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Camps Teach Special Skills

Camps Teach Special Skills

If you have a child with special needs seeking to develop skills such as bike or horseback riding, arts, drama or sports, look into summer camps.

March 2012
Using Animals as a Part of Your Child’s Programming

Using Animals as a Part of Your Child’s Programming

Blogger Lisa Lightner describes animal therapy options and her own experience as owner of a therapy dog.

February 2012
Take the Scare Out of Dental Care

Take the Scare Out of Dental Care

Visiting the dentist can be frightening to kids with special needs and their parents, but it doesn't have to be.

February 2012
Independent Evaluation

Independent Evaluation

Parents probably won't get reimbursed for an outside evaluation if they disagree with the school district's assessment.

January 2012
LET'S MAKE A DEAL

LET'S MAKE A DEAL

For a child who lacks social skills, a behavior contract needs to be clear and thorough.

December 2011
A Special Need: Nurture Marriage

A Special Need: Nurture Marriage

Extra responsibilities and stress often require parents of kids with special needs to fine tune their marriage. Here are tips on how to stay connected and supportive.

October 2011
How To Find Social Skills Support

How To Find Social Skills Support

Social practice for kids with autism spectrum disorders and other cognitive deficits can be hard to find. Here's where to look.

September 2011
Build Positive School Relationships

Build Positive School Relationships

Strong family-school relationships improve a child’s chance for success at school. This is especially true for special education.

August 2011
5 Special Needs Vacation Ideas

5 Special Needs Vacation Ideas

When planning a vacation with a child who has special needs, begin months ahead and be prepared for false starts. These ideas can help.

June 2011
Therapeutic Horse Riding Choices

Therapeutic Horse Riding Choices

For kids with special needs, riding is an enjoyable, educational activity that develops skills and builds friendships.

May 2011
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