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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...)

Is Your Child Struggling in School?
With all the busy schedules of children today, it is harder than ever to motivate them in the school setting. But it’s important for parents to help keep kids on track. Here's a game plan! (read the story...)

The Special Needs Trust: Protecting Your Special Needs Child
Parenting a special needs child can be a wonderful and challenging task. But while you may be meeting your child’s needs at present, how do you ensure their needs will be met in the future? One way is by creating a Supplemental or Special Needs Trust. (read the story...)

Reading the Signs: Diagnosing Dyslexia
My 9-year-old daughter has been having trouble in school. Her math and science skills are terrific, but she can't seem to grasp the basics of reading and writing. Her teachers suspect that she might have dyslexia. What is dyslexia? (read the story...)

A Time to Stutter
Kids who stutter aren't usually the first ones you think of as actors. 'Our Time' theater company is an organized, successful program allowing performing art as a healing mechanism for children and teens who stutter. (read the story...)

My Child Has To Be Tested!
Maybe the teacher has contacted you. Maybe the pediatrician has raised some questions. Now they have agreed that your child should be referred for testing. What are they looking for? (read the story...)

Downtown, A “Special” Team At Bat
On the Battery Park City Ballfield on a sunny Saturday afternoon, the air smells of cut grass and perspiration. Kids in cherry red and royal blue baseball uniforms take their turns at bat . . . (read the story...)

New Center to Lead Asperger Research
New York City will soon lead the way in the research and treatment of Asperger Syndrome, thanks to a donation recently bestowed on the NYU Child Study Center. (read the story...)

Happy Feet
Catching foot problems early is vital. (read the story...)

Autism update
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia are looking at the possibility of being able to identify autism through the pupil of the eye. (read the story...)

New Autism Center opens in White Plains
Westchester families have a brand-new resource to help deal with the issues of autism. (read the story...)

Camp, to ease the suffering
Camp Sunshine, located along the shores of Sebago Lake, Maine, is a free camp for children with life-threatening diseases and includes every member of the immediate family. (read the story...)

Spina Bifida
Prevention is key. (read the story...)

Sweet Dreams
Armonk mom sings for children in distress. (read the story...)

Teaching Reading to Dyslexic Kids
The system goes awry in concluding that the solution for dyslexics is to be found in sound analysis training. (read the story...)

Dyslexia - The latest word on this word disability
Bright, receptive and articulate kids can have dyslexia. Gifted kids can have dyslexia. What are the warning signs and how can you help your child win this word battle? (read the story...)

When Reading Is Just Too Hard
Our son, Isaac, was happy in kindergarten at the local public school. Although my husband, Paul, and I noticed that he couldn’t hold a crayon properly and alternated hands when he wrote his name, we weren’t concerned. This was kindergarten, after all. (read the story...)

SEEING THE WHOLE CHILD
Kids are more than the sum of the concerns we have about them. It’s so easy for us to get caught up in managing their disabilities, problems or issues — and forget to look at the whole child. (read the story...)

Meeting a Differently-Abled Child: Tips for kids, and their parents
Beautiful; fun-loving; intelligent; joyous. Wheel-chair bound; low-visioned; endocrine imbalanced; seizure disordered. (read the story...)

Does Your Child Need Medication? Mt. Kisco specialist weighs the risks vs. benefits
My husband likes to tell the story of his old childhood friend whose fourth grade teacher found him a bit too restless in the classroom. (read the story...)

Special Needs Kids: When You First Suspect a Problem
Maybe your baby isn’t rolling over. Perhaps your toddler isn’t meeting your eyes or answering simple questions. (read the story...)

Success at work, struggles at home: DANA BUCHMAN shares her daughter’s story
It is a common lament of parents: To wish you knew then what you know now. Perspective is a seductive gift. But few parents do what Dana Buchman did, which was to write a no-holds-barred book about her experience in A Special Education: One Family’s Journey Through the Maze of Learning Disabilities. (read the story...)

WHEN SPECIAL NEEDS LEAD THE WAY - One mother’s rise to the challenge
Many people would be hard-pressed to juggle a busy law career while raising three daughters. When one daughter is severely physically challenged, the task might seem overwhelming. Not so for Adrienne Arkontaky, a White Plains-based lawyer with the firm of Steven M. Ratner, P.C. Arkontaky admits that it’s not easy, but her story is a testament to determination and overcoming obstacles and ultimately, through her career, to helping others. (read the story...)

Asperger’s Syndrome: Jarring Sounds, Confusing Rules
Dr. Barbara Payne of Hyde Park, N.Y., instinctively knew something was not quite right with her infant son, Jacob, but she couldn’t put her finger on what it was. She believes that it was her motherly instincts more than her experience as a pediatrician that made her suspicious. “In retrospect, things are much clearer,” she says, “but back then, I used to think — I just don’t get this kid.” (read the story...)

Second Chance With School:A bright student takes his dyslexic mom where she’s never been - to the head of the class
I’m finally enjoying school. Instead of bearing the stigma “learning disabled” like a backwards scarlet letter, I’m seeing how the top students live. Except now it’s not my own book bag I swing on my way to a New York City public school. (read the story...)


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