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Everyday Heroes: Meet Randy Reyes

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.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Angelina McFarlane

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.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Sam McCarthy

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.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Kenny Berg

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.

Miracle League of Long Island Gives Kids with Special Needs a Chance to Play Ball

Miracle League of Long Island Gives Kids with Special Needs a Chance to Play Ball

Kristine Fitzpatrick founded the Miracle League to provide homerun miracles to children with special needs on Long Island.

In Queens, Kids Can Join Story Time Via Skype

In Queens, Kids Can Join Story Time Via Skype

Queens Library and the NYC Department of Education have teamed up to offer the new Mail-A-Book program, which delivers books, educational materials, and other library services to homebound Queens residents who are too sick to visit a library location.

The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

From kung fu to tae kwon do to karate, martial arts have many benefits and great appeal for kids. Here's what you need to know before you enroll your little ninja.

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.

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!

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.

Speech Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Resources

Speech Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Resources

Speech disorders, which include stuttering, affect five to 10 percent of all kids, can have affects on social interactions and behavior as well as self-esteem. Boys are about four times more likely to have speech disorders than girls.

Elementary School Students Get a Lesson on Tolerance

Elementary School Students Get a Lesson on Tolerance

Young children don't always understand what it means to have special needs. One mom shares how she explained her son's special needs to the young kids in his class, and how the children then brought tolerance to the classroom.

New Technology at the Bronx's Rett Syndrome Center Helps Children Communicate

New Technology at the Bronx's Rett Syndrome Center Helps Children Communicate

New eye-gaze technologies at the Rett Syndrome Center at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx allow children affected by Rett to communicate with others.

Understanding Rett Syndrome

Understanding Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome is a rare and life-altering brain disorder that almost exclusively affects girls. Intense therapy is required to manage the disorder, but recent research presents reasons to hope a cure is possible.

Long Island Disability Awareness Night Honors Three Local Heroes

Long Island Disability Awareness Night Honors Three Local Heroes

You may know that on May 18 the New York Mets trounced the Washington Nationals at Citi Field (shutting the Nats out 3-0). But for many in the stands that night, there was more to celebrate than a home team victory. It was also Long Island Disability Awareness Night, an event that honored the contributions of local individuals living with disabilities along with their families and caregivers.

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 Choose a Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities

How to Choose a Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities

It can be hard for parents of children with disabilities to find a summer camp that's just the right fit for their child. Here, Gary Shulman, program director for Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc., offers helpful tips on navigating the options.

Travel Tips for Families with a Visually Impaired Child

Travel Tips for Families with a Visually Impaired Child

The Hadley School for the Blind offers six tips on how to maximize the experience of a family trip for a child with a visual impairment.

Babies With Healthy Smiles

Babies With Healthy Smiles

So many infants and toddlers are having problems with tooth decay. What can I do now to prevent tooth decay in my newborn’s mouth?




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NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.

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