special needs

  1. Living

    An open letter to Ann Coulter

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    Monday evening, Ann Coulter shocked the world of social media by using hurtful and demeaning language during her Twitter commentary...
  2. Special Needs

    How to make sure your child doesn't become Ann Coulter

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    As the special needs community reacts to Ann Coulter's repeated and intentional use of the "R" word, parents and organizations...
  3. Special Needs

    October is Down syndrome Awareness Month!

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    October is Down syndrome Awareness Month, and here’s a homegrown written-by-mommies list of Down syndrome myths and facts. You might...
  4. Special Needs

    Family takes on airline after alleged discrimination

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    Charging discrimination, the Vanderhorst family is pursuing legal action after American Airlines refused to allow their 16-year-old...
  5. Special Needs

    Dad to Ann Coulter: Apologize!

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    What grows faster than a parent's instinct to protect his son? The social media buzz that follows when he demands an apology from...
  6. Special Needs

    How to talk with your child's therapist

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    A team of professionals may be just what your child needs, but is your behavior adding an extra challenge to progress? From...
  7. Autistic Spectrum Disorders

    Best apps for kids with special needs

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    Your iPhone and iPad are great tools to keep your kids entertained when you really need a few minutes of quiet, but they are so much...
  8. Special Needs

    Potty training a special needs child

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    Potty training is a challenge to all parents, but can be a greater challenge to parents of a child with special needs. Determining...
  9. Kids with Special Needs

    I can’t say “no” to him…

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    The parent of a child with special needs faces challenge after challenge, and unique ones at that. It can be tempting to slack on...
  10. Super Moms Guide: Money & Career

    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...
  11. Super Moms Guide: School & Learning

    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...
  12. Super Moms Guide: School & Learning

    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...
  13. Super Moms Guide

    Don’t be so quick to judge kids’ public behavior

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    Not all children with special needs necessarily look like they have special needs. It’s important to remember not to judge the...
  14. Kids with Special Needs

    Sensory Processing Disorder: Every family has a story

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    Some studies estimate that Sensory Processing Disorder affects at least one in every 20 kids, and potentially as many as one in...
  15. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Mom story: I made a video about my blind son

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    Lacey Buchanan, 25, of Woodbury, Tennessee, created a video about her blind son, Christian, so he’ll know that he has value beyond...
  16. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Mom story: My son with Down syndrome models

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    Amanda Langston has 6-year-old twin boys, Ian and Ryan. Ian is typical and Ryan has Down syndrome. The New Jersey mom says she never...
  17. Special Needs

    Parenting a child with a disability: The teen years

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    My sister was born with severe cerebral palsy. Being the "typical" sibling, I remember our teen years were sometimes tough - I...
  18. Special Needs

    Parenting a disabled child: When another child isn't disabled

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    My sister was born with severe cerebral palsy. Being the "typical" sibling, I remember times when I was jealous of the extra...
  19. Special Needs

    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...
  20. Special Needs

    Sensory Processing Disorder basics

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    It's not uncommon for children who are on the autism spectrum to also have Sensory Processing Disorder. SheKnows has several helpful...