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Repetitive Stress

How to cope with repetitive behavior often found in kids with autism

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

A step-by-step guide to helping children with special needs transition from early intervention services to special education in Kindergarten

How to Support Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

Siblings of children with special needs often feel frustrated or resentful of the family dynamic. Moms from Pennsylvania and Delaware explain how they support and pay attention to all their kids, not just the one with special needs.

ADHD in Kids on the Rise

ADHD in kids is rising dramatically. Philadelphia-area experts discuss the new ADHD information and what parents should do if they feel their child is misdiagnosed.

Guardianship for Grown Kids

Parents of children with special needs must consider whether a guardian is required once the child reaches the age of adulthood.

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

Differences Welcome

Families with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.

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?

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