HappyFest is the very first all-ages, all-abilities obstacle course and festival of its kind and will be held fat Long Island Sports Park, in Calverton, NY, on Oct. 15th.
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Many kids refuse to go to school when the first day comes around, but for some, it may be more than back-to-school anxiety.
We've gathered the best family-friendly events for children with special needs in New York City in September, 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.
Safari Adventure in Riverhead has been refinished and now includes arcade games and inflatables as well as a sensory calming spa for kids with special needs.
Girl AGain boutique in White Plains is hosting in-store events this fall, including author readings, tea parties, and craft activities.
A study that aims to research whether specific genes are linked to autism is looking for participants.
A mother shares her tips to help her son with special needs transition to a new school this fall.
Where to find centers and therapists providing ABA--applied behavior analysis--to kids with special needs, including autism, in Nassau County and Suffolk County.
Our guide of professional services for kids with special needs on Long Island, NY, including therapists, opticians, and more.
A list of lawyers, educational consultants, therapists, and other professional special needs advocates on Long Island, NY.
Healthcare providers, pediatricians, dentists, and other doctors for kids with special needs and learning differences throughout Long Island.
After-school activities, classes, and other fun programs for kids with special needs and learning differences on Long Island.
Our guide of professional services for kids with special needs in Queens, NY.
Our list of schools and educational programs for children with special needs in Queens.
Healthcare providers, including pediatricians, dentists, and other doctors, for kids with special needs and learning differences in Rockland County.
After-school activities, classes, and other fun programs for kids with special needs and learning differences in Westchester County.
A multi-sensory instructional program designed to aid children with learning disabilities, launches at Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C.
Metamorphosis Pediatric Physical Therapy opened in Somers, NY with a focus on Cuevas Medek Exercises.
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.
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.
What parents need to know about touring a preschool for their child with special needs, from safety issues to the staff and student body.
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.
T Off 4 Autism is holding a special needs golf clinic in Glen Head on June 18.
Their brothers and sisters have special needs, but these children face their own unique challenges—and opportunities for growth.
April is Autism Awareness month. Here are Autism Awareness events in the New York area.
I strived for years to help my daughter form meaningful relationships—from her own twin brother to future romantic partners.
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.
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.
A mental health counselor and board-certified ADHD coach explains the correlation between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.
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.
Caroline’s Carts are coming to Target and they will help families with children with special needs shop with greater ease.
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.
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.
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.
Help your ADHD child thrive academically with these strategies.
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
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 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.
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.
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!
When a child is diagnosed with autism, he may benefit from applied behavior analysis. But what exactly is ABA and how will it help your child? We've got the answers here.
Christopher Ulmer is a special education teacher in Florida that documents his positive interactions with his students on Facebook and approaches teaching them in a loving way.
Stacey Wohl is a mother of two children with autism and has opened a business called Our Coffee with a Cause to help other special-needs families.
Brandon Williams, an autistic teen, saved his classmate with the Heimlich Maneuver.
What to do if you child is reading below their grade level.
Concerned about your child meeting speech-language milestones when they should? Wonder when you should take your child to a speech-language pathologist? Betty Aboff, MA., CCC-SLP, answers your questions.
The costs of all those services for your child with special needs add up. Plan ahead and know what's tax-deductible, how to deal with insurance companies, the benefits of Medicaid waivers, and how to write a letter of intent to plan for your child's future.
Tips for writing a letter of intent for your child with special needs, including the format, pertinent information, and who should help write it.
Medicaid waivers offer similar benefits of Medicaid, but with certain requirements waived. Here are the benefits of Medicaid waivers for those with special needs, the application process, and why you should apply now.
While we can’t give tax advice, we’ve got some expert tips on things to consider when itemizing your taxes. Many services and expenses you might not have realized could be tax deductible.