Growing Up with a Brother with Special Needs

Growing Up with a Brother with Special Needs

The important life lessons I learned from my brother—and why I wouldn’t change a thing.

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The Lesson of the Pizza Bowl Fail

The Lesson of the Pizza Bowl Fail

Accustomed to doing so much for her son, who has cerebral palsy, a mom realizes he’s old enough to start making some of his own decisions.

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Meet Chase, a 15-Year-Old Chef with Autism

Meet Chase, a 15-Year-Old Chef with Autism

Meet Chase Bailey, a 15-year-old chef with autism who has a cooking show on YouTube.com and recently released his own cookbook.

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Young Man With Special Needs Celebrates Booming Sock Business

Young Man With Special Needs Celebrates Booming Sock Business

John Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome from Long Island, co-founded John’s Crazy Socks. In just two months the online sock store has reached 1,000 customers.

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How Music Lessons Helped My Child With Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

How Music Lessons Helped My Child With Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

The story of how one child with special needs went from fearing music to celebrating it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Special Education Teacher Documents His Positive Teaching Methods with His Students

Special Education Teacher Documents His Positive Teaching Methods with His Students

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.

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Long Island Siblings Named as Owners of Coffee Business That Benefits Those with Special Needs

Long Island Siblings Named as Owners of Coffee Business That Benefits Those with Special Needs

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.

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Why It's Important to Celebrate Your Child's Small Victories

Why It's Important to Celebrate Your Child's Small Victories

Even when progress for your child is slow, there are things to celebrate; it’s important to honor small victories. Seemingly commonplace accomplishments are all the sweeter because of what could have been: the “what ifs” that thankfully never came to be—because of intervention.

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How One Mother Learned to Find Balance and Joy

One mother of a daughter with autism was going through a lot of changes in life when she found something that seemed empowering, new, and different. Her story, as told to Kaitlin Ahern, shows how a day of joy helped her release negative feelings and embrace the power of self-care.

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Yes, You and Your Child with Special Needs Can...

It's easy to get used to hearing about all the things your child with special needs can't do, but there are so many within their grasp with the right modifications and help. We spoke to various experts, parents, and even kids themselves for tips on how you can turn 'can't' into 'can.'

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Managing Your Emotions After Your Child’s Special Needs Diagnosis

From anger and denial to acceptance and joy, parents of children with special needs are sure to experience a mixed bag of emotions. Rita Eichenstein, Ph.D. explains what’s normal and how parents can manage feelings in a healthy way and accept diagnosis.

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