My Life | A lesson of strength, an opportunity to learn

When I wonder if I am really strong enough to raise a child with a disability, I realize the truth: This has nothing to do with me and my strength. It's all about her. Read...

 

My Life | Family, special needs and love

People call us the “Brady Bunch, plus one,” but we have one thing the Bradys never had — kids with special needs. Read...

 

Through their eyes: How kids with autism see the world

Ever wonder how kids with autism see the world, especially when their words are trapped inside them? Oak Park photographer Jeff Ebert did, and he's on a mission to help them tell their stories through photos. Read...

 

Overcoming autism, spreading hope through music

Once nonverbal, Maurice Snell now raises his voice through song, raising money and awareness and spreading hope.  Read...

 

Three legs, but a full heart for working with kids with disabilities

Dharma, a three-legged pit bull rescued in the largest dogfighting ring bust in U.S. history, has found a new purpose as a therapy dog for kids with disabilities. Read...

 

Side by side at play, kids with special needs find inclusion in community recreation programs

While the inclusion model is debated in classrooms, many community rec programs are embracing the idea that kids with differences can learn from each other.  Read...

 

Is inclusion the answer? Experts say almost always yes

Can kids with special needs thrive alongside their peers? Our expert says yes to inclusion in almost every case.  Read...

 

Restrictive diets becoming easier to manage as specialty store industry blossoms

Food allergies or restrictive diets were once a nightmare for parents. But it's getting easier as more restaurants and specialty stores are cropping up to fill the need.  Read...

 

Education can make the difference in special-needs bullying cases

Kids fear - and often make fun of - what they don't understand. Education about special needs can make would-be bullies think twice.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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