special needs

  1. Tips & Advice

    Four must-have Sensory Processing Disorder books

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    With the help of experts like occupational therapists and pediatric neurologists, parents and caregivers can begin to understand the...
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    Learn to recognize Sensory Processing Disorder symptoms

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    Sensory Processing Disorder can cause a huge variety of symptoms in children. Those symptoms vary in severity. So how do you know...
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    Safety tips for kids with autism

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    Kids with autism present specific challenges when it comes to safety. Discover tips for working with caregivers, teachers and...
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    How to talk to your pediatrician about Sensory Processing Disorder

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    Trust your instincts. If you've noticed your child displaying symptoms and behaviors associated with Sensory Processing Disorder,...
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    Mentally disabled child denied kidney transplant

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    The internet quickly went up in arms after reading a blog post from the mother of a little girl who has been denied a kidney...
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    10 Blogs for special needs parents

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    Connecting with other parents is a great way to feel less alone and more connected. And if you’re the parent of a child with special...
  7. Family Fun

    Camps for special needs and special interests

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    Summer camp is an experience that can change your child forever. From camps with religious focus to camps for special needs...
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    Autism signs & symptoms, qualities & quirks

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    Could your child be autistic? Unfortunately, it can be really tough to tell. There is no simple way to diagnose autism -- it is...
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    Keeping your autistic child safe: Practical tips for parents

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    For most people, home is their castle. As a parent of a child with autism, your home more often becomes your fortress . And...
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    Choosing a caregiver for your special needs child

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    Choosing a babysitter is a tricky task for any parent. When your child has special needs, however, the issues become even more...
  11. Parenting

    5 Ways to build fine motor skills in kids

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    What's better than playing with your child? Having fun and helping him at the same time -- especially when all he sees is the fun....
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    Answering questions about your special needs child

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    You're out at the park for a bit of fresh air. The sun is shining, there's a slight breeze in the air, and you're half expecting to...
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    Create an organized medical file for your special needs child

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    The amount of paperwork generated by kids with special needs is astonishing. It's important to keep that paperwork organized, even...
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    5 Ways to prepare for child's IEP meeting

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    Navigating the world of special education can feel overwhelming. When you receive notice of your child's upcoming IEP...
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    What parents of special needs kids wish you knew

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    My son has special needs. He has a rare overgrowth syndrome and is developmentally disabled. And when you know that, you might think...
  16. Children's Health

    Caring support for the "well" child

    Having a "special needs" child can be physically, emotionally and financially difficult for parents. But what about the other...
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    Games that develop social skills in special needs kids

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    One of the most painful parts of parenting a child with special needs is watching your child stand on the sidelines while others...
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    Top 10 toys for special needs kids

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    Got a super special kid on your gift list this year? We have toys that match up to kids with different abilities, so you can find...
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    When autism is family: What's it like living with a child with autism?

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    Come meet some meet some parents for whom autism isn't just a statistic reported in the news, but actually part of the family.