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EARLY INTERVENTION

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

Is it a developmental delay?

If you're worried that your toddler is not developing normally, observe, track and communicate rather than 'wait and see,' say experts.

Assistive tech arrives big time

Children with IEPs have a right to needed learning devices. New technology ranges from weighted pens to augmented communications systems.

IEP vs. 504: What’s the difference?

If your child has a disability and the school recommends a 504 Plan, be aware that the protections are weaker than an IEP's.

The Science of Defiance

Children typically defy their parents. At what point does hostile, defiant behavior indicate an emotional disability?

Grandparents special role: support

The number one “special need” of any child is unconditional love, and a grandparent of a child with special needs has the unique ability to furnish it.

Help teens gain medical self-reliance

As kids with special needs grow older, assuming responsibility for medical decisions and health care requires careful preparation.

Education Shifts at Ages 3 & 5

The Federal IDEA law mandates that kids transition from early intervention into a school jurisdiction or intermediate unit after third 3rd birthday.
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