It takes a different approach to try new activities with children who have special needs.
Tracy Balnis owns Rissi's Old Time Candy & Toys in Berwyn. But she's also raising nine children, four of whom have special needs.
As more and more companies include children with special needs in advertising efforts, advocates say this is validation of just how important special needs families are in society today.
NPN's Developmental Differences Resource Fair will provide families with easy access to service providers and businesses specializing in special needs. Workshops will focus on challenges families face at home, in the community and at school.
Back in the spring Chicago Parent's former editor Susy Schultz followed the story of a suburban Chicago family as one of their children competed in the regional Special Olympics.
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