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How to Have a Stress-Free Vacation with Your Special Needs Child
Dr. Scott Barkin, executive director of the Brooklyn-based Block Institute, offers travel advice for families with a child who has special needs. (read the story...)

Siblings of Children with Special Needs Have Unique Needs Themselves
Brothers and sisters of kids with special needs have their own set of needs - an important fact for parents to address in order to raise a healthy family. Here, two New York City families share their stories, and experts share their insights and advice. (read the story...)

Siblings of Children with Special Needs Have Unique Needs Themselves
Brothers and sisters of kids with special needs have their own set of needs - an important fact for parents to address in order to raise a healthy family. Here, a Long Island family tells their story, and experts in the field share their insights and advice. (read the story...)

How To Design a Calming Room for Autistic Kids
Children on the autism spectrum need special kinds of surroundings, says interior designer Carolyn Feder. The registered interior designer owns Sensory Interior Design, a Dallas based design firm that specializes in organizing, arranging and designing residential (among other) spaces to fit the needs of special needs children. (read the story...)

How to Choose a Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities
It can be hard for parents of children with disabilities to find a summer camp that's just the right fit for their child. Here, Gary Shulman, program director for Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc., offers helpful tips on navigating the options. (read the story...)

How to Parent an Oppositional Child
David Swanson, licensed clinical psychologist, offers tips for parents on how to recognize and manage a child with oppositional defiant disorder. (read the story...)

Meet the Doctors in Suffolk County, Long Island - December 2009
Meet some of the health professionals in Suffolk County, Long Island, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families. (read the story...)

Meet the Doctors in Nassau County, Long Island - December 2009
Meet some of the health professionals in Nassau County, Long Island, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families. (read the story...)

Meet the Doctors in Manhattan - December 2009
Meet some of the health professionals in Manhattan, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families. (read the story...)

Meet the Doctors in Fairfield County, CT - December 2009
Meet some of the health professionals in Fairfield County, CT, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families. (read the story...)

Meet the Doctors in Queens - December 2009
Meet some of the health professionals in Queens, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families. (read the story...)

Meet the Doctors in Brooklyn - December 2009
Meet some of the health professionals in Brooklyn, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families. (read the story...)

Meet the Doctors in Westchester County - December 2009
Meet some of the health professionals in Westchester County, NY, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families. (read the story...)

Special Needs: Service Dogs for Children with Autism
Autism service dogs are providing families with much needed assistance, peace of mind, and a big doggy dose of unconditional love. (read the story...)

Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD
While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for your little one. (read the story...)

How to Identify an Early Learning Disability in Your Child, with Tips for How You Can Help at Home
While children and teens with learning disabilities are often “diagnosed” in middle school or high school, many disabilities can actually be prevented by intervention at a much earlier age. Read these tips from the experts to find out how. (read the story...)

The Gluten-Free Diet for Children with Autism
One in 150 children are currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders...one dietary therapy that has been used in treating children diagnosed with autism is a gluten-free diet. (read the story...)

Programs For Special Needs Children: Unlocking Their Acronyms
If you have a child with a suspected developmental delay, foreign terms like CPSE, EI, OSC, IEP are likely to work their way into your vocabulary. Decoding these acronyms may seem like learning a new language, an accurate translation may hold the key to advocating for your child. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs in Fairfield County - April '09
Pediatricians get personal at Village Pediatrics in Westport and Pathways to Learning in Norwalk pave the way for children with special needs... (read the story...)

Do You Have a Highly Intuitive Child?
Do you have a highly intuitive child? Read the following 10 traits and check those that apply to your child (read the story...)

New in Manhattan - Speech Zone & Skateboarding Camp
2 new places have landed on the scene in NYC for kids! One is a series of social group classes for children with special needs, the other is a camp made for skaters... (read the story...)

Does My Child Have a Disability?
If parents are concerned that their child is “different”, it could just mean they are “delayed"... (read the story...)

Camp & Summer Program Options That Are Just Right
Summer is right around the corner and now is the time to start planning for your child’s summer camp experience. But where should you start and what should you know? (read the story...)

Caring for Kids, With Help From Her Own
Find out how Edith McCarthy, M.D., balances being a mother and having her own pediatric practice. (read the story...)

Special Camps for Special Needs Children
Here are 10 questions to ask about a prospective summer program if you have a child with special needs. (read the story...)


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