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Our picks for family fun. more

Nov 3, 2017 10:04 AM EXPLORE

Five simple tips to try this Halloween to avoid a meltdown more

Oct 17, 2017 9:23 AM Special Needs

Shriners Hospital has created an app to help parents detect scoliosis concerns in their kids. more

Oct 13, 2017 10:39 AM Special Needs

Dinos & Dragons at Brookfield Zoo won't disappoint more

May 3, 2017 3:32 PM Nature

New business, I am ..., is creating new opportunities for people with special needs. more

Mar 13, 2017 5:56 PM Special Needs


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New subscription boxes filled with fun for parents and kids with special needs. more

Feb 6, 2017 7:03 PM Special Needs

Toy store focused on helping families with kids with special needs more

Nov 15, 2016 9:35 PM Special Needs

Get ready for the furriest walk. more

Oct 19, 2015 3:26 PM Holiday Fun

This April 26 playdate promises a day of great fun for families. more

Mar 6, 2015 8:49 PM Chicago Parent Archives

There's still time to pick up a few last-minute back-to-school items that can add a little fun to your child's day. more

Aug 19, 2014 5:11 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Autism is now hitting 1 in 68 kids, up from 1 in 88 just two years ago. Early intervention and access to services remains key for these kids, experts say. more

Mar 28, 2014 3:56 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Shedd Aquarium is reaching out to high school students interested in science with a new opportunity to help them connect with each other while learning from experts. more

Sep 19, 2013 9:25 AM Chicago Parent Archives

More than half of the children with autism spectrum disorder Suzanne Gray sees are overweight, so the special needs fitness guru took action. more

Jul 20, 2011 3:46 PM Special Needs

The Brookfield Zoo welcome a rare antelope calf last month named Chad. more

Jul 13, 2011 4:53 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Even the show's title evokes bubbly, smile-inducing feelings, and the show's cast and production back it up with an hour-long pink-loving girl's heaven. more

Jul 6, 2011 12:30 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Tired of listening to seemingly endless bickering between your kids? Take heart—a good old-fashioned case of sibling rivalry can actually help kids' development. more

Jun 29, 2011 4:28 PM General Parenting


Courtesy Shedd Aquarium

The newest addition to Chicago's animal scene is a Pacific white-sided dolphin, born Friday morning at the Shedd Aquarium. more

Jun 3, 2011 3:23 PM Chicago Parent Archives