special needs

  1. Tips & Advice

    Mommy confession: I only see Down syndrome

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    Many moms of children with Down syndrome can tell you the moment they either started or stopped seeing their child's Down syndrome...
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    Autism is "Marbelous"

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    Sixty. The number 60 doesn’t represent my IQ (though it’s not dramatically far off). Sixty however does represent the...
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    Down syndrome diagnosis: Find support, not propaganda

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    When the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) team established its Parents First Call Program to provide 24/7 support to...
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    Is Down syndrome community pro-life or pro-choice?

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    Down syndrome advocacy organizations claim the medical community doesn't offer balanced information after a prenatal or at-birth...
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    Give thanks for autism

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    The holiday season is a time for reflection and a time to express gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives.
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    I'm jealous of your kid's disability

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    I’m not proud to confess this, but sometimes I think honesty is the only way for mothers to really connect. Here’s my truth: I’ve...
  7. K-12

    Secrets to parenting a child with developmental delays

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    Raising a child with special needs comes with a double dose of self-doubt, but empowering yourself with parenting tips geared...
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    Autism and special needs by the numbers

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    Last week, armchair numerologists and/or arithmophiles (if that’s even a word) worked themselves into a Dan Brown DaVinci Code...
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    Surviving (and enjoying!) holidays with a child with special needs

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    Holidays can be stressful enough with family members you love to pieces but sometimes want to strangle. If you have a child with...
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    Does inclusion benefit children without disabilities?

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    A column in the Wall Street Journal sought to stir the debate about whether educating children with disabilities alongside their...
  11. Tips & Advice

    Down syndrome: After high school, what's next?

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    Whether you receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome or learn of your child’s extra chromosome after birth, you...
  12. Halloween Costumes & Makeup

    10 Cool costumes for people in wheelchairs

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    Finding the perfect Halloween costume can be challenging for anyone, but when a wheelchair is thrown into the mix, it can become...
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    Autism: A genius idea

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    “You were amazing! Is that one of your favorite songs?” Adam Richman, multi-talented TV host, producer, author,...
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    Depression and parenting a child with special needs

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    It’s natural to feel hormonal, tired, overwhelmed and even sad after having a baby (especially your first) and discovering he...
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    I support children and adults with special needs

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    Growing up in a big family taught Jenny to value the support and love of her parents. As an adult, she’s embraced the foster...
  16. Family Fun

    Spider web sensory craft for kids

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    Celebrating Halloween with crafts that sneak in some sensory and fine motor skills practice is both fun and therapeutic! Using a...
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    What is ABA therapy?

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    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy often used with children on the autism spectrum. Learn how this time-consuming and...
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    Parents of kids with disabilities tailor education programs

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    Having a child with disabilities comes with tremendous rewards and challenges. For some parents, it’s not enough to sit back and...
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    Autism and Disney: Taken for a ride

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    We’ve all heard or used the dreaded, trite expression, “It’s not you; it’s me” as it relates to the...
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    Does marketing Down syndrome educate or mislead?

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    Inspiration porn. Children with Down syndrome on catalog covers. Photos, videos and quotes shared and re-shared through social...