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Child Mind Institute Promotes 'Speak Up Sundays' in May
The Child Mind Institute, an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children, hosts its annual Speak Up for Kids campaign and encourages people everywhere to share stories about mental health issues during #SpeakUpSundays in May. (read the story...)

The Importance of Spending Nights Away from Home
Spending the night away from home is an important rite of passage for children with disabilities. There are services to help and tips for making it easier on the child and the parent. (read the story...)

The Future of Alternative Housing for Adults With Autism
Though they want independence, most individuals on the spectrum require some form of live-in assistance, severely narrowing options for alternative housing. The ABLE Act aims to ease financial strains faced by adults with disabilities. (read the story...)

Top 10 Tips for Advocating for Your Child With Special Needs
Gloria Corsino, mother of two boys on the autism spectrum and parent member and president of District 75 Community Education council, gives her top 10 tips on advocating for her children with disabilities to ensure a better tomorrow. (read the story...)

How to Build a DNA Kit for Your Child
Having a current child ID kit enables parents to provide immediate and essential information for the search, recover, and rescue of a missing child. Follow these tips to build a DNA kit for your child. (read the story...)

A Dose of Tolerance
Plenty has been written about teaching children to be more tolerant of their peers with special needs, but what about reaching unsympathetic adults? How to handle those intrusive questions and ignorant comments, whether on the playground or, ahem, at a family gathering. (read the story...)

TEACH Consulting Now offers Tutoring in the Summer
TEACH Consulting, a resource for children and parents in Nassau and Suffolk counties, now offers its tutoring services in the summer months. The center offers educational advocacy and tutoring services for children with special needs, as well as The Wilson Reading Program. All tutors are certified in general education and special education. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Is My Child With Learning Disabilities Being Accorded Test-Taking Accommodations?
Children with learning disabilities can be granted extra time for test taking to accommodate their needs. Rachel Asher, Esq. and Julie Gaughran, Esq., of Asher, Gaughran LLP offer tips to make sure those accommodations are honored, fair treatment for children with learning disabilities, and how to become a better advocate. (read the story...)

Why Are Children on the Autism Spectrum More Vulnerable to Bullying?
Children with ASD and other special needs diagnoses are prime targets for bullying. "Bully," a powerful film now out in theaters, and the book tie-in reveal compelling research and survey results. (read the story...)

New Survey Finds Americans Are Confused About Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) recently released a shocking new survey of nearly 2,000 American adults (4.4% margin of error), showing that Americans lack a basic understanding of learning disabilities (LDs). We present the new information about causes and treatments for LDs, and rights for kids who have them. (read the story...)

Homegrown Heroes: The Heart of an Advocate
Westchester County teen Nick Lombardi has spent the past eight years advocating for autism awareness, his efforts reaching local and national families alike and benefiting Autism Speaks. And it all started with a trip to the mall. (read the story...)

Donate to ALM Outreach Campaign and Receive a Super Duper Fun Decks
Donate $13 to the Autistic Like Me IndieGoGo campaign in order to receive a Fun Decks perk. You’ll support a great cause and receive your very own Fun Decks. It’s a great gift for your child and a charitable donation to a meaningful cause all at once! (read the story...)

How to Find the Best Apps for a Child with Special Needs
Apps for Children with Special Needs, a thorough and easy-to-follow website, makes it easier to know which apps are worth your money—and your child’s attention. (Discounted iPads, too.) (read the story...)

When Your Child Has a Learning Disability: Taking the First Steps
It is a daunting task for parents to work through a child’s disability. They must arm themselves with knowledge and information in order to be the best advocate for their child. One mother shares her story as well as some advice. (read the story...)

NYC Autism Speaks Gala Raises More than $66,000
Autism Speaks' third annual Autism Speaks to Young Professionals summer gala, held in NYC, raised more than $66,000 for autism research and advocacy. The funds will help raise awareness and funds on behalf of individuals living with autism. (read the story...)

Drive4Rebecca Completes Cross-Country Advocacy Tour
On April 16, Jon Singer and his daughter Rebecca, along with friends and family, set out on a 3,500-mile cross-country trek from New York to California to raise money and awareness for special needs advocacy. (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...)

Family Resource Centers Offer Free Information and Support to NYC Residents
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene funds nine Family Resource Centers (FRCs) throughout New York City, which opened last fall and now offer a full menu of services to local families. (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...)

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...)

Business of Parenting - A Mom On Your Side
When Jodi Liston’s children, were classified as emotionally disabled, she enlisted the help of an advocate to help her navigate the system and get the services her children needed. But it was no simple task. After a long and arduous process, 17 years of research, volunteer work at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and assisting other families struggling with similar issues, Liston, decided to start her own firm. The two-year-old Liston Advocates helps the growing number of parents who are following similar paths to get suitable services for their children. (read the story...)




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