Winter 2013

Chicago Special Parent

Angelo Santana, 2, of Aurora with his mom Rita.

Teaching kids with special needs to self-advocate

Parents of kids with special needs are so used to advocating for their children that they often forget to teach kids to speak up for themselves. Read...

 

Chicago mom and attorney fights for kids with disabilities

Micki Moran launched The Child & Family Law Center of the North Shore to help families with special needs. Read...

 

Ketogenic Diet offers hope of a seizure-free life to children with epilepsy

Research has shown that about one-third of children on the Ketogenic Diet become seizure-free. Read...

 

Basketball gives Oak Lawn boy with Down syndrome a chance to be more than special

On game day, Nate Simon is just part of a team where the score doesn't matter and the crowd goes wild.  Read...

 

Art therapy beneficial for kids with ADHD, Asperger's

Local centers help children with special needs work on crucial skills through art projects. Read...

 

Mom on a mission to help son with rare form of primordial dwarfism

Rita Santana has big hopes for her little boy, Angelo, who was born with Russell-Silver Syndrome. Read...

 

American Girl expands to include more special needs items

The popular doll company has added new feature options and accessories to better reflect the lives of its young customers. Read...

 

Teaching kids with special needs interdependence skills through play

Teaching a child cooperation skills is as important as teaching them cognitive or communication skills. Read...

 

Chicago hospital loans car seats to families with special needs

La Rabida Children's Hospital has been loaning out specialty car seats to low-income families with special needs. Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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