Chicago Families we were excited to learn that Chicago Parent Magazine releases an empowerment guide for parents of children with special needs, offering inspirational stories, the latest research, local resources and parent-to-parent advice.
By Guest Blogger: Gina Gibson, Sensory Inclusion Lead at Fraser
Sensory processing refers to the way your brain processes information from the senses and then responds to that information. People with autism and other special needs often process sensory input differently.
Play-doh is something that every child should have the opportunity to grow up with, children with autism might be tempted to eat the Play-doh which isn’t healthy. Store bought Play-doh can be tempting to taste but toxic to eat, so here at Joshin decide to find a receipt for Play-doh that won’t be toxic. (No promises its going to be tasty though.)
April is World Autism Month, a time when we come together to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with Autism. During this month, we link hands with friends and neighbors to raise awareness and support inclusiveness. Joshin is honored to partner this month with Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) to support these initiatives.
Today is the big day! As promised, we are thrilled to announce the official launch of Joshin in the Twin Cities market. Our care provider booking app is a gamechanger, providing 24/7 access to on demand care and a specialized care network.
Emojis have become integral to how we communicate. From texting to social media and even in business settings, emojis help us to show and tell our stories. This week the Unicode Consortium announced that the new emojis for 2019 will include manual and motorized wheelchairs, mechanical arms, hearing aids, sign language, service dogs and more.
Minnesota ranks 2nd in the nation for volunteering and nearly half of its residents (44.3%) belong to organizations and associations; 70% give back informally. At Joshin, we create joy for the families we care for, but that philosophy is also embedded into our company culture.
Did you know, in Minnesota one in every five families with children, has at least one child with a special health need? It’s estimated that children with special health needs in Minnesota range from 160,000 to 200,000.