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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
EARLY INTERVENTION

EARLY INTERVENTION

If you suspect a developmental delay, initial services could be critically important to your child.

March 2013

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Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Local mom Lori DeMonia's family faves includes good autism support resources

Autism: Through My Eyes

Autism: Through My Eyes

10 things kids with autism want the world to know

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Healthy Living

Kids and Therapy

Kids and Therapy

5 ways therapy helps prepare kids for life

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Book Reviews

Kids' Books: Noah's Ark and Blackberry Fool

Kids' Books: Noah's Ark and Blackberry Fool

Reviews of the new children's books Noah's Ark and A Fine Dessert

Prom Savings

Prom Savings

How to save on prom — from the dress to the ride to prom pictures — plus prom themes and party ideas

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Music Reviews

Party Playlist & New Kids Music

Party Playlist & New Kids Music

Kathy O'Connell reviews three new kids music CDs and shares her party playlist.

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Family Fun Features

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

What to do with kids in and around Doylestown, PA

Party Places

Party Places

Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

What to do with kids in and around Doylestown, PA

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet an MK Family: The Keelys

Meet an MK Family: The Keelys

Meet the family behind Morgan's Magical Ears, which delivers buckets of goodies to kids undergoing surgery at CHOP

The Score: Sports Camps

The Score: Sports Camps

Sports camps for young athletes of all skill levels

How Camps Build Leadership

How Camps Build Leadership

How summer camps build leadership skills through games and activities they can't get at home or school

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Classes

How to Be a Child Star

How to Be a Child Star

What it takes to help talented kids pursue their dream of becoming child actors, singers, dancers or models

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Education Features

School Trends

School Trends

The latest on school trends, including using technology in the classroom, the flipped classroom, outdoor learning and TWI dual language immersion

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Mom Matters

Sandwich Generation Moms

Sandwich Generation Moms

7 stress busters for moms caring for elderly parents and kids

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Solutions

How to Be a Child Star

How to Be a Child Star

What it takes to help talented kids pursue their dream of becoming child actors, singers, dancers or models

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Parties

Party Places

Party Places

Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

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Party Features

Prom Savings

Prom Savings

How to save on prom — from the dress to the ride to prom pictures — plus prom themes and party ideas

Party Themes: 5 Parties That Give Back

Party Themes: 5 Parties That Give Back

The charitable birthday bash is a party theme that gives back.

Party Places

Party Places

Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

Party Themes: The Half Birthday Party

Party Themes: The Half Birthday Party

The half birthday party is a party idea whose time has come

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Other Disabilities Research & Advice

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette's affects 1 in 360 kids. Here's what parents need to know, from tics to treatment

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Special Needs Parenting

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette's affects 1 in 360 kids. Here's what parents need to know, from tics to treatment

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