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.'
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.
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.
Find sports programs in the Fairfield County, CT, area that cater to kids with special needs.
Find sports programs in the Westchester County, NY, area that caters to kids with special needs.
Find sports programs in the Rockland County, NY, area that cater to kids with special needs.
Children with special needs can make great gains playing sports, whether in programs just for them or on integrated teams.
Dr. Scott Barkin, executive director of the Brooklyn-based Block Institute, offers travel advice for families with a child who has special needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.