Winter 2014

Chicago Special Parent

Chicago hospital helps transition special needs teens to adulthood

Two new programs at La Rabida Children's Hospital help teens and their families move toward independence. Read...

 

Chicago area mom wants to prevent Alzheimer’s in people with Down syndrome

Margie Doyle is a mom on a mission. With the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation, she wants to help the 6 million people with Down syndrome. Read...

 

Five things friends and family can do after a special needs diagnosis

Your friend or family member just received a special needs diagnosis for their child. Your support is needed more than ever right about now. Read...

 

Meet four Chicago-area people who have tackled their child's special needs diagnosis head on

Finding out your child has special needs can be devastating. But some local heroes have found ways to turn their children's challenges into an opportunity to help others. Read...

 

Ideas to help parents get out of the house with children who have special needs

It takes a different approach to try new activities with children who have special needs. Read...

 

A peek into the life of a Chicago area mom of 9, four with special needs

Tracy Balnis owns Rissi's Old Time Candy & Toys in Berwyn. But she's also raising nine children, four of whom have special needs. Read...

 

Special needs moving into the spotlight as companies embrace inclusion

As more and more companies include children with special needs in advertising efforts, advocates say this is validation of just how important special needs families are in society today. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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