Summer 2009

Chicago Special Parent

From cats to confidence

Tree House, a nonprofit animal shelter devoted to the care and placement of stray cats with physical and emotional needs, opens its three-floor facility to youth volunteers intent on making a difference. Read...

 

Children's playtime gets financial boost

The Chicago Children's Museum's Play for All initiative for children and families with disabilities has netted it a $10,000 award that will allow it to expand its efforts for children with special needs. Read...

 

Learn to advocate for your child

This book provides information about the special education and disability rights laws in the United States. Read...

 

Group focuses on kids' equipment needs

Getting into a bathtub shouldn't be a luxury for kids. Neither should getting from point A to point B. Read...

 

My Life | The bookshelf

As with every new chapter in your life, you prepare for your long-awaited miracle baby. Read...

 

Kids with special needs go center stage

MPowered Kids puts children who tend to be more comfortable in the background center stage.  Read...

 

Raising readers

Many kids, especially those with reading difficulties, are captivated by television and video games rather than books.  Read...

 

Educating others about Tourette's

Ariel Small’s accomplishments include captain of the freshman football team and feshman wrestling conference champion. But add the obstacles he has faced from Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and they start to look even more remarkable. Read...

 

Pups make great read

Meet Brandy and Val, two rescue dogs that found their way into a home in Palatine.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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