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Ticklebug Baby Changing Kit

A local mom and daughter created a fashionable changing pad large enough for an older child with special needs.

Study: Keep kids with special needs active

Staying in shape is a good idea for all kids (and parents, too) but may have a particularly beneficial effect on children

Summer camp strategies: How to help kids transition to camp

How to ease your child's anxiety about summer camp.

Summer camp – day or overnight – is a rite of passage

Kids across Chicago are finding summer places where they can savor success instead of spending the long sunny days being yelled at because of their differences.

A different view of parenting

Six words changed my entire life: "Down syndrome is your best case scenario."

Mom advocates, educates others about her son’s diabetes

For Patty Ramos, managing her son Armani's type 1 diabetes feels like driving at night without any lights on.

From the Editors | No limits needed

From the moment the pregnancy test reads positive, our dreams and planning begin.

Some disabilities can be mistaken for misbehavior

Mary Kay Betz knows all too well of the stares, the shaking heads and the insults that can occur when a parent and a child with autism are in public.

Failure to take a break hurts your health, relationships, even your parenting

In the months following her daughter Amys diagnosis of a rare muscle disorder, Roberta Hansen didn't allow herself to mourn the news. In fact, she didn't allow herself to take a break at all.

‘Who am I to tell my child you can’t?’

At just 3 months old, Cristian Richardson taught his mom her first lesson as a parent of a child with special needs.
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