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826 NYC: The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company's Secret (Literacy) Weapon
The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company in Park Slope houses the non-profit 826 NYC - together, these organizations lead local children in the fight against crime and poor grammar. (read the story...)

How to Maintain Your Marriage While Caring for a Child with Special Needs
One mom opens up about how she keeps her relationship with her husband healthy and stable while caring for an autistic child. (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...)

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...)

Mompreneur: Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman Opens Third School for Language Development on Long Island
Long Island mom Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman is the founder of three schools for language development in the Long Island and Queens area. A new high school will open up in Richmond Hill in September. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Tiegerman's first school in Glen Cove. We caught up with the mom of six to discuss what she's learned along the way and what her plans are for the future. (read the story...)

Why More Moms Are Choosing to Save Stem Cells
The use of stem cells, or cord blood, is a rapidly growing area of medical science, and many parents are choosing to save their babies' stem cells in case of a future need. Find out how it's done, along with the cost, benefits, and drawbacks of the process. (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...)

Travel Tips for Families with a Visually Impaired Child
The Hadley School for the Blind offers six tips on how to maximize the experience of a family trip for a child with a visual impairment. (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...)


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