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9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

For parents of children with disabilities, here are 9 iPhone apps that offer convenient capabilities in an easy-to-carry package.

February 2011
2010 Special Needs Law Update

2010 Special Needs Law Update

In a quiet year for special needs legislation, bullying became a national focus and two major laws marked anniversaries.

January 2011
Choosing Toys for Special Needs

Choosing Toys for Special Needs

Here's how to choose gifts that promote lifelong motor, language, cognitive and social skills.

December 2010
Is Private School the Answer?

Is Private School the Answer?

For kids with special needs, receiving independent school tuition hinges on wheher the home district can provide an apppropriate education.

November 2010
Are You Ready for an IEP Update?

Are You Ready for an IEP Update?

The beginning of the school year is a good time for a review of your child's IEP. You can establish goals for the school year and meet new members of your child’s education team.

September 2010
A 'Cheat Sheet' for the Teacher

A 'Cheat Sheet' for the Teacher

A two-sided page can give special needs educators and therapists a quick reference to understand your child's disability and behavior.

August 2010
3 Types of Special Needs Support

3 Types of Special Needs Support

You can find insights and empathy online, in person or in groups for your child.

July 2010
Preventing Heat Stress

Preventing Heat Stress

Parents can help prevent dehydration and overheating in the hot months. Children with certain special needs are particularly vulnerable.

June 2010
Your Extended School Year Rights

Your Extended School Year Rights

Our federal and state special education laws recognize that your child’s disability does not take a vacation. As a result, a school district’s obligation to provide qualified students with a Free and Appropriate Public Education doesn’t end in June.

May 2010
Special Needs Camps Empower Kids

Special Needs Camps Empower Kids

Kids with special needs don’t have to miss out on the summer camp experience. Many camps are geared to specific disabilities. Others work hard to accommodate special needs.

March 2010
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