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Educational Center Launches New Program for Kids with Special Needs

Educational Center Launches New Program for Kids with Special Needs

A multi-sensory instructional program designed to aid children with learning disabilities, launches at Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C.

Pediatric Physical Therapy Center Opens in Somers

Pediatric Physical Therapy Center Opens in Somers

Metamorphosis Pediatric Physical Therapy opened in Somers, NY with a focus on Cuevas Medek Exercises.

Sesame Workshop Aims to Help Kids Understand Autism

Sesame Workshop Aims to Help Kids Understand Autism

Sesame Workshop's Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative aims to help all children better understand autism and combat the stigma of the spectrum disorder.

How To Choose a Babysitter for Your Child with Special Needs

How To Choose a Babysitter for Your Child with Special Needs

Choosing a babysitter for a child with special needs poses challenges to parents. Here are tips for how to find a sitter for your child with special needs.

Activities for NYC Families with Children with Special Needs in June

Activities for NYC Families with Children with Special Needs in June

We've gathered the best family-friendly events for children with special needs in New York City in June, including sensory-friendly screening of Hotel Transylvania at AMC theaters, mouth and foot painting at Children's Museum of Art in Soho, and art classes at MoMA.

Touring a School for a Child with Special Needs

Touring a School for a Child with Special Needs

What parents need to know about touring a preschool for their child with special needs, from safety issues to the staff and student body.

Top Things to Do in NYC for Kids with Autism

Top Things to Do in NYC for Kids with Autism

Best places in New York City for a fun day with a child who has autism--activities without long lines, loud noises, or other common challenges, including The Central Park Zoo, the Apple Store, and walking the Brooklyn Bridge.

Golf Clinic Offered for Children With Special Needs

Golf Clinic Offered for Children With Special Needs

T Off 4 Autism is holding a special needs golf clinic in Glen Head on June 18.

Being the Sibling of a Child with Special Needs

Being the Sibling of a Child with Special Needs

Their brothers and sisters have special needs, but these children face their own unique challenges—and opportunities for growth.

Autism Awareness Month Events in the New York Area

Autism Awareness Month Events in the New York Area

April is Autism Awareness month. Here are Autism Awareness events in the New York area.

Twin with Autism Seeks Someone to Love

Twin with Autism Seeks Someone to Love

I strived for years to help my daughter form meaningful relationships—from her own twin brother to future romantic partners.

How Children with Autism May Show Feelings

How Children with Autism May Show Feelings

Though it may sometimes not seem like it, children with autism have and show feelings in their own ways, plus tips to connect with a child on the spectrum.

The NYC Autism Charter School Hopes to Open Second Location

The NYC Autism Charter School Hopes to Open Second Location

Educators behind a charter school for autistic students in East Harlem hope to open up another location in the South Bronx in time for the 2017-18 school year.

Is There a Connection Between ADHD and ODD?

Is There a Connection Between ADHD and ODD?

A mental health counselor and board-certified ADHD coach explains the correlation between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.

Tommy Hilfiger and Runway of Dreams Launch Adaptive Clothing Line

Tommy Hilfiger and Runway of Dreams Launch Adaptive Clothing Line

Runway of Dreams, a nonprofit that collaborates with fashion designers to adapt mainstream clothing for the differently abled community, announced the launch of its collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger.

Shopping Cart for Special Needs Families Coming to Target

Shopping Cart for Special Needs Families Coming to Target

Caroline’s Carts are coming to Target and they will help families with children with special needs shop with greater ease.

Expert Advice for Parents on Children and Psychotherapy

Expert Advice for Parents on Children and Psychotherapy

Mental health professionals Michael O. Weiner, LCSW, and Les Paul Gallo-Silver, LCSW-R, BC-HSP, set out to demystify the therapy process for you and your child.

NYC To Pay Bullied Girl’s Private School Tuition

NYC To Pay Bullied Girl’s Private School Tuition

In a landmark decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York City will pay for a learning-disabled student’s private school tuition.

Does Advocating for Your Child With Special Needs Make You a Bully?

Does Advocating for Your Child With Special Needs Make You a Bully?

Is a mom who ceaselessly pushes for her child, who hounds the school with emails and questions a bully, or just doing what she needs to for her kid? A local mother and former teacher weighs in.

How Can I Help My ADHD Child Succeed in School?

How Can I Help My ADHD Child Succeed in School?

Help your ADHD child thrive academically with these strategies.

Brooklyn-Based Speech Buddies Launches Online Marketplace

Brooklyn-Based Speech Buddies Launches Online Marketplace

Speech Buddies Connect is an online marketplace that connects families with children with speech issues with local speech professionals.

Mother Receives a Flood of Support Following Her Request of Primrose Markers Donations for Her Son with Autism

Mother Receives a Flood of Support Following Her Request of Primrose Markers Donations for Her Son with Autism

Stacey Haley lives in Bowmanville, Ontario in Canada and wrote a Facebook post asking for Primrose marker donations for her son with autism, and received an overwhelming amount of support.

United Airlines Sends Sick Kids on a

United Airlines Sends Sick Kids on a "Fantasy Flight' to the North Pole

United Airlines organized a special flight for sick children to fly to the North Pole at Newark Liberty International Airport, where they met Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse, Minions, and Batman.

Mothers with This Ovarian Condition May Be More Likely to Have a Child with Autism

Mothers with This Ovarian Condition May Be More Likely to Have a Child with Autism

A study published by the Karolinska Institue in Stockholm, Sweden found that women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at a higher risk of having a child with autism.

Santa Asks a Little Girl What She Wants for Christmas Using Sign Language

Santa Asks a Little Girl What She Wants for Christmas Using Sign Language

Mali Phoenix Williams-Cody, 3, struggles with speech and language, but when she visited Santa Claus at the Cleveland Centre mall in Middlebrough, U.K., Santa was able to communicate using sign language!

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