Summer 2010

Chicago Special Parent

Charity puts kids on the go

Variety's Kids on the Go helped one area boy get back on the court with a donated wheelchair made specifically for basketball.  Read...

 

From Romania, with love: One family's journey through special-needs adoption

Adopting their second child, John and Sue Wick considered themselves veterans of the bumpy yet rewarding journey. But with Erin, everything was different. Read...

 

Music, art therapy helps kids find their creative side

A program of the Music Institute of Chicago helps more than 1,500 kids with special needs each year through art and music therapy.  Read...

 

Hockey league lets kids put best skate forward

With the Blackhawks fresh off their run for the Stanley Cup, hockey is hotter than ever in Chicago. And the Blackhawks-sponsored Tomahawks league offers people with special needs a place to learn. Read...

 

Kids find their muse at theater for the deaf

Hands communicate wildly as actors rush in and out of scenes, their facial and body expressions bringing characters to life without anyone uttering a word. Read...

 

Cartoon characters make allergy awareness fun

Kids have a personal sense of style. That’s what Iris Shamus was counting on when she started AllerMates, a line of medical alert jewelry for children with food allergies. Read...

 

Children's Memorial giving kids a new way to breathe

A doctor at Chicago's Children's Memorial hospital is one of only a few doctors in the world helping kids breathe with tracheotomies.  Read...

 

6 simple steps to tackle speech delays

Speech delays are not uncommon among children with special needs. Toys and play offer parents fertile ground to help children develop and grow these important skills. Read...

 

New gymnastics breaks same old routine for kids with special needs

A Big Blast is offering the northwest suburbs a new take on gymnastics classes for children with special needs. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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