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Disability 101: Let’s all understand

My girlfriend’s son, Sam, is a cute, happy, energetic 6-year-old. Sam also has cerebral palsy.

Talking about autism

When Christina Blakey’s 3½-year-old son was diagnosed with autism in 2003, a California-based Web site

Financial costs hit home

A new study finds that families with children with special needs have different out-of-pocket expenses depending on the state

Dreams come true

Like many boys, Lawson Sizemore wanted to play baseball more than anything else in the world.

Be an advocate

As a parent of a special needs child, you want your actions to be supportive as well as effective.

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.
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