Special Needs Kids

Feeding Problems in Children with Autism

Interactive Autism Network. Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Learn how to work with autistic children to improve their dietary intakes.

School foodservice worker School Meals for Handicapped Students - The 504 Dietary Plan

Diabetes123.com, Inc. Children with Diabetes.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 assures handicapped students access to school meal service, even if special meals are needed because of their handicap. Provided is a form to be completed by the student's doctor/dietitian for certification.

NUTRITION FOCUS for Children with Special Health Care Needs

University of Washington. Center on Human Development and Disability.

A bimonthly newsletter which features nutrition issues of children with special health care needs and their families. The newsletter is designed for use by health care providers and others who serve these children in a community or ambulatory setting.

Food Allergy - An Overview (PDF | 1.8 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Learn about food allergy diagnosis, how allergens work, and treatment.

Spoon and plate Helping Children Learn Good Feeding Skills

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare.

Help kids with developmental disabilities eat well. Discusses such issues as positioning, the importance of food texture and nutritional needs.

Overweight in Special Needs Children (DOC | 140 KB)

Washington State Department of Health.

Children with special needs may be more likely than other kids to become overweight. This resource give parents and care-givers tips for helping kids eat healthy and keep active to control weight.

Family gardening Gardening for Kids with Disabilities

University of Missouri Extension.

Gardening can be an excellent activity for children with disabilities. Caring for their own section of the garden can give children a great feeling of accomplishment as they watch their plants grow and change.

Ketogenic Diet

Epilepsy Foundation

The ketogenic diet is sometimes recommended for children whose seizures are controlled by different seizure medications. This resource provides some basic information about the diet such as what the diet does and the need for close medical monitoring.

A Child with Diabetes is in Your Care: Facts You'll Need to Know

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.

Find information to help you care for the child with diabetes.

American Diabetes Association logo American Diabetes Association For Parents & Kids

American Diabetes Association.

For parents and children, this site has a wealth of information on diabetes management in kids and teens.