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Meet the Doctors in Brooklyn - December 2009
Meet some of the health professionals in Brooklyn, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families. (read the story...)

Meet the Doctors in Westchester County - December 2009
Meet some of the health professionals in Westchester County, NY, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families. (read the story...)

Special Needs: Service Dogs for Children with Autism
Autism service dogs are providing families with much needed assistance, peace of mind, and a big doggy dose of unconditional love. (read the story...)

Gift Guide Tips for Children with Special Needs
The holiday season is in full swing and gift guides have been published everywhere guiding parents on what the hottest toys and games are this year. Many of the guides have breakdowns for ages, gender, types of toys and price point, but what they don’t have is a toy guide for children with special needs. Those parents will need a bit more help when it comes to selecting the right toy for their child. Gina Maranga, Director of Program Operations at Block Institute, a Brooklyn educational facility dedicated to serving the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities, has put together some tips for parents when it comes to selecting toys for their child with special needs: For children under 1 year old – Soft cuddly toys that can be activated to play music; busy/pop up boxes that have a cause and effect response; large, soft plastic, oddly shaped toys that are easy to grab and manipulate. For children 1 -3 years old – Shape and color sorters, medium sized dolls, animals and common objects to encourage labeling and pretend play; push/pull and ride on toys to encourage gross motor movement. For children 3 – 5 years old – Toys that encourage pretend play and expanded language like puppets, dress up sets, doll houses, cooking sets, barns, garages; toys that encourage fine motor skills like chunky crayons, chalk, tempera/finger paints, puzzles, Play-Doh, peg boards, building blocks; toys that encourage early literacy like big books, books on CD/tape, matching games, bingo/lingo. (read the story...)

Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD
While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for your little one. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Queens - November 2009
Check out some of the newest additions to the Queens area that feature programs for kids and families. (read the story...)

Holiday Concerns for Special Needs
For most families, the holidays represent a time to be with relatives, children, parents and family and celebrate. For a special needs family the holidays can create overwhelming stress. (read the story...)

Rockland County Family Featured in Upcoming PBS Documentary 'This Emotional Life'
The Ross family, residents of New City in Rockland County, NY, will be featured in the upcoming PBS documentary "This Emotional Life," set to air in January, which explores the human pursuit of happiness. (read the story...)

How to Identify an Early Learning Disability in Your Child, with Tips for How You Can Help at Home
While children and teens with learning disabilities are often “diagnosed” in middle school or high school, many disabilities can actually be prevented by intervention at a much earlier age. Read these tips from the experts to find out how. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island - October 2009
Stay up to date on new businesses and programs for kids and families opening up in Suffolk County, Long Island this fall. (read the story...)

The Truth About Dyslexia
There are many misunderstandings about dyslexia. Here, Wendy Burt-Thomas separates fact from myth about the condition. (read the story...)

The Gluten-Free Diet for Children with Autism
One in 150 children are currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders...one dietary therapy that has been used in treating children diagnosed with autism is a gluten-free diet. (read the story...)

Programs For Special Needs Children: Unlocking Their Acronyms
If you have a child with a suspected developmental delay, foreign terms like CPSE, EI, OSC, IEP are likely to work their way into your vocabulary. Decoding these acronyms may seem like learning a new language, an accurate translation may hold the key to advocating for your child. (read the story...)

Family Nutrition on a Budget
Budgeting at the supermarket doesn’t mean your family has to suffer when it comes to proper nutrition. There are many delicious, easy ways to get a healthy bang for your buck. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs in Fairfield County - April '09
Pediatricians get personal at Village Pediatrics in Westport and Pathways to Learning in Norwalk pave the way for children with special needs... (read the story...)

Do You Have a Highly Intuitive Child?
Do you have a highly intuitive child? Read the following 10 traits and check those that apply to your child (read the story...)

New in Manhattan - Speech Zone & Skateboarding Camp
2 new places have landed on the scene in NYC for kids! One is a series of social group classes for children with special needs, the other is a camp made for skaters... (read the story...)

Does My Child Have a Disability?
If parents are concerned that their child is “different”, it could just mean they are “delayed"... (read the story...)

Camp & Summer Program Options That Are Just Right
Summer is right around the corner and now is the time to start planning for your child’s summer camp experience. But where should you start and what should you know? (read the story...)

Caring for Kids, With Help From Her Own
Find out how Edith McCarthy, M.D., balances being a mother and having her own pediatric practice. (read the story...)

Increasing Adaptability in Your Autistic Child
Life can be challenging for a family that embraces a child with autism. It is not a simple task but it can be accomplished if you accept, adapt and be flexible. (read the story...)

How to Detect the Very Earliest Signs of Autism During Infancy
An important breakthrough makes it possible to spot precursors of autism in infants once you know what to look for. The earlier autism is diagnosed and therapy is begun, the greater the chance your child can be helped. (read the story...)

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...)


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