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3 Types of Special Needs Support

3 Types of Special Needs Support

You can find insights and empathy online, in person or in groups for your child.

July 2010
Preventing Heat Stress

Preventing Heat Stress

Parents can help prevent dehydration and overheating in the hot months. Children with certain special needs are particularly vulnerable.

June 2010
Your Extended School Year Rights

Your Extended School Year Rights

Our federal and state special education laws recognize that your child’s disability does not take a vacation. As a result, a school district’s obligation to provide qualified students with a Free and Appropriate Public Education doesn’t end in June.

May 2010
Special Needs Camps Empower Kids

Special Needs Camps Empower Kids

Kids with special needs don’t have to miss out on the summer camp experience. Many camps are geared to specific disabilities. Others work hard to accommodate special needs.

March 2010
Big Wins for Special Needs

Big Wins for Special Needs

2009 was generally a good year for expanding the legal rights of children with special needs and their families.

February 2010
Respite: You Deserve a Break Today

Respite: You Deserve a Break Today

Caregivers of children with disabilities, chronic or terminal illnesses or the elderly need time away. Here's how to find it.

January 2010
A New Special Needs IDEA: Inform, Document, Enjoy and Accept

A New Special Needs IDEA: Inform, Document, Enjoy and Accept

For parents of kids with special needs, IDEA spells 4 keys to success.

January 2010
The Best Activities for Special Needs

The Best Activities for Special Needs

Experts in several special needs areas recommend especially beneficial extracurricular activities.

January 2010
Discipline and Disability

Discipline and Disability

By law, schools can't expel students with disabilities if their behavior is the "manifestation of a disability" unless "special circumstances" are involved.

January 2010
Do You Understand the Doc?

Do You Understand the Doc?

Specialists treating kids with special needs can be difficult to understand. These tips can help improve communications.

January 2010

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Healthy Living

Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark

Help kids get over the fear of the dark. Plus, get to sleep products

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Medical

Concussions & Kids

Concussions & Kids

What parents need to know about concussions, including signs of a concussion, head injury treatment, and concussion prevention

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

4 vaccination facts to ease immunization fears after the Disneyland measles outbreak

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

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

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Book Reviews

Kids' Books: Pop and Culture

Kids' Books: Pop and Culture

Kid book reviews for I'm Glad I Did and Hurry Up and Wait

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Music Reviews

Kids' Music: New CDs and Concerts

Kids' Music: New CDs and Concerts

Kathy O'Connell reviews Trees and How Great Can This Day Be and previews the March 2015 kids' lineup at World Cafe Live

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Your Home

I Was a Main Line Nanny

I Was a Main Line Nanny

A behind the scenes look at the life of a Main Line nanny. Plus, parenting tips from a non-mom

DIY Crafts

DIY Crafts

DIY crafts websites that teach and inspire

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Family Fun Features

Art for Kids: Must-See Masterpieces

Introduce the kids to art museums and art centers with this selection of kid-friendly artwork.

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

What to do with kids in the historic town of West Chester, PA

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

What to do with kids in the historic town of West Chester, PA

What Does a Camp Director Do?

What Does a Camp Director Do?

Behind the scenes with the people who set the tone for summer camp

Play at Camp

Play at Camp

Why summer camps camps schedule "free play" time into every day

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Child Care

How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

How parents can pick a quality preschool or early education daycare center

I Was a Main Line Nanny

I Was a Main Line Nanny

A behind the scenes look at the life of a Main Line nanny. Plus, parenting tips from a non-mom

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Early Education

How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

How parents can pick a quality preschool or early education daycare center

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Education & Child Care

How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

How parents can pick a quality preschool or early education daycare center

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Family Life

DIY Crafts

DIY Crafts

DIY crafts websites that teach and inspire

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Health & Nutrition

Concussions & Kids

Concussions & Kids

What parents need to know about concussions, including signs of a concussion, head injury treatment, and concussion prevention

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

4 vaccination facts to ease immunization fears after the Disneyland measles outbreak

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Solutions

I Was a Main Line Nanny

I Was a Main Line Nanny

A behind the scenes look at the life of a Main Line nanny. Plus, parenting tips from a non-mom

Concussions & Kids

Concussions & Kids

What parents need to know about concussions, including signs of a concussion, head injury treatment, and concussion prevention

Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark

Help kids get over the fear of the dark. Plus, get to sleep products

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Other Disabilities Research & Advice

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

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

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Special Needs Parenting

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

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

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