Parenting Special Children

FROM THE Special Needs

Terri Mauro has two teenagers with special needs--an 18-year-oldwith language-based learning disorders and a 15-year-old with fetalalcohol effects, both adopted from Russia in 1994. Her New YorkTimes About.com Web site provides information, support and a chancefor parents to share their journeys with special needs childrenanonymously through a forum. Maurois the author of "TheEverything Parent's Guide to Sensory Integration Disorder." Her Website, Mothers With Attitude, offering "humor and help for adoptivemoms, special-needs moms, any old moms at all," was recognized as aUSA Today Hot Site and a Good Housekeeping Site of the Day.