Jennifer Wheeler Wood


Author Hometown: Plainfield

Simple ideas to make this year a big success. more

Jul 19, 2016 4:19 PM Special Needs

The key to a successful IEP meeting is being ready, calm, informed and prepared. more

Feb 19, 2015 5:33 PM Special Needs

Cooking healthy meals for a large family takes some work. Add in three years of law school and it becomes near impossible. Enter to save the day. more

Nov 4, 2014 6:12 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Jennifer Woods, mom of three boys with autism, enjoys her sons' literal outlook on life. more

Apr 1, 2014 11:57 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Jennifer Wheeler Wood hopes her degree will give her the tools to help families with special needs children. more

May 15, 2013 1:54 PM General Parenting

Jennifer Wheeler Wood is being schooled by her son but that's just fine with her. more

Jan 18, 2013 10:33 AM General Parenting

Reflecting on Bella's life before illness, and her permanent mark on the family's lives. more

Oct 9, 2012 11:10 AM General Parenting

The first time I knew my husband was going to be more than just your average stepdad to my three special needs children was three years ago when my oldest son lost his "transition item"-a small, rubber toy bat from Halloween many months before. He ca more

Jul 9, 2012 6:17 PM Special Needs

People call us the Brady Bunch, plus one, but we have one thing the Bradys never had kids with special needs. more

Jul 12, 2010 10:57 AM Special Needs

My phone exploded when Jenny McCarthy appeared on Oprah. "Jenny's got a kid with autism, too. Do you know her?" more

Sep 1, 2009 12:09 PM Chicago Parent Archives