Summer 2011

Chicago Special Parent

Red Kite Roundup is theater specially designed for kids with autism. Learn more in this issue's cover story.

Double duty for Smurks

Those funny emoticons used on Facebook and Twitter are proving helpful with kids with autism. Read...

 

Art support group helps parents of children with special needs

One Glenview mom began offering art classes for mothers of special needs children to help parents connect and enjoy some "me" time.  Read...

 

Rising above disabilities, student thrives at Elmhurst College

After the lecture, I quickly raise my hand to go first in the presentations. Maneuvering my way to the front, I deliver my speech flawlessly. If I don't demand excellence out of myself, who will? Read...

 

Asperger's diagnosis in hand, Chicago family finds 'perfection'

Were we devastated by the news that our son has Asperger's? No, not at all. We were relieved.  Read...

 

Ideas for a day in the sun for kids with special needs

It’s particularly crucial for kids with disabilities to get out and get moving. Get started with these ideas to build a day of outdoor play. Read...

 

Theater opportunities expanding for children with autism in Chicago

Chicago Children's Theatre has created was a theater experience where kids on the spectrum are free to be who they are. Read...

 

Music therapy for kids with special needs works for some Chicago families

Music can help many kids with special needs better process the world around them.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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