disabilities

  1. Parenting

    The most touching daddy-daughter dance you'll ever see

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    McKenzie Michelle Carey has been performing in pageants for most of her young life, despite the inability to speak or use her legs....
  2. Tips & Advice

    Why we adopted children with special needs

    One couple's journey from infertility to adopting six kids the foster care system said would never find a family.
  3. Tips & Advice

    When your child points at someone "different"

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    Kids say the darndest things at the worst moments, often to the embarrassment of their parents. So it comes as no shock when a child...
  4. Books

    RED HOT BOOK OF THE WEEK: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

    One of the hottest novels of last year, Jojo Moyes' New York Times best-seller, Me Before You , is now available in paperback.
  5. Tips & Advice

    Please invite my child with disabilities to your child’s party

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    Merriam-Webster says inclusion is the act or practice of including students with disabilities in regular school classes. In fact, we...
  6. Tips & Advice

    Moms react to alleged abuse of disability access at Disney World

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    This week, the New York Post published a story about “rich Manhattan moms” allegedly hiring disabled tour guides in...
  7. Tips & Advice

    Operation House Call teaches compassion for special needs

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    The Arc of Massachusetts began a program to teach medical students about intellectual and developmental disabilities more than 20...
  8. New Moms

    The Little Couple 's Dr. Jennifer Arnold becomes mom

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    Being on television has been an opportunity for new mom Dr. Jennifer Arnold to spread awareness about life with disabilities. She...
  9. Tips & Advice

    People with disabilities encourage "people-first language"

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    These days, there is a big emphasis on "people-first language." Has political correctness run amok, or should we change the way we...
  10. Tips & Advice

    Parents with disabilities: In danger of losing their kids

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    Parents with disabilities often face challenges that other parents don’t have to contend with, but having their kids taken away...
  11. Tips & Advice

    Dolls with Down syndrome characteristics spur questions

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    For centuries, children have played with dolls that continue to take on more detailed, sophisticated appearances. But do “Down...
  12. Tips & Advice

    Birth announcements for children with special needs

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    Families share how they approached the idea of including a personal note in their extra-special birth announcements after welcoming...
  13. Tips & Advice

    Choosing special gifts for children with special needs

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    With resources at your fingertips, it's easier than ever to find the perfect gift for a child with special needs. This year, wow...
  14. Tips & Advice

    How to talk to your child’s peers about Down syndrome

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    Parents of children with Down syndrome share advice on the pros and cons of addressing disabilities with classmates in an ongoing...
  15. Tips & Advice

    Mom story: My daughter has cerebral palsy

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    Lisa Viele, 39, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, talks about juggling life with three kids — one with cerebral palsy — and making...
  16. Parenting

    The financial strain of special needs

    When your child has a disability, the last thing you want to think about is money. Unfortunately, medical bills can quickly pile up...
  17. School & Education

    What you need to know about disabilities and public schools

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    Wondering how an IEP and a 504 plan are different? Overwhelmed by red tape? You're not alone. Learn the ropes so you can fight for...
  18. School & Education

    How to deal with bullying and special needs kids

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    Children who are different are often faced with bullying at school. For kids with special needs and disabilities, bullying can...
  19. Tips & Advice

    This mom parents with her feet

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    Parenthood can be a challenge, but for some, it can be a little more so. Meet a mom who has faced her unique challenges feet first.
  20. Tips & Advice

    Parenting a child with a disability: Welcoming your child to the family

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    Whether your biological or adopted child has a disability, it's an adjustment for everyone. Here are some tips for navigating the...