Parenting Kids with Disabilities Support from Peer Experts

Check out our latest articles with support and life hacks for parenting children with disabilities from peer experts. Here at The Ability Toolbox, you can learn from adults like your kids and parents like you who understand what you’re going through. 

The Ultimate Sensory Bottles Guide for Kids & Adults

Sensory bottles are a fun and interactive way for children and adults alike to explore, learn, and self-regulate emotions. As an adult on the autism spectrum, ...

Ultimate Sensory Bags Guide for Babies, Toddlers, & Kids

If you're looking for a fun, mess-free way to help your child develop cognitive and motor skills, sensory bags offer endless possibilities for exploration and ...

The Ultimate Sensory Bin Ideas Guide for Kids of All Ages

These sensory bin ideas provide endless hours of fun, creativity, and learning for children of all ages. Ready to dive into the world of sensory play and ...

Overcoming Challenges Faced by SPED Students

Students receiving special education services (SPED students) face unique challenges compared to their mainstream peers. SPED students may have learning ...

When Love Hurts: How Adults Can Help Prevent Toxic Teen Relationships

If you're the parent of a teenager or work with young people, these tips can help you prevent toxic teen relationships and intervene if you spot signs of ...

10 Sensory-Boosting Therapeutic Gifts for Kids with Autism

These sensory-friendly gifts for kids with autism are useful, therapeutic, and fun! Gift-giving is a thoughtful way to show someone that you care, and this is ...

The Double Empathy Challenge: Understanding Motherhood from the Perspective of Autistic Moms

Many people have a basic understanding of what it's like to be a mom. They can imagine the joys and challenges, how it feels to hold your new baby, how ...

How It Feels to Be a Birth Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is always sad for me. I have bipolar and PTSD, so in 2005, I asked my psychiatric nurse, my therapist, and my OB-GYN if it was OK for me to have a ...

Accepting My Neurodiversity Has Helped Me Better Understand My Autistic Teen

As a parent on the spectrum with ADHD, the challenges of parenting my autistic 14-year-old daughter have been some of the hardest yet most rewarding of my ...

How to Keep Your Child Organized at School

As a parent, you want your child to do well in school, and staying organized is a key factor in having a successful school career at all ages. It can be ...

10 Things I Want Parents to Understand About Their Autistic Child

In the autumn of 2022, with the help of a friend, I produced a guide (in the form of a PowerPoint hand-out) called "A Guide to My Autistic Self." This was ...

How Early Intervention Can Help Children with Disabilities 

Early intervention is vital to preventing and addressing disabilities and developmental delays in kids. By intervening early on, you can keep children on track ...

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