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Learning Disabilities: Know Your Child's Rights

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.

A Parents' Guide to Special Needs

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.

Section 504 and IDEA Comparison Chart

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.

The Best Toys for Kids with Special Needs - 2010 Gift Guide

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.

Parents of Children with Special Needs: How to Tame the 'Worry Reflex'

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.'

A Guide to Planning Ahead for Your Child with Special Needs: Services and Care Options After High School and Beyond

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.

826 NYC: The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company's Secret (Literacy) Weapon

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.

How to Maintain Your Marriage While Caring for a Child with Special Needs

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.

Warning Signs of Autism and the Importance of Early Intervention

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.

Special Needs Sports Programs in the New York Metro Area

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.

Special Needs Sports Programs in Suffolk County, Long Island

Special Needs Sports Programs in Suffolk County, Long Island

Find sports programs in Suffolk County, Long Island, that cater to kids with special needs.

Special Needs Sports Programs in Nassau County, Long Island

Special Needs Sports Programs in Nassau County, Long Island

Find sports programs in Nassau County, Long Island, that cater to kids with special needs.

Special Needs Sports Programs in Queens

Special Needs Sports Programs in Queens

Find sports programs in Queens that caters to kids with special needs.

Special Needs Sports Programs in Brooklyn

Special Needs Sports Programs in Brooklyn

Find sports programs in Brooklyn that cater to kids with special needs.

Special Needs Sports Programs in Manhattan

Special Needs Sports Programs in Manhattan

Find sports programs in Manhattan that caters to kids with special needs.

Special Needs Sports Programs in Fairfield County, CT

Special Needs Sports Programs in Fairfield County, CT

Find sports programs in the Fairfield County, CT, area that cater to kids with special needs.

Special Needs Sports Programs in Westchester County, NY

Special Needs Sports Programs in Westchester County, NY

Find sports programs in the Westchester County, NY, area that caters to kids with special needs.

Special Needs Sports Programs in Rockland County, NY

Special Needs Sports Programs in Rockland County, NY

Find sports programs in the Rockland County, NY, area that cater to kids with special needs.

The Benefits of Sports for Children with Special Needs

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.

How to Have a Stress-Free Vacation with Your Special Needs Child

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.

Siblings of Children with Special Needs Have Unique Needs Themselves

Siblings of Children with Special Needs Have Unique Needs Themselves

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.

Siblings of Children with Special Needs Have Unique Needs Themselves

Siblings of Children with Special Needs Have Unique Needs Themselves

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.

Mompreneur: Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman Opens Third School for Language Development on Long Island

Mompreneur: Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman Opens Third School for Language Development on Long Island

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.

Why More Moms Are Choosing to Save Stem Cells

Why More Moms Are Choosing to Save Stem Cells

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.

How To Design a Calming Room for Autistic Kids

How To Design a Calming Room for Autistic Kids

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.




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