Inference, or drawing conclusions, is a valuable skill for young people to hone.
Some researchers have begun to say that autism presents differently in boys and girls.
Lisa Lightner discusses finding the best fit dentist for your special needs child and shares tips on assisting with oral hygiene.
Grandparents can play an important role in their special needs grandchild's life.
Blogger Lisa Lightner shares 8 things you may not know about living near Philadelphia if you or someone you love has a disability.
Mother-of-two Lisa Lightner inspires moms of kids with special needs through the blog she co-authors, A Day in Our Shoes, and her work as a Chester County, PA advocate for kids with disabilities.
What to do when the school punishes your child for a behavior issue or incomplete work by taking away recess
Why you should always take advantage of the opportunity to do a Parent Concerns Letter for an IEP meeting and how to write an effective one
Special education advocate Lisa Lightner explains the steps to take to initiate the evaluation process that can lead to an IEP.
When and how to approach your local school board representative about special-needs issues
8 donation strategies that don't hit your bank account
Find out what counts as home schooling and what your options are for support services
Steps you can take to make positive changes in your school's special-education services
If an emergency struck, do you know how you'd be reunited with your child? These tips help you prepare for the unexpected.
Get 10 tips to smooth the IEP process and make sure your child gets the support he or she needs.
Homework can cause particular challenges for students with learning differences. Get expert advice on how to work with your child and the school to end the homework battles.
What, if any, obligation do you as a parent have to tell the school what medications your child with special needs takes, and does medication belong on an IEP?
Steps you can take to keep you and your child with special needs on track all day with less frustration.
Share these books with your kids to help them to understand how differences make us each special.
Everything you need to reduce stress in your special needs household so you can enjoy the holiday season.
Mom blogger Lisa Lightner counters unhelpful advice for parents working on IEPs for their children.
A list of 25 of the most commonly used IEP/special-ed acronyms
A pro-vaccine special needs mom responds to anti-vax tendencies.
A mom lists all the awesome things that might happen if, as one researcher recently predicted, half of all American kids had autism.