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Summer 2012

Blindness can’t stop boy’s adventures

Jack Falejczyk is a pretty typical kid--he plays the violin and piano, swims and plays video games. And one more thing, Jack's blind.

New autism clinic opens

Easter Seals recently opened an Autism Diagnostic Clinic that will focus primarily on very young children.

When opportunity knocks

Opportunity Knocks creates a seamless environment for those age 14-30 with developmental disabilities to pursue educational, occupational and social interests.

Feeding disorder?

For many developmentally delayed children, picky eating is a serious health problem.

Kids need to know

A new powerpoint presentation helps explain Asperger's syndrome to other children in the classroom.

Make a donation, get a gift

Donate $30 to Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, and Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods will deliver your child a special birthday gift.

Help with the iPad

A new product helps make it easier for children with special needs to hold an iPad.

Got talent?

Special Talents America is inviting singers, musicians, dancers, actors, comedians and magicians who have disabilities to audition for its 2012 talent show. The event will be held Nov. 5 in Naperville.

Kids with autism more isolated

Adolescents with autism are far less likely than their peers with other disabilities to hang out with friends after school or attend group activities.

Abby’s many lessons

Abby Scott, our cover child, likes horseback riding, playing soccer, riding her bike and playing with her cousins, friends and fellow Brownies. The 7-year-old Chicago girl also happens to have cerebral palsy and a smile that can warm the coldest heart.
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Experience the Y Difference Firsthand

Brought to you by YMCA of Metro Chicago.

8 Children’s Books You Can Read This Ramadan

Embrace Quran and Ramadan traditions with these books.

Pfizer Vaccine Found Safe and Effective in Older Kids

The trial examined kids ages 12-15.

MSI’s Black Creativity Program Showcases Signature Art Exposition

The 51st exhibition of art by African Americans is the nation’s longest running show.