Special Needs

 

Finding happiness in raising children with special needs

Regardless of the disability or delay, there are good things about parenting a child with special needs.

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5 things friends and family can do after a special needs diagnosis

Your friend or family member just received a special needs diagnosis for their child. Your support is needed more than ever right about now. Read...

 

5 things to do after you receive a special needs diagnosis

When the doctor finishes his evaluation and tells you what he think might be wrong with your child, don't turn immediately to your cellphone for the 'real' answers. Read...

 

Number of kids with autism rises again – now 1 in 68

Autism is now hitting 1 in 68 kids, up from 1 in 88 just two years ago. Early intervention and access to services remains key for these kids, experts say. Read...

 

Meet four Chicago-area people who have tackled their child's special needs diagnosis head on

Finding out your child has special needs can be devastating. But some local heroes have found ways to turn their children's challenges into an opportunity to help others. Read...

 

Ideas to help parents get out of the house with children who have special needs

It takes a different approach to try new activities with children who have special needs. Read...

 

A peek into the life of a Chicago area mom of 9, four with 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. Read...

 

Special needs moving into the spotlight as companies embrace inclusion

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. Read...

 

Chicago special needs fair seeks to empower families

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. Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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