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Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Nassau County, Long Island
UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs in Nassau County, Long Island? Find support by connecting with other NYC families, parents, and caregivers in your community who have kids with special needs. Read on to find a group in Nassau County. (read the story...)

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Staten Island
Raising a child with special needs in Staten Island? Find support by connecting with other NYC families, parents, and caregivers in your community who have kids with special needs. Read on to find a group in Staten Island, NY. (read the story...)

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in The Bronx
UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs in The Bronx? Find support by connecting with other families, parents, and caregivers in your community who have kids with special needs. Read on to find a group in Bronx, NY. (read the story...)

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Queens
UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs in Queens? Find support by connecting with other NYC families, parents, and caregivers in your community who have kids with special needs. Read on to find a group in Queens, NY. (read the story...)

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Brooklyn
UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs in Brooklyn, NY. Find support by connecting with other families, parents, and caregivers in your community who have kids with special needs. Read on to find a support group in Brooklyn. (read the story...)

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Manhattan
UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs in Manhattan? Find support by connecting with other NYC families, parents, and caregivers in your community who have kids with special needs. Read on to find a group in Manhattan. (read the story...)

Homegrown Hero: Bronx Blogger Helps Dispel Special Needs Stigmas
Through her blog Autism Wonderland, Bronx writer Lisa Quinones, who is also the parent of a child with autism, helps dispel special needs stigmas in the Latino community. She's also a hero for following her own dream while raising a child with special needs. (read the story...)

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Fairfield
UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs can be challenging. Find support by connecting with other families, parents, and caregivers in your community who have kids with special needs. Read on to find a group in Fairfield county and the surrounding areas. (read the story...)

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Rockland
UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs can be challenging. Find support by connecting with other families, parents, and caregivers in your community who have kids with special needs. Read on to find a group in Rockland county. (read the story...)

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Westchester
UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs can be challenging. Find support by connecting with other families, parents, and caregivers in your community who have kids with special needs. Read on to find a group in Westchester county. (read the story...)

14th Street Y Offers Fitness Classes for Kids with Special Needs
The 14th Street Y in NYC's East Village offers the KOL Program, which includes sports, fitness, movement, and music classes for kids with autism and communication disorders or language delays. (read the story...)

Kids and Anxiety: Why Tough Love Is Important
Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders, explains the best way parents can deal with their children's anxiety at home, to aid in the treatment process. (read the story...)

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?
Experts from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies explain what cognitive behavioral therapies are, common CBT treatment strategies, and what you can expect during and after CBT treatment sessions for anxiety or a related disorder. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her First Period
How to help your girl, whose special needs make the first menstruation experience more challenging, cope with getting her period for the first time and develop healthy habits from the beginning. (read the story...)

Birth Control and the HPV Vaccine for Girls with Special Needs
When a young girl with disabilities gets her period for the first time, and questions arise about birth control, the HPV vaccine, and other precautions, there's more to consider than whether she plans to be sexually active. (read the story...)

10-Point Checklist to Prepare for Your Daughter's First Period
Is your daughter with special needs about to get her period for the first time? Here is a 10-point checklist to help you prepare her for her first menstruation, including how to help her understand and accept the experience and self-care it requires. (read the story...)

Literacy lifts children with Down syndrome socially
Apart from an improved aptitude for learning, literacy helps children with Down syndrome by building self-esteem and confidence to interact socially. (read the story...)

Making Sense of the Affordable Care Act’s Open Enrollment Marketplaces
Obamacare's open enrollment period for health insurance marketplaces begins on Oct. 1. This key feature of the Affordable Care Act means guaranteed coverage for more families with members with disabilities and other pre-existing conditions, but it will take some time to see how employers and individuals adapt to the changes. (read the story...)

Child and Family Counseling Center Opens in Westport
Boost! Child and Family Services, a Westport-based family counseling and support center, recently opened. The center provides individual and group therapy, classroom advocacy, school staff training, and child and family counseling services in Fairfield County. (read the story...)

Study on Autism Shows Link Between Motor Skills and Social Skills
Communicating can be difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder, but a new study shows a link between social interaction and motor skills. Researchers believe that helping children with autism develop motor skill will also improve their social skills. (read the story...)

Los Ninos Expands Early Intervention Services to Staten Island
Los Ninos, which provides on-site and in-home ABA services for young children with autism and developmental delays, has taken over the organization formerly known as CHIP on Staten Island, where it will expand its early intervention services. (read the story...)

Fast Flash Cards Help Teach Reading to Kids with Down Syndrome
Teaching kids with Down syndrome how to read may not use the traditional phonics methods used widely by traditional schools. Instead, a fast flash method of going through flashcards of words and pictures at a quick speed helps kids with Down syndrome how to read. (read the story...)

A Dose of Tolerance
Plenty has been written about teaching children to be more tolerant of their peers with special needs, but what about reaching unsympathetic adults? How to handle those intrusive questions and ignorant comments, whether on the playground or, ahem, at a family gathering. (read the story...)

Kids Learning Loft Offers Animal Therapy, Social Skills Program
Williston Park-based therapy center for children with special needsWilliston Park-based therapy center for children with special needs now offers two new therapy programs: animal therapy and an after-school social skills peer-based program. The loft, which caters to children on the autism spectrum and with ADD or ADHD, also offers in-home therapy, speech therapy, and yoga, as well as consultation services. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Anger Management Tools Work for Children with Special Needs?
Does your child with special needs need help managing their anger? Certified peer mediation specialist David Wolffe shares what anger management techniques help children with special needs manage and express anger in a positive way. (read the story...)


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