Video: Chicago area family shares positive impact of Special Olympics
4:40 PM - November 20
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.
Health Savings Accounts 101 for families
12:42 PM - August 28
A tax-preferred Health Savings Account can help a family accumulate a stash of cash for medical expenses. Our money columnist Lela Davidson runs down the details of starting an account.
How to talk to your kids about special needs
4:32 PM - August 5
Fifty-seven thousand students with disabilities are enrolled in the Chicago Public School system. How can families talk to their kids about children with special needs?
Help your special needs child with bullies
2:25 PM - August 5
Parents will always worry about their kids and try to do what it takes to keep them safe. But when it comes to the bullying a child with special needs may face, it's hard for parents to know how to help.
Lurie Children's Hospital home to one of a kind voice program
3:25 PM - July 24
Imagine not hearing your child's first words or giggles or hearing a voice that doesn't sound entirely normal. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago houses the Pediatric Voice Program, Chicago's only program dedicated to voice conditions.
Chicago family overcoming daughter's Apert syndrome
10:48 AM - July 23
When Chris and Kerry Lynch's daughter Mary Cate was born, they found out she had Apert syndrome. Since then, the family has made it their mission to bring awareness to the rare condition.
Adapted playsets help children with special needs swing in own backyard
10:00 AM - July 19
A new rating system helps parents whose children have disabilities find the right backyard swingset. The Adaptive Swing Seat is a new product for backyard sets that provides neck, back, shoulder and waist support.
Chicago family views autism diagnosis as a chance to educate, pay-it-forward
12:05 PM - July 18
Doyle family uses their own journey as a way to educate their community and help fight autism.
Teaching kids with special needs to self-advocate
2:44 PM - May 22
Parents of kids with special needs are so used to advocating for their children that they often forget to teach kids to speak up for themselves.
Chicago mom and attorney fights for kids with disabilities
3:25 PM - April 16
Micki Moran launched The Child & Family Law Center of the North Shore to help families with special needs.