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Summer 2013

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

Aug 21, 2013 11:01 AM Special Needs

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

Aug 20, 2013 3:07 PM Special Needs

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

Jul 31, 2013 10:26 AM Special Needs

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. more

Jul 24, 2013 3:25 PM Health & Fitness

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. more

Jul 22, 2013 11:42 AM Special Needs

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. more

Jul 19, 2013 10:00 AM Special Needs

Doyle family uses their own journey as a way to educate their community and help fight autism. more

Jul 18, 2013 12:05 PM Special Needs

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This Wisconsin city is perfect for a weekend away from Chicago. more

Jul 10, 2013 10:55 AM Travel

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New Orleans is more than Bourbon Street and beads. Check out how to make a great family vacation out of a trip to the Big Easy. more

Jul 2, 2013 3:48 PM Travel

The hotel might not really be built out of Legos, but your family will be amazed by everything else that is. more

Jun 26, 2013 10:47 AM Travel

Local families open their homes to players on the Schaumburg Boomers. more

Jun 17, 2013 10:27 AM PLAY

Saddle up your horses, or at least wrangle the kids into the car, and head out to a dude ranch for your next family vacation. more

Jun 10, 2013 12:31 PM Travel

Recently called out as an "Opportunity Area" by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, this vibrant area full of restaurants and shops is on the rise, and makes for a fun place to spend an afternoon. more

Jun 7, 2013 1:25 PM Neighborhood Guides

One of our favorite summer festivals for families hits the streets July 12-14. more

Jun 6, 2013 12:31 PM Fairs & Fests

Habitat Park, an exhibit at Kohl Children's Museum, is a two-acre outdoor park where nature discoveries abound. Access the great outdoor adventure where kids are encouraged to explore everything from a sensory garden to an interactive sculpture trail to prairie grass mazes. more

Jun 4, 2013 10:28 AM Museums

If you've never experienced a drive-in movie theater, it's time to pack up the car and head to Cascade's "Movies Under the Stars" in West Chicago. And don't wait-Cascade is the only remaining drive-in theater in the Chicago area. more

Jun 3, 2013 2:32 PM Arts & Culture

Storytown moves family favorite to a new location that's perfect for kids. more

May 22, 2013 1:07 PM Arts & Culture

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Morton Arboretum

David Rogers' larger-than-life Big Bugs exhibit is back at the arboretum for the summer. more

May 20, 2013 2:53 PM Chicago Parent Archives