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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
Beyond a Will and Trust, Leave Your Child a Special Needs Care Plan

Beyond a Will and Trust, Leave Your Child a Special Needs Care Plan

By assembling this information, parents can give future care providers the knowledge and insight that they may need.

March 2011
9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

For parents of children with disabilities, here are 9 iPhone apps that offer convenient capabilities in an easy-to-carry package.

February 2011
2010 Special Needs Law Update

2010 Special Needs Law Update

In a quiet year for special needs legislation, bullying became a national focus and two major laws marked anniversaries.

January 2011
Choosing Toys for Special Needs

Choosing Toys for Special Needs

Here's how to choose gifts that promote lifelong motor, language, cognitive and social skills.

December 2010
Is Private School the Answer?

Is Private School the Answer?

For kids with special needs, receiving independent school tuition hinges on wheher the home district can provide an apppropriate education.

November 2010
Are You Ready for an IEP Update?

Are You Ready for an IEP Update?

The beginning of the school year is a good time for a review of your child's IEP. You can establish goals for the school year and meet new members of your child’s education team.

September 2010

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