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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

May 2015
25 Special Education Acronyms

25 Special Education Acronyms

A list of 25 of the most commonly used IEP/special-ed acronyms

April 2015
Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

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

April 2015
Autism: Through My Eyes

Autism: Through My Eyes

10 things kids with autism want the world to know

April 2015
Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism teaching methods parents can use at home

April 2015
Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia (aka childhood apraxia of speech) is difficult to diagnose. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

March 2015
"What's Wrong With Me?"

"What's Wrong With Me?"

A guide to discussing a child's special needs diagnosis

February 2015
Special Needs Cheerleading

Special Needs Cheerleading

Special needs cheerleading lets kids with autism, Down syndrome and various physical disabilities be part of a team.

January 2015
Special Needs: Best Toys for the Holidays

Special Needs: Best Toys for the Holidays

Best special needs toys for the holidays

December 2014
Autism and Weight

Autism and Weight

Kids with autism are more likely to have weight issues. Learn how to help kids with ASDs get active in the Philly area.

September 2014

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Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

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Early Intervention for Children with Autism

Early Intervention for Children with Autism

Experts discuss the importance of identifying autism early and choosing the right therapy for your child to build toward future successes.

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The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

Make sure your child's bulky winter clothing doesn't interfere with her car seat's ability to restrain her in an accident.

Go Skiing with the Kids

Go Skiing with the Kids

At what age can kids learn to ski? What about lessons? Should you rent or buy their equipment? Local ski experts answer your questions.

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Family Fun Features

Family Guide to Black History Month

Family Guide to Black History Month

A roundup of venues in the Delaware Valley where families can celebrate and learn about influential African Americans throughout history.

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Photo Galleries

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

The 8th Annual MetroKids Super Camp Fair, held Jan. 31 at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott, attracted hundreds of families who met with camp representatives and started planning their summer adventures.

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

The 8th Annual MetroKids Super Camp Fair, held Jan. 31 at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott, attracted hundreds of families who met with camp representatives and started planning their summer adventures.

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Education

College Access for All Students

College Access for All Students

Tips on college preparation for first-generation college students and other students from families with limited college experience.

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Secondary Education

College Access for All Students

College Access for All Students

Tips on college preparation for first-generation college students and other students from families with limited college experience.

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Parenting

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

Make sure your child's bulky winter clothing doesn't interfere with her car seat's ability to restrain her in an accident.

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