special needs

  1. Mom & Dad

    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...
  2. Special Needs

    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! From...
  3. Special Needs

    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 work will...
  4. Special Needs

    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...
  5. Special Needs

    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 parent’s...
  6. 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...
  7. Special Needs

    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 take...
  8. Special Needs

    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...
  9. Special Needs

    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 in...
  10. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism takes a vacation

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    This week marks the last week of first grade and kindergarten for my son and daughter, respectively. While they each attend public...
  11. Special Needs

    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...
  12. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: Walk this way

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    Despite my pleas and arguments to the contrary, my children — especially my 6-year-old daughter —inform me that nothing and nobody...
  13. Activities for Kids

    6 Great camps for kids with special needs

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    Discover six summer camps that serve kids with special needs and chronic medical conditions. We take a look at inspiring camps that...
  14. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: A world of fun and games

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    When all the other girls in Elayne Lite’s second grade class amused themselves with dolls, jump rope, and “ Jacob’s Ladder ” at...
  15. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism and the write idea

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    Last week, an envelope marked Autism Speaks arrived in the mail, which was a welcome relief from all the clothing and shoe bills...
  16. Special Needs

    Divorce: Does "Down syndrome advantage" exist?

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    Can a child's extra chromosome exponentially strengthen a marriage? Research points to a lower divorce rate compared with parents of...
  17. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    How the medical community fails when delivering a Down syndrome diagnosis

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    Your ears burn. Your eyes water. You cannot believe you just heard an experienced medical professional utter such an insensitive,...
  18. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Moms react to alleged abuse of disability access at Disney World

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    Find out how moms reacted to the story of parents allegedly hiring disabled guides to skip to the front of the lines at the often...
  19. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Saturday in the park with autism

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    When Birth to Three (early intervention services) first came to our home to assess my son at 18 months, they asked my husband and...
  20. Special Needs

    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...