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Special Needs Parenting

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Record a Family Medical History

Record a Family Medical History

A family health history helps doctors know how to treat you and your kids.

November 2013
Dual Enrollment for Special Education

Dual Enrollment for Special Education

The pros and cons of dual enrollment for special education

November 2013
Vocational Training Prepares Young Adults for the Future

Vocational Training Prepares Young Adults for the Future

How vocational training in the Delaware Valley prepares students for career success. Plus, school-to-adult transition planning begins at 14.

October 2013
Repetitive Stress

Repetitive Stress

How to cope with repetitive behavior often found in kids with autism

September 2013
5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

A step-by-step guide to helping children with special needs transition from early intervention services to special education in Kindergarten

August 2013
How to Support Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

How to Support Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

Siblings of children with special needs often feel frustrated or resentful of the family dynamic. Moms from Pennsylvania and Delaware explain how they support and pay attention to all their kids, not just the one with special needs.

July 2013
ADHD in Kids on the Rise

ADHD in Kids on the Rise

ADHD in kids is rising dramatically. Philadelphia-area experts discuss the new ADHD information and what parents should do if they feel their child is misdiagnosed.

June 2013
Guardianship for Grown Kids

Guardianship for Grown Kids

Parents of children with special needs must consider whether a guardian is required once the child reaches the age of adulthood.

May 2013
Kids need sensory play

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

April 2013
Differences Welcome

Differences Welcome

Families with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.

April 2013
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