Patty O'Machel

Chicago area adaptive sports put kids with special needs on the move

The opportunities for children with physical disabilities to participate in sports and outdoor adventures are truly endless, due to the work of some very dedicated athletes and volunteers.

Grandparents to special-needs children pulled in two directions

It's difficult to watch loved ones struggle. But grandparents of children with special needs suffer this two-fold while observing both their adult children and their grandchildren.

My Life | A lesson of strength, an opportunity to learn

When I wonder if I am really strong enough to raise a child with a disability, I realize the truth: This has nothing to do with me and my strength. It's all about her.

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How to Make a Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board

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COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know

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My Mantra: Is This The Hill You Want to Die On?

Lisa Brislane, Harwood Heights