Summer 2013

Chicago Special Parent

Protecting tomorrow means planning today for children with special needs

The time to seek long-term care options for children with disabilities should begin when they are young. Read...

 

Fun ways to teach math literacy to kids with special needs

Math literacy needs to be developed early, and toys and play are a great way to do it. Read...

 

Chicago moms find happiness in raising their children with special needs

Raising a child with special needs can be difficult. While parents get stuck thinking about the hard parts, it's easy for them to think about the good things.  Read...

 

Help your special needs child with bullies

Parents will always worry about their kids and try to do what it takes to keep them safe. But when it comes to the bullying a child with special needs may face, it's hard for parents to know how to help. Read...

 

Chicago mom finds acceptance in her special needs journey

Sometimes a soothing hand is just what you need, one Chicago mom discovers. Read...

 

Lurie Children's Hospital home to one of a kind voice program

Imagine not hearing your child's first words or giggles or hearing a voice that doesn't sound entirely normal. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago houses the Pediatric Voice Program, Chicago's only program dedicated to voice conditions. Read...

 

Chicago family overcoming daughter's Apert syndrome

When Chris and Kerry Lynch's daughter Mary Cate was born, they found out she had Apert syndrome. Since then, the family has made it their mission to bring awareness to the rare condition.  Read...

 

Dreams come true despite pervasive developmental delay

Her daughter was diagnosed with a pervasive developmental delay, but Diane Turner's hopes for a wonderful life for Rebecca still came true. She shares where her family is now and how their dreams became reality. Read...

 

Adapted playsets help children with special needs swing in own backyard

A new rating system helps parents whose children have disabilities find the right backyard swingset. The Adaptive Swing Seat is a new product for backyard sets that provides neck, back, shoulder and waist support. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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