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Prepare for Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that once a child with special needs turns 16, her Individualized Education Program (IEP) must include a discussion about transition services.

Online Therapy Connects Pediatric Patients to Services

Online therapy services provides pediatric occupational, speech and behavioral services from the convenience of home.

Sending Your Child with Special Needs to Camp

With the right preparation, your child with special needs can enjoy day or overnight camp this summer.

Does Your Child Have Sensory Processing Disorder?

Learn the indicators of a sensory processing disorder (SPD) and how to treat it.

Why Early Intervention Is Critical

It's never too soon to have a child tested if you suspect a learning different or other disability. Kids take bigger strides the sooner they start getting support.

Tools to Build Kids' Self-Advocacy Skills

What parents can do to guide students with special needs to know how to ask for support when needed

Autism and Wandering

Is your child with autism prone to wandering, also called eloping? Find out how to reduce the risk.

Life after High School

Plan ahead for the transition to adulthood so your son or daughter with special needs can find the right path after high school.

What Is Dyscalculia?

Lots of kids struggle with math, but significant difficulties may indicate a learning disability called dyscalculia. Find out what it is and how to help.

The Law Requires School Districts to Identify Students with Special Needs

If your child has a special need that interferes with his education, the school district is obligated by the Child Find mandate to identify and support that need.

Poor Handwriting or Dysgraphia?

Does your child's poor handwriting indicate a learning disability called dysgraphia? Learn the signs and solutions.

Master the IEP Process

Get 10 tips to smooth the IEP process and make sure your child gets the support he or she needs.

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