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FREE Special Needs Resource Expo in Gastonia

April 17, 2019

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 child.  Milestone Therapy will be there so come out and see us!

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Upcoming Vendor Fair for Parents of Children with Disabilities

March 30, 2018

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, April 17th from 5:30-7:00 pm Where: 706 S. Chestnut Street, Gastonia, NC 28054  

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

March 22, 2018

  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, physical and speech therapy services. If you answer “Yes” to all four questions your child could qualify:  Is the child 16 years or younger, living... Read More

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ACEing Autism at Charlotte Latin School

January 3, 2018

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 teams, and following instructions.    All equipment and racquets are provided. For additional information and registration, please go to:  http://aceingautism.org/locations/charlotte-nc/    

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Enjoying Halloween with Sensory Challenges

October 19, 2017

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 can help them enjoy an activity and manage their challenges. But how do you adapt the environment and activities so children can live life to its... Read More

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Summer Camps for Children with Special Needs

April 27, 2017

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 swimming once a week.  The camps are located at Tom Sykes Recreation Center in Dilworth, and are open from 7:30am-5:30pm.  Campers do not have to... Read More

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Strategies to Improve Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

April 24, 2017

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 can be stressful for children and their families. The suggestions in this booklet are based on both research and clinical experience of sleep experts. These... Read More

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Does More Screen Time = More Scream Time?

March 21, 2017

A look at the impact that screen time through the use of phones, tablets and TV’s is having on our children’s development and ideas for how to effectively use these electronic devices to encourage development.   Today, pretty much everyone we know has a smart phone, some type of tablet, and multiple televisions; rarely do we see people interacting amongst each other without some sort of device appearing to be glued to their hand. This trend has also at some... Read More

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Matthew’s Helping Hands Upcoming Super Bowl Party

January 20, 2017

  It’s one of the best weekends of the year. Come kickoff Super Bowl weekend with Matthew’s Helping Hands and enjoy some cool games and activities in a sensory-friendly environment. The event will be held at Marvin Ridge Middle School on February 4th from 10:00am-12:00pm. RSVP at http://www.matthewshelpinghandsnc.org/ Matthew’s Helping Hands was created to offer children with autism and related special needs a fun and safe environment where individual uniqueness is celebrated.  They offer social and recreational activities while providing support... Read More

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Matthew’s Helping Hands Upcoming Luau Party

January 20, 2017

    It’s still winter, but who says we can’t bring some island fun to Charlotte? Grab your Hawaiian shirt and join us for a special, sensory-friendly luau party on Saturday, January 28th from 10:00am-12:00pm at Marvin Ridge Middle School.  There will be fun activities, great food, and of course, the ever-popular sensory corner. See you there! RSVP at http://www.matthewshelpinghandsnc.org/ Matthew’s Helping Hands was created to offer children with autism and related special needs a fun and safe environment where individual uniqueness... Read More

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