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'Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective' Exclusive Interview

'Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective' Exclusive Interview

'Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective' is a feature documentary film directed by Charles Jones, chronicling the journey of five fathers whose children have all been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. We interviewed Jones and Anthony Merkerson, a Queens father featured in the film, and featured excerpts of the interview in our April issue. Read on for the full transcript.

Ask the Expert: Are My Child's Learning Problems Really Caused by Hidden Vision Problems?

Ask the Expert: Are My Child's Learning Problems Really Caused by Hidden Vision Problems?

A staggering number of children who have learning difficulties are also suffering from hidden vision problems, which may be the cause of their trouble in school. Local expert Michal Luchins, O.D., of Family Vision & Learning Center in Suffern, NY, weighs in on the critical link between vision and learning and how to tell if your child is struggling with learning-related vision problems.

Dreams Delayed

Dreams Delayed

When your child has autism or other developmental delays, he won’t conform to a typical schedule of milestones—and hopes you had envisioned for him may come true later than you imagined. Here are six pieces of advice, from parents who’ve been there, on adjusting to a child’s limitations.

Time Management 101

Time Management 101

Keeping children with learning disabilities and ADHD on a schedule—especially one they can eventually manage themselves—is doable. Our expert strategy will put you on the right path.

How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD

How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD

Are you looking to hire a private tutor for your child who has learning disabilities? Find out what questions you should ask and download a handy worksheet that will help you evaluate each candidate.

2011 Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids® Now Available in Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us Stores and Online

2011 Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids® Now Available in Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us Stores and Online

Toys "R" Us provides parents and caregivers with reliable gift recommendations for kids with special needs in its 2011 Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids. Find out which toys are on the list this year and all about the special features of the guide that can help you find the perfect toy for a child of any skill level or ability.

Programs, Camps, & Teams for Children with Special Needs in Westchester, Rockland, & Fairfield County

Programs, Camps, & Teams for Children with Special Needs in Westchester, Rockland, & Fairfield County

Children with special needs can make great gains playing sports, whether in programs just for them or on integrated teams. Here are some places in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield County to keep your kids active...

Crucial Tourette Syndrome Counseling Program Forced to Shut Down Due to Drastic New York State Budget Cuts

Crucial Tourette Syndrome Counseling Program Forced to Shut Down Due to Drastic New York State Budget Cuts

New York State budget cuts effective in the new year will take critical funding away from the New York City Tourette Syndrome Counseling Program and force it to shut down.

PlayWorks NYC Opens in Rego Park

PlayWorks NYC Opens in Rego Park

New in Rego Park, PlayWorks NYC provides pediatric care, including physical, occupational, speech and language therapies, to children with special needs.

Audrey Kinsella's Children's Book Celebrates Determination in the Face of Disability

Audrey Kinsella's Children's Book Celebrates Determination in the Face of Disability

Dingle the dog, who is determined to help his handicapped owner, teaches kids the value of hard work, patience, and a helpful attitude in this book by Audrey Kinsella.

5 Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

5 Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

For children with autism, Halloween can be a very scary time. Debora Harris, president of the ELIJA Foundation and director of the ELIJA School on Long Island, offers her top five tips on how parents can make Halloween more fun and less frightening for a child on the autism spectrum.

Get 20 Percent Off Triaid Tricycles for Kids with Disabilities

Get 20 Percent Off Triaid Tricycles for Kids with Disabilities

Triaid, an innovative manufacturer of special needs equipment for children, offers tricycles especially adapted for kids with disabilities. Get our discount code for 20 percent off!

Books by Samantha McLeod Offer Insights of a Special Sibling

Books by Samantha McLeod Offer Insights of a Special Sibling

Samantha McLeod's trilogy of children's books document her experience growing up with, and learning to accept and love, a brother who has autism.

Hope Paige Medical ID Bracelets Keep Kids Fashionable and Safe

Hope Paige Medical ID Bracelets Keep Kids Fashionable and Safe

These medical ID and awareness bracelets by Hope Paige Medical are a subtle way to keep kids with medical conditions or special needs safe when they're away from home, and they're modern and fashionable enough to wear everyday.

A Bill of Rights For Parents of Kids With Special Needs

A Bill of Rights For Parents of Kids With Special Needs

A Bill of Rights for Parent of Kids with Special Needs written by a Ellen Seidman, in honor of her son Max, and all children with special needs.

Learn about Dyslexia Symptoms, Warning Signs, and Resources

Learn about Dyslexia Symptoms, Warning Signs, and Resources

Learn all about this developmental reading disorder, including facts, warning signs, common myths, and more, by checking out our round-up of dyslexia information.

Jewels Insitute Yoga Fundraiser Raises $6,000 for Children's Speech Therapy Program

Jewels Insitute Yoga Fundraiser Raises $6,000 for Children's Speech Therapy Program

The Jewels Institute, a nonprofit organization in New Rochelle, hosted a yoga fundraiser to raise money for its free Speak to the Beat program, a speech therapy program offered to local children who are underserved or have special needs.

Kids of Courage Takes 150 Sick Kids on the Summer Vacation of a Lifetime

Kids of Courage Takes 150 Sick Kids on the Summer Vacation of a Lifetime

Kids of Courage, a Long Island-based nonprofit organization, took more than 100 local children, all either chronically ill or with severe special needs, on a nine-day summer vacation to San Francisco.

Skoog Makes Creating Music Possible for All Abilities

Skoog Makes Creating Music Possible for All Abilities

The Skoog, an innovative new instrument that can play an orchestra of sounds, gives children with special needs the ability to create music.

New HearBuilder Program Teaches Kids How to Follow Directions

New HearBuilder Program Teaches Kids How to Follow Directions

Super Duper Publications' HearBuilder series has introduced a new software program that helps kids, with or without special needs, improve their listening skills and learn how to follow directions.

The Super Glider Bike Helps Those with Special Needs Learn to Ride

The Super Glider Bike Helps Those with Special Needs Learn to Ride

Glide Bikes' new Super Glider is specially designed to help older kids and adults with special needs learn to ride by first improving motor skills and balance.

Jeepers Peepers Game Helps Kids Develop Early Language Skills

Jeepers Peepers Game Helps Kids Develop Early Language Skills

Jeepers Peepers, The Ask and Answer Question Game, puts a fun spin on the age-old 20 Questions game and helps kids develop early language and a host of other skills.

'The Silver Mist' Sheds a New Light on Down Syndrome

'The Silver Mist' Sheds a New Light on Down Syndrome

"The Silver Mist," a fiction novel told from the perspective of a young woman with Down syndrome, is a touching and unique read that raises questions about the ways in which we view this illness.

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid

An autistic teen hopes to increase acceptance and understanding of those with autism through his book, "How to Talk to an Autistic Kid," which explains autism and its symptoms in easy-to-understand terms.

Etnies Shoe Line Benefits Autism Speaks

Etnies Shoe Line Benefits Autism Speaks

Etnies, maker of action shoes and apparel, has partnered with Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, to create co-branded kids' RVM and Fader footwear that support Autism Speaks' mission.




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