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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...)

Bergen Pediatric Therapy Center Opens New Location with Therapeutic Pool
Bergen Pediatric Therapy Center in Westwood, New Jersey, opened a new facility with a heated therapeutic pool and new services for kids. (read the story...)

Stuttering in Children: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Finding Support
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. (read the story...)

Alternatives to Speech Therapy for Stutterers
If you have a child who stutters, learn about alternatives to speech therapy, including drug therapy and specialized electronic devices. (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...)

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...)


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