5 tips for play date success

When children with special needs and typically developing children become friends, both children benefit. Here are some ways to make your play date go smoothly. Read...

 

Reader essay | Mom stores more than just numbers cell phone

When I saw Ryan on his bike, I snapped a picture with my phone and captured forever this moment of independence and confidence.  Read...

 

Drug helps treat autism symptoms

The FDA has approved a new drug to treat irritability, aggression, self-injury, tantrums or quick mood changes in children with autism. Read...

 

New computer game helps kids with autism

A therapeutic computer program allows children with autism to cope with noise and improve sensory processing. Read...

 

Study finds source of gastrointestinal problems in kids with autism

A new study has found that children with autism who have severe gastrointestinal disease have a significant level of autoantibodies, which attack an individual's own tissue instead of foreign invaders. Read...

 

Wake up and work out your child's brain

Using muscles makes them grow. The same is true for the brain. So feed your child's brain with a great day focused on cognitive play.  Read...

 

How we do it: Parent-to-parent advice on raising kids with special needs

Four parents share their tips for navigating the world of raising a child with special needs.  Read...

 

Reader essay | Finding joy as we go along

A woman asked if my son could tie her shoe for her. It seems like it wouldn't be a big deal, except it was. See, at 10 years old, my autistic son can't even tie his own shoes, let alone someone else's. Read...

 

Mom's motto: Down syndrome 'is what it is'

When her son Nate was born seven years ago, Holly Simon saw only the challenges of raising a child with Down syndrome. Now, she knows the joys.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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