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