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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 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 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 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...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Young Students Get a Lesson on Special Needs and Tolerance
One mother shares what the other kids in class are asking about your special needs child—and reveals how she handled answering them after her child experienced a very embarrassing incident at recess. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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? (read the story...)




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