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Raising Autism Awareness
31 Mar 2015 11:52

  By Jamie Lober April is autism awareness month, and as it continues to rise in occurrence, it’s prime time to highlight this condition. “Several years ago the incidence was 1 in 110, and now it is 1 in 60, a [ ... ]

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06 Mar 2015 12:04

  Ongoing Events for Families with Special Needs Autism Family Bounce Night
First Mondays, 6:30pm at Bouncetown in Sacramento

Come out and play at Autism Family Bounce Night on the first Monday of every month. $7  [ ... ]

The Emotional Side of ADD In Kids
30 Jan 2015 20:17

By Angie Dixon “Is there something wrong with me?” Jack asked after seeing a child psychologist, a therapist and a second child psychologist who diagnosed ADHD when he was five years-old. Jack was worried. When his  [ ... ]

How Martial Arts Helps Kids with ADD/ADHD
30 Jan 2015 13:00

  By Dave Kovar CONCENTRATION:
Very few activities engage the mind, body and spirit more than Martial Arts. Because of this, a child with ADD/ADHD can enhance their ability to concentrate through Martial Arts tra [ ... ]

Meet Qamdhyn: freshman at Antelope High School
11 Dec 2014 21:07

“I have found my voice and I will use it for everyone on the autism spectrum: high functioning, low functioning, for those that can't talk but want to, for those that can talk but are afraid to...”   We talk [ ... ]

Katelyn’s Journey with Aplastic Anemia
10 Nov 2014 20:39

By Amber Pryor When three-year-old Katelyn is running a fever there are no decisions to make, it’s off to the hospital plain and simple. When Katelyn runs a fever on Christmas, however, Kelly and Dave, Katelyn’s par [ ... ]

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Dandelion is a free quarterly magazine that serves as a resource for Bay Area and Sacramento families of children with special needs: autism and Asperger’s, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, those who are blind, deaf, in wheelchairs, learning disorders, sensory issues and every special need in between. Dandelion’s mission is to create and empower a community of local families through a variety of media by providing a database of resources, trusted and thought-provoking editorial content, an up-to-date calendar of special needs-specific events, noteworthy news, as well as contributions to the community.