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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.
Learn why pretend play is important to development and how you can help it come more naturally to your child with special needs.
Imaginative play may be elusive for the youngest autistic children, but it has an important place in your child's life.
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.
Early Years Institute and CA Technologies ask Long Island kids to unplug for one week in April.
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.
Bergen Pediatric Therapy Center in Westwood, New Jersey, opened a new facility with a heated therapeutic pool and new services for kids.
About 5 percent of kids stutter at some point in their young lives, and most (with early intervention) leave it behind for good. Our experts explain the disorder and how to manage it.
If you have a child who stutters, learn about alternatives to speech therapy, including drug therapy and specialized electronic devices.
Consult this chart for common learning disability diagnoses, symptoms, and examples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
One mom opens up about how she keeps her relationship with her husband healthy and stable while caring for an autistic child.
Information for parents on the early signs and characteristics of an autism spectrum disorder, plus advice on how and why you should act early.
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.
Find sports programs in Suffolk County, Long Island, that cater to kids with special needs.
Find sports programs in Nassau County, Long Island, that cater to kids with special needs.
Find sports programs in Queens that caters to kids with special needs.
Find sports programs in Brooklyn that cater to kids with special needs.
Find sports programs in Manhattan that caters to kids with special needs.