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Professional Services for Kids with Special Needs in Westchester County

Professional Services for Kids with Special Needs in Westchester County

UPDATED September 2019: Looking to find the best services in Westchester County for your child with special needs? Westchester offers parents support through a broad range of professional services for their children on the autism spectrum as well a...

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LGBTQ+ Support and Community Centers for Families in the New York Area

LGBTQ+ Support and Community Centers for Families in the New York Area

Finding support and community can seem difficult for young people trying to figure out their identities, make connections and find acceptance. We’ve compiled a list of community and support centers for every kid in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Suff...

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Making a Plan for Your Child with Special Needs' Life

Making a Plan for Your Child with Special Needs' Life

In Susan Platkin’s eyes, self-direction has always been the only acceptable path for her daughter Ruth. Ruth is 32 and has intellectual disabilities and bipolar disorder, and despite her unique challenges now lives in an apartment in East Northport...

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Find Out What's So Special About the Gillen Brewer School

Find Out What's So Special About the Gillen Brewer School

The Gillen Brewer School, an independent school that focuses on special needs education helps its students grow through individualized attention, remarkably low student to staff ratios, and a strong relationship with the families it serves. With st...

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Brooklyn Heights Psychologist Offering Free Support Group for Parents of Children With Social Difficulties

Brooklyn Heights Psychologist Offering Free Support Group for Parents of Children With Social Difficulties

A free support group for parents of young children with social communication difficulties, ADHD, and Aspergers is being held in Brooklyn Heights by Steven Goldman, Psy.D. Dr. Goldman is both a licensed psychologist and the parent of a child wit...

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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 believe...

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Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Suffolk County

Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Suffolk County

UPDATED MARCH 2016: 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.

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Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs on Long Island

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs on Long Island

UPDATED APRIL 2019: Raising a child with a unique set of special needs can have you feeling isolated and unsure of how to connect with other parents going through the same thing—and unfortunately, support groups are hard to find if you don’t know w...

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

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

UPDATED MARCH 2016: 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.

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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 MARCH 2016: 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.

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Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Queens

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Queens

UPDATED MARCH 2016: 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.

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Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Brooklyn

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Brooklyn

UPDATED MARCH 2016: 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.

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Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in New York City

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in New York City

UPDATED APRIL 2019: Raising a child with a unique set of special needs can have you feeling isolated and unsure of how to connect with other parents going through the same thing—and unfortunately, support groups are hard to find if you don’t know w...

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Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Fairfield

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Fairfield

UPDATED MARCH 2016: 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.

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Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Rockland and New Jersey Counties

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Rockland and New Jersey Counties

UPDATED APRIL 2019: aising a child with a unique set of special needs can have you feeling isolated and unsure of how to connect with other parents going through the same thing—and unfortunately, support groups are hard to find if you don’t know wh...

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Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Westchester

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in Westchester

UPDATED APRIL 2019: Raising a child with a unique set of special needs can have you feeling isolated and unsure of how to connect with other parents going through the same thing—and unfortunately, support groups are hard to find if you don’t know ...

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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.

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Support Groups for Families of Kids with Special Needs

Support Groups for Families of Kids with Special Needs

For parents of kids with special needs, finding support and resources can be a challenge. Here you can find groups for families with loved ones who have autism, developmental disabilities, ADHD, hearing impairments, severe injuries, and more–in NYC...

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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.

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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 Me...

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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 Disabili...

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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.

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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.'

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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 sc...

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