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Best Parenting Tips for Families of Children with Special Needs

Here is a list of some great tips. Share your advice.

6 Ways To Make School Days Better For Sensory Kids

I know I'm not alone. I get smiles in solidarity, hear the groans at the local Starbucks, and share the frazzled mom look of yoga pants, messy hair and tired eyes. It's called back-to-school shock.

Love That Max: Special Needs Blog

This weekend, Max discovered blinking. We were working on his weekly book report and I think he needed a break because all of a sudden, he started to blink rapidly at me with both eyes and crack up. I did, too.

9 Things Never to Say to a Parent of a Special Needs Child

If you know a mom or dad of a special needs child, you probably want to let them know that they have your support. But plenty of well-meaning statements can come across the wrong way. Read on for nine lines-all heard by real moms-that are likely to offend, plus ideas for what to say instead.

Magazines & Newsletters

Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Love That Max: Special Needs Blog

This guest post is from Joanna Dreifus, who writes My Mom Shops . She lives in NYC with her two kids and is on the Board of YAI's New York League for Early Learning . She is all kinds of awesome.

Top Ten Most Ridiculous Comments Heard at an IEP Meeting

By Dennise Goldberg In my job as a special education advocate, and my other job as a parent of a child with special needs, I have been involved in too many Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings to count. During these numerous IEP meetings I have met some wonderful, caring, knowledgeable, well meaning Teachers and School Personnel.

Five things to Know About Parents of Children with Special Needs

My husband and I adopted our daughter when she was nine years old. She has a long list of mental health diagnoses. We quickly discovered that parenting a special needs child results in the whole family having a special set of needs.