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New Special Needs Website Helps Parents Understand Their Child's Legal Rights
A new website launched by Littman Krooks, a law firm that specializes in special needs planning and special education advocacy, helps parents understand their child's legal rights. (read the story...)

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Asks NYC Parents of Students with Disabilities to Take Special Ed Survey This April
Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate of the City of New York, asks parents of students with disabilities to take a "Spotlight on Special Ed" survey this month to help parents' voices be heard in the New York City Department of Education. (read the story...)

How to Help Children with Special Needs Engage in Imaginary Play
Learn why pretend play is important to development and how you can help it come more naturally to your child with special needs. (read the story...)

The Importance of Pretend Play for Children with Autism and Other Special Needs
Imaginative play may be elusive for the youngest autistic children, but it has an important place in your child's life. (read the story...)

How to Recognize a Social Language Deficit in Children and Help Them Overcome It
Children with social and pragmatic deficits often have difficulty making friends and generally succeeding in social situations. Find out how to recognize a deficit in social language skills and how targeted help can be effective for your child. (read the story...)

Early Years Institute and CA Technologies Sponsor 'Screen-Free Week' in Long Island
Early Years Institute and CA Technologies ask Long Island kids to unplug for one week in April. (read the story...)

What to Do When You Suspect Your Child Has a Developmental Disability
If you suspect your child has a developmental disability, follow these valuable tips from a psychologist with more than 25 years experience in the special needs field. Early recognition of signs is key. (read the story...)

Learning Disabilities Chart: Diagnoses and Symptoms
Consult this chart for common learning disability diagnoses, symptoms, and examples. (read the story...)

Learning Disabilities: Know Your Child's Rights
A learning disability diagnosis can usher in a challenging time for your family. But understanding the law and what your child is entitled to can spell success for the future. (read the story...)

A Parents' Guide to Special Needs
When your child receives a special needs diagnosis, whether the condition falls in the category of autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, or other conditions such as ADD/ADHD, you will have many questions. Here is some expert advice on some of the more challenging questions you will face, plus lots of support from other parents in similar situations and other area resources. (read the story...)

Section 504 and IDEA Comparison Chart
If you're the parent of a child with special needs, take a look at this chart that compares services provided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975. (read the story...)

The Best Toys for Kids with Special Needs - 2010 Gift Guide
Check out our top toy picks for special kids this holiday season. Then take a look at the 2010 Toys 'R' Us Guide for Differently-Abled Kids. (read the story...)

Parents of Children with Special Needs: How to Tame the 'Worry Reflex'
A mom to an autistic 7-year-old reflects on her child's day in the spotlight, and the accompanying anxiety that can sometimes seem ever-present. Together with experts in the field, she offers advice to parents on how to tame their own 'worry reflex.' (read the story...)

A Guide to Planning Ahead for Your Child with Special Needs: Services and Care Options After High School and Beyond
Parents of children with autism and other special needs must prepare in advance for their kids' well-being and long-term care. Consult our guide for advice from special needs experts on the services and options available to your child after high school and beyond. (read the story...)

Warning Signs of Autism and the Importance of Early Intervention
Information for parents on the early signs and characteristics of an autism spectrum disorder, plus advice on how and why you should act early. (read the story...)

Special Needs Sports Programs in the New York Metro Area
Find sports programs in your area that caters to kids with special needs. You'll find opportunities for involvement in the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens boroughs of New York City; Rockland and Westchester Counties, NY; Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island; and in Fairfield, Connecticut. (read the story...)

Special Needs Sports Programs in Suffolk County, Long Island
Find sports programs in Suffolk County, Long Island, that cater to kids with special needs. (read the story...)

Special Needs Sports Programs in Nassau County, Long Island
Find sports programs in Nassau County, Long Island, that cater to kids with special needs. (read the story...)

Special Needs Sports Programs in Queens
Find sports programs in Queens that caters to kids with special needs. (read the story...)

Special Needs Sports Programs in Brooklyn
Find sports programs in Brooklyn that cater to kids with special needs. (read the story...)

Special Needs Sports Programs in Manhattan
Find sports programs in Manhattan that caters to kids with special needs. (read the story...)

Special Needs Sports Programs in Fairfield County, CT
Find sports programs in the Fairfield County, CT, area that cater to kids with special needs. (read the story...)

Special Needs Sports Programs in Westchester County, NY
Find sports programs in the Westchester County, NY, area that caters to kids with special needs. (read the story...)

Special Needs Sports Programs in Rockland County, NY
Find sports programs in the Rockland County, NY, area that cater to kids with special needs. (read the story...)

The Benefits of Sports for Children with Special Needs
Children with special needs can make great gains playing sports, whether in programs just for them or on integrated teams. (read the story...)


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