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Everyday Heroes: Meet Randy Reyes
"How wrong they were," Randy's mom says of the early specialists who grossly overestimated how limiting this brave boy's cerebral palsy would be. Randy has since graduated high school and is enrolled in college in Manhattan. (read the story...)

Everyday Heroes: Meet Courtney Raible
Busy, busy: With a four-day-a-week job, a regular volunteering gig, volleyball, bingo, theater, and more, this developmentally delayed young lady is never bored, and always determined. (read the story...)

Everyday Heroes: Meet Angelina McFarlane
Defying early expectations, this preschooler with cerebral palsy has begun to use her voice and has strengthened core muscles, improving her chances of walking. Her family loves her no matter what. (read the story...)

Everyday Heroes: Meet Matthew Futterman
This Long Islander, who has autism, courageously crossed the finish line of his 26-mile dream. Matthew started running when he found it calmed his anxiety, and with the help of a dedicated coach, he completed the New York City Marathon. (read the story...)

Everyday Heroes: Meet Sam McCarthy
Not only has this "happy, stubborn man," as his dad describes him, lived beyond the age doctors predicted when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but a residential farm-based facility in upstate New York gives him real purpose. (read the story...)

Everyday Heroes: Meet Joshua Eber
Joshua Eber, an accomplished Rockland-based actor who happens to have Down syndrome, is a role model and a downright happy guy. Joshua has defied many medical expectations throughout his life in order to pursue his passion for performing. (read the story...)

Is a Health Care Proxy Right for Your Child with Disabilities?
If your child has a disability and is about to turn 18, you should know about options such as a Health Care Proxy and the more involved legal guardianship, both of which allow you to stay involved in your child's medical care once he reaches adulthood. (read the story...)

Everyday Heroes: Meet Kenny Berg
Born blind, deaf, and with a developmental disability, Kenny Berg of Queens has defied doctor's expectations from the start. His fighting spirit, combined with his mother's passionate advocacy, has set the stage for a life full of independence and love. (read the story...)

Overnight Respite Programs for Children with Special Needs in the NYC Area
If your child has special needs, an overnight respite program can provide some much needed relief. Here, we put together a list of places that offer overnight respite for children in the NYC area, including Long Island and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties. (read the story...)

Two New Summer Camps for Children with Social Deficits
Rockland Jewish Family Service Summer Camps for Children with Social Deficits will offer two new programs this summer: Camp Kipanga for children ages 5-10 and Camp Katikati for children ages 11-13. The camps are for children with social deficits such as autism, ADD, and social anxiety. (read the story...)

Your Child Had A Special Needs Diagnosis—Now What?
Learning that your child has special needs can be overwhelming and coping with the diagnosis can daunting. Rockland County mom Debbie Bertrand shares her experiences as she navigated life after her daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. (read the story...)

Mid-Island Y JCC Receives Donation for Special Needs Center
Mid-Island Y JCC’s center for special needs in Plainview has a new name—the Adler Center for Special Needs—due to a donation from Kenneth and Ann Dorman Adler. The center provides services for children and adults with special needs. (read the story...)

Easter Seals' Inclusive Preschool Opens in Sayville
Easter Seals Child Development Center recently opened an inclusive preschool for children with and without special needs on Long Island. The preschool’s lesson plans are designed to fit the unique needs of the students, and the creative curriculum meets children where they are at developmentally. (read the story...)

Social Skills Group Focuses on Outdoor Activities
Cooke Center, a learning and development center for children with special needs, now offers an outdoor-based social skills group for children in Manhattan. (read the story...)

'The Best Advice I Ever Got': How to Cope with a Special Needs Diagnosis
Eleven parents of kids with special needs, all of whom have become experts in the special needs field, share the greatest wisdom they received that helped them cope after their children were diagnosed with disabilities. (read the story...)

Groups Help Children Gain Social Skills
Upper West Side’s Team Esteem helps children who have social, emotional, and behavioral challenges through social skills groups, art therapy, and facilitated play dates. Children gain social skills, communication skills, self-esteem, problem-solving skills, and more. (read the story...)

What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope
As parents, we all have meltdowns now and then. Dr. Rita Eichenstein suggests key ways to deal with stress and frustration that will help you avoid the "end of the rope" and help you and your family feel happier. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Do You Recommend Mediation for Divorcing Parents of a Child with Special Needs?
Many attorneys suggest mediation for parents who are divorcing. We asked H. Michael Stern, Esq., MSW, an attorney and certified mediator on Long Island, how mediation can help in a divorce, especially when a child with special needs is involved. (read the story...)

Long Island JCC Plans to Expand Its Golf Program for Those with Disabilities
The JCC of the Greater Five Towns on Long Island is planning to expand its Play Golf program, which helps kids and young adults with disabilities learn the sport of golf as they get physical exercise and develop socialization skills. (read the story...)

Introducing: AutisMate
An NYC computer scientist was inspired to create AutisMate, an award-winning app that helps people with autism communicate, by his younger brother who has autism. Discover how this research-supported tool may be life-changing for your child, too. (read the story...)

Special Stuff: Part 3
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No Apologies
When one mom realized she didn't owe strangers an explanation, a defense, or an apology when it came to her son's actions, she found she helped empower her son with autism. Linda Kimpton explains helping her 7-year-old son navigate life with no apologies. (read the story...)

Meet Your Staff
When you became a “special needs parent,” you unwittingly took on a new (unpaid) position as head of personnel for your child’s myriad specialists. Take a crash course in management from another SN mom with lots of experience under her belt. (read the story...)

No Ordinary Journey
When her infant daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, one mom turned her questions into action. Laverne's inspiring story about traveling the world with Kasenya and their family will inspire you to redefine the possibilities and journeys presented to your own family. (read the story...)

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Suffolk County, Long Island
UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs in Suffolk 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 Suffolk County. (read the story...)


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