special needs kids

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    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.
  2. School & Education

    Is your preemie ready for preschool?

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    Enrolling your child in preschool is a big decision for parents. Depending on how close your child's birthday is to the cut-off...
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    9 Must-have gadgets for kids with autism

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    Just as having the latest products for kids can make parenting a little easier, these cutting-edge tools for children with autism...
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    Which exit for autism?

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    Despite all the research and data, endless debate continues about why New Jersey has a high rate of autism diagnosis. Is there...
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    What parents want you to know about kids with Asperger’s

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    Many kids with a high-functioning form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome are mainstreamed in regular classrooms at school....
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    Helping children with sensory challenges enjoy the holiday season

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    While the holiday season is supposed to be joyous, family gatherings and holiday decorations can actually be quite stressful for...
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    Autism and television: The big turn on

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    In 1951 reel life, <em>I Love Lucy</em> filmed its pilot episode. In real life, Lucille Ball was pregnant (and showing)...
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    Holiday tips from parents of children with autism

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    Whether you have a special needs child or you're simply looking for ways to streamline the holidays for your family, these tips will...
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    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...
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    Autism in a weary world

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    Portia, in Act 5, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” utters, “How far that little candle...
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    The Genius of Autism 2012

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    The performers of the second annual "Genius of Autism" showcased the innate genius of singers, dancers, musicians, painters and...
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    The passion of autism

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    What is passion, exactly? There’s Glenn Close and Fatal Attraction...
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    Autism and average and schnooks, oh, my!

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    Ray Liotta as Henry Hill in the 1990 movie Goodfellas utters this famous line about life in Witness Protection: "I'm an average...
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    Autism and the fairytale

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    Once upon a time, in a land not so far away called New York City, there lived a not-so-young girl who dreamed of becoming a princess.
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    Autism: That’s what friends are for

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    In my youth, Wednesdays and Sundays too-numerous-to-count were spent with family in a Broadway matinee. My father and mother, a...
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    Autism, adjectives and labels: Words to live by

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    The first sentence of Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick begins, “Call me Ishmael.” Ishmael may or may not be the...
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    Autism and me: 'Til death do us part

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    When you are parenting a special needs child, you can't help but wonder how his life will be once you are gone.
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    Autism and back to school: Another brick in the wall

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    As the parent of an atypical son, few things are more stressful than the first day of school. There’s the yelling… the screaming…...
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    Autism: A sister’s vision

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    My vision is 20/200. Legally blind. Sometimes, it takes a little help from a 5-year-old — both literally and figuratively...
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    Can’t we all just get along?

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    We, the parents of special needs children — specifically those on the autism spectrum — should get along. Unity, it...