Spring 2009

Chicago Special Parent

Discovering your child’s dream

As your child approaches adulthood, it is time to begin looking for her dream as an independent adult.  Read...

 

Sensory input right at home

Josh Mallan’s a-ha moment came while staring at the ceiling waiting for his son, Miles, who has Asperger’s syndrome, to fall asleep. Read...

 

Treating cold, flu symptoms for kids with autism, ADD/ADHD

The average child will have six to 10 colds per year. Evaluating treatment options is especially important in people Read...

 

The right thing to do

In the midst of the ongoing drama that is Illinois politics, it is truly remarkable that monumental legislative acts affecting the lives of thousands of families of children with special needs in our state can be passed. Read...

 

Inspirations | Courage to follow her dreams

In spite of being born with cerebral palsy and three movement disorders, Hannah, who needs assistance to speak and walk, thinks life is great fun and wants to let others know. Read...

 

Olympic trainer's karate dojo a boon for kids with special needs

Karate and other martial arts can be especially effective training tools for children with disabilities. Read...

 

Date set for Disability Resource Day

Every parent wants to protect their child’s rights, get them the best education and help them become independent. Read...

 

For grandparents, when to help, when to step back can be its own challenge

How to be at hand to help without sticking their mugs in to meddle is one of the toughest calls special grandparents. Read...

 

Ticklebug Baby Changing Kit

A local mom and daughter created a fashionable changing pad large enough for an older child with special needs. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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