Some say our society has collectively become too paranoid. Gone are the days when we send our kids out to play in the neighborhood, not knowing their exact whereabouts but relying on the comforting knowledge that they’ll return safely to us when the street lights came on.
The Challenge: Not all Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are the same.
ABA is widely recognized by various state and federal agencies (e.g. U. S. Surgeon General, New York State Department of Health) as a safe and effective treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Bicycling is a great way for children and their parents to get exercise, but it's important to follow a few safety rules. Both children and adults should wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet and ride a bike that is the right size, has functioning brakes, and fully inflated tires, according to National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA also recommends that children younger than 10 years old ride on the side walk. Parents riding with their children in the street should follow the rules of the road and use bright colored clothing or gear to make yourself more visible to drivers.
When Tami Lawrence and Tripp Ritchie founded Lowcountry Autism Foundation in August 2007, one of their immediate goals was to find a way to get local children the critical assessments they needed for a possible autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Most area families had to endure a six- to eight-month wait for an assessment at the Medical University of South Carolina, and such a big chunk of time spent waiting can make for a drastic hang-up in a very young child’s development.
Gift-giving season is upon us, and that means gift-shopping season is here too. Maybe you dread it, maybe you love it – either way, to make it simpler and save you time we asked regular contributor, blogger and local mom Laura Jacobi to cull the web and poll other area moms for the best gift ideas for everyone on your list. These gifts focus on creativity and “edutainment” for the kids, and practicality and sentimentality for the adults — all without breaking the bank. They are sure to please your kids, your spouse and even your parents for the holidays. Happy shopping!
After being elected mayor in 2008, Billy Keyserling began handing out copies of “The Little Engine that Could” to “naysayers” in the community as a way to encourage them to do what is necessary to build a better Beaufort. But he says the children’s classic wasn’t truly expressing what he wanted to say.
Lowcountry Child aims to inform and to inspire parents, grandparents and anyone else who can make a difference in a child's life. Our goal is to promote and to encourage education and healthy living in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Beaufort, and all Lowcountry youth.