2013

Chicago-area family gets magical makeover for kids with special needs

Two local children are over the moon with their new bedroom makeovers. Read...

 

Chicago mom working on accessibility in her city

Karen Tamley wants Chicago to be one of the most accessible cities in the country. Read...

 

Chicago's Second City unveils mentoring program for those on the spectrum

Second City hoping to help teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders have fun and make friends. Read...

 

Chicago dad's heart-melting conversations with his kids

Christopher Garlington has been waiting for a chance to share his wisdom with his kids. Problem is, they're not interested! Read...

 

22q: Chicago family spreads the word about genetic disorder

Meet Cohen -- a little boy with a common genetic disorder that most people have never heard of -- and his family, who are determined to spread the word.  Read...

 

A Chicago mom's primer on being a parent to a child with special needs

What would you tell another parent with a newly diagnosed child with special needs? Cara Long tries to sum up what she has learned as a parent and liaison for children with special needs. Read...

 

Perspective, sanity and gratitude prove to be Chicago mom’s best weapons

Rebecca Hill refuses to have a pity party, even though some days it's an effort to not feel sorry for herself. Read...

 

Explore the colorful world of Dr. Seuss in Chicago

Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings Dr. Seuss to life with colorful sets, toe-tapping music and some great lessons for kids. Read...

 

Early detection and intervention are key in autism treatment

With as many as 1 in 68 children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as autism’s high profile in the media, parents of small children are often concerned about whether the disorder may affect their families. Read...

 
 
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