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A father’s fight

The alarm bells droned in Rose DiCianni’s ears as she tracked the milestones of childhood her little Brianna began missing.

Does it take a village to raise a child?

I remember hearing Hillary Clinton on many occasions say that it takes a village to raise a child,

Meant to have Billy

The huge blue eyes with long dark lashes catch you first. Three-year-old Billy Rogers can’t talk or move his arms

‘They are a gift’

When you look at a child with special needs, don’t feel bad, Downers Grove mom Lynn Rogers says.

No limits for kids

Just as a specialty camp exists for just about any type of kid, kids with special needs can attend just about any camp.

Time for toys

No parent wants to get their child a toy he won’t like or play with, but for parents of children with special needs toy shopping can be especially difficult.

Just a phone call away

Rory Dominick tried going to parent support groups after her son Cameron was born 14 months ago. But because Cameron was born prematurely and with multiple health issues, she often found she had little in common with the other moms.
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