special needs

  1. Tips & Advice

    Autism: Extra! Extra! Read all about it

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    My parents always read a newspaper's obituary section. One day when I asked why, my dad repeated the often-paraphrased Benjamin...
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    How to create a multi-sensory experience room

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    Lennie Latham has worked with children with sensory issues for more than 15 years without seeing a state-of-the-art multi-sensory...
  3. Tips & Advice

    I notice… you don’t have autism

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    Gone are the days parents brought in sugar-laden, empty-calorie, cavity-inducing, full-on-carb treats to their child’s school...
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    Help! My kid is annoying

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    Do you hear from parents, teachers or other children that your child disrupts activities or bothers others? It can be a tough pill...
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    Social media: Help for parents of kids with special needs

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    The number of U.S. children with a disability is increasing, so it makes sense that more parents are turning to social media for...
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    An autism-free summer

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    Summer is the perfect time to relax and forget about all your worries. So was it possible for this mom to take a month or two away...
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    I have Down syndrome and run my own business

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    A Down syndrome diagnosis doesn’t mean a child will live with his or her parents forever and never have a job. In fact,...
  8. Family Fun

    3 Sensory crafts for kids!

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    Sensory play is all about learning and having fun at the same time. Engage your child's senses with these fun sensory craft ideas!
  9. K-12

    "Pot for tots" controversy: Should some kids get medicinal marijuana?

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    When Brian Wilson confronted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last week, his final plea, "Don't let my daughter die, Governor" was...
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    The link between Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome

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    Does Alzheimer’s disease scare you? Does Down syndrome confuse you? The link between the two should excite every parent or...
  11. Tips & Advice

    Autism: Increased risk of ADHD, having siblings with autism

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    Research published this summer shows one-third of children with autism also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In...
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    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...
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    Get organized: Tips for parents of kids with special needs

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    Parenting a child with special needs comes with two non-negotiable requisites: Patience and kick-butt organization skills!
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    The truth about sleep studies in children with Down syndrome

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    When your child’s sleep study technician waves goodbye with tears in his eyes at 4 a.m., your gut tells you the night’s...
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    Pinterest unveils top pins for special needs

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    Pinterest says pins for special needs resources are on the rise, and the popular social media outlet shared some of the top special...
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    When families fail parents of children with special needs

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    Learning your child has been born with a birth defect, a disability or a life-threatening condition inevitably breaks a...
  17. Toddler & Preschoolers

    What does a speech-language pathologist do?

    Has your child been referred for a speech evaluation? Find out what speech-language pathologists do for kids. You may be surprised...
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    Outdoor activities for kids with ADHD and autism

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    For children with ADHD, autism and other neurobehavioral issues (such as Tourette’s and dyslexia), it is crucial that parents...
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    What you need to know about IEPs

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    If you have a child with special needs, you likely will spend his or her entire school-aged life developing plans as part of an...
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    Hippotherapy treatment helps children with special needs

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    Have you ever watched someone ride a horse? Every strain of the horse’s muscles becomes visible, and both rider and horse move...