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Future Applications of Brain Research for Kids With Special Needs

Future Applications of Brain Research for Kids With Special Needs

In hopes of gaining a greater understanding of how the brain works, Manhattan-based organization, the Child Mind Institute advocates more scientific research of children with learning disorders and psychiatric disabilities. The organization believes that more studies could lead to more accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Suffolk County

Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Suffolk County

UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs in Suffolk County, Long Island? Find support by connecting with other families, parents, and caregivers in Suffolk County who have kids with special needs.

Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Nassau County

Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Nassau County

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.

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Staten Island

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 on Staten Island who have kids with special needs.

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in The Bronx

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 the Bronx who have kids with special needs.

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Queens

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 Queens who have kids with special needs.

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Brooklyn

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.

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in NYC

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in NYC

UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Raising a child with special needs in Manhattan? Find support by connecting with other NYC families, parents, and caregivers in New York City who have kids with special needs.

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Fairfield

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 Fairfield County who have kids with special needs.

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Rockland

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.

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Westchester

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 Westchester County who have kids with special needs.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Bubble-Wrapped Words, Link Between Simplicity and ADHD, and Each Child's Uniqueness

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Bubble-Wrapped Words, Link Between Simplicity and ADHD, and Each Child's Uniqueness

From the spring summer 2013 issue of Special Parent magazine, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, or plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of special parenting.

Support Groups for Families of Kids with Special Needs

Support Groups for Families of Kids with Special Needs

Local groups offer support, inspiration, and resources for parents and families of children with special needs. Find a special needs support group, including groups for those dealing with autism, learning disabilities, ADD, in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties.

Free Program for Parents Teaches How to Affect Positive Change in Community

Free Program for Parents Teaches How to Affect Positive Change in Community

The Parent Leadership Initiative is a free program that teaches parents how to affect positive change in the community for their children.

Support 'Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective': Read, Donate, Engage

Support 'Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective': Read, Donate, Engage

'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. Here we feature the full transcript, an opportunity to support the film, and information about a special screening hosted by the ALM Outreach Campaign.

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.

Family Resource Centers Offer Free Information and Support to NYC Residents

Family Resource Centers Offer Free Information and Support to NYC Residents

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene funds nine Family Resource Centers (FRCs) throughout New York City, which opened last fall and now offer a full menu of services to local families.

Parents of Children with Special Needs: How to Tame the 'Worry Reflex'

Parents of Children with Special Needs: How to Tame the 'Worry Reflex'

A mom to an autistic 7-year-old reflects on her child's day in the spotlight, and the accompanying anxiety that can sometimes seem ever-present. Together with experts in the field, she offers advice to parents on how to tame their own 'worry reflex.'

A Guide to Planning Ahead for Your Child with Special Needs: Services and Care Options After High School and Beyond

A Guide to Planning Ahead for Your Child with Special Needs: Services and Care Options After High School and Beyond

Parents of children with autism and other special needs must prepare in advance for their kids' well-being and long-term care. Consult our guide for advice from special needs experts on the services and options available to your child after high school and beyond.




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