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Children with special needs like autism often love to read and to be read to, but knowing the best way to get started can be intimidating. Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, senior librarian at the Salt Lake County Kearns Library, runs a sensory storytime for young children with special needs. These are her tips and ideas for parents who want to read at home with their children who have special needs.

One of the greatest long-term needs the families of persons with a disability is for respite care services.

2014 Family and Individual Mini-Grant (State of PA only) Now Available - please note that the application deadline is 3/31/2014

Tons of Storytime topic ideas at http://www.thebestkidsbooksite.com/storytimes.htm , including pinterest pages to over 400 themed storytimes. great resource!

Pete the Cat. I read this book to several pre-k classes last week and they all loved it! We were laughing and singing the song in the book together. So much fun!! I especially love the moral of the story-it makes me laugh every time I read it.

Music & Development: Musical ways to engage developmentally disabled children

Music & Development: Musical ways to engage developmentally disabled children - This article explains what Music Therapy is, why it's an important part of any special needs child's arsenal of services and how parents can enhance their child's life at home by including more musical activities. Music can be especially motivating for children who are visually impaired!

Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs. A how-to manual for yoga with kids in classrooms and therapeutic settings.