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Posts by: iCan Dream Center Staff

Breaking the Cycle: The Intersection of Special Education and Incarceration

Breaking the Cycle: The Intersection of Special Education and Incarceration

In the complex web of societal challenges, the intersection of special education and incarceration is a critical issue that demands our attention. A disproportionate number of individuals with special education needs find themselves entangled in the criminal justice system, highlighting a troubling cycle that perpetuates disadvantage. This blog post delves into the various facets of …

The iCan Dream Difference:  Mission Matters Most

The iCan Dream Difference:  Mission Matters Most

In the evolving landscape of education, there is a growing recognition of the diverse needs of students that extend beyond traditional therapeutic schools. The iCan Dream approach has been recognized as a model of innovation and empathy. Our organization is an agent of change in the education sector. On Giving Tuesday, we thought we would …

Eyewear Tips for Children with Autism

Eyewear Tips for Children with Autism

by: Jenny Bright  Research has shown that there are links between autism and vision problems. One meta-analysis of almost 50 studies found that those with autism were more likely to have reduced peripheral vision and contrast sensitivity, as well as increased color difficulties. They also observed increased retinal thickness, a symptom found in those with diabetic retinopathy …

Navigating Learning Disabilities at 18: A Journey to Success

Navigating Learning Disabilities at 18: A Journey to Success

Turning 18 is a significant milestone in a young person’s life. It’s an age associated with newfound freedoms and responsibilities. However, for those who are also managing learning disabilities, this transition can bring about unique challenges. In this blog post, we will explore the experiences and potential paths to success for 18-year-olds with learning disabilities, …

Fall is Calling! 3 Reasons the Outdoors is a Great Place for Young Children with Autism and Other Neurodiverse Learning Needs

Fall is Calling! 3 Reasons the Outdoors is a Great Place for Young Children with Autism and Other Neurodiverse Learning Needs

For young children with autism and other neurodiverse learning needs, the great outdoors can be a sanctuary of growth and development. Nature offers a unique and enriching environment that can foster physical, emotional, and cognitive growth in these children. In this blog post, we will explore three compelling reasons why the outdoors is a fantastic …