Autism is frightening. It brings to mind a child that not only has physical or cognitive disabilities but also cannot relate to and join normal society. There is a tremendous lack of understanding about the ASD spectrum which leads to compounding the fears of the average parent. Continue reading Autism: What It Is and What It Isn’t
Nurit was a striking little, three year -old girl, with green eyes, dimples and blonde curls. But, although she was physically developed – she sat and stood and walked on her own in an age-appropriate manner, the little girl’s beautiful eyes were expressionless, and her socialization and communications skills were severely undeveloped. Nurit suffers from autism/PDD (pervasive developmental disorders) – a neurological disorder that affects a child’s ability to communicate, understand language, play, and relate to others. Continue reading Battling Autism
Ezer Mizion’s “Active Nurturing Playground” project has long become a synonym for “success” in its important goal of identifying children with minimal developmental challenges at an early age and helping them progress within their own pre-school framework.
The program provides a response for the spectrum of developmental fields: gross and fine motor skills, sensory issues, and language/communication. The program also addresses the highly important socio-emotional area. Continue reading Active Nurting Playground Project in Action for Fourteen Years