATP and many other wonderful organizations will be there to discuss what services are available for children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. When: Tuesday, […]

Medical Grant Offers up to $5,000/yr Towards Medical Expenses Including OT and PT Services.

  Did you know your child could qualify for a medical grant through the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation?  Families with children ages 16 and under can receive up to $5,000 annually ($10,000 lifetime maximum) and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.  This medical grant can be used towards your child’s occupational, […]

ACEing Autism at Charlotte Latin School

Milestone Therapy recently heard about this wonderful program for autistic children that is being offered here in Charlotte and we wanted to pass along the information.  ACEing Autism is a program designed to work on different fundamentals of tennis while giving the participants the opportunity to increase their social skills through taking turns, working in […]

Enjoying Halloween with Sensory Challenges

  BETWEEN 5% AND 15% OF CHILDREN in the general population demonstrate difficulties with sensory processing—the interpretation of and response to sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and perception of movement and position. If you are the parent, relative, educator, or friend of one of these children, you know that modifying the activities and the environment […]

Summer Camps for Children with Special Needs

Fantastic Fives (age 5) and Imagination Station (ages 2-4) are two Therapeutic Recreational Summer Camps available to children with special needs. Their camp is very structured, and run like a typical camp full of fun activities.  They have arts and crafts, sensory activities, music, pet therapy, dance, outdoor play, a field trip once a week, and […]

Strategies to Improve Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Parent’s Guide to Improving Sleep in Children with Autism Produced by the Autism Speaks Treatment Network/Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health communications department. This informational booklet is designed to provide parents with strategies to improve sleep in their child affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Many children with ASD have difficulty with sleep. This […]