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Protecting tomorrow means planning today for children with special needs

The time to seek long-term care options for children with disabilities should begin when they are young.

Chicago mom finds acceptance in her special needs journey

Sometimes a soothing hand is just what you need, one Chicago mom discovers.

Lurie Children’s Hospital home to one of a kind voice program

Imagine not hearing your child's first words or giggles or hearing a voice that doesn't sound entirely normal. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago houses the Pediatric Voice Program, Chicago's only program dedicated to voice conditions.

Dreams come true despite pervasive developmental delay

Her daughter was diagnosed with a pervasive developmental delay, but Diane Turner's hopes for a wonderful life for Rebecca still came true. She shares where her family is now and how their dreams became reality.

Adapted playsets help children with special needs swing in own backyard

A new rating system helps parents whose children have disabilities find the right backyard swingset. The Adaptive Swing Seat is a new product for backyard sets that provides neck, back, shoulder and waist support.

Chicago family views autism diagnosis as a chance to educate, pay-it-forward

Doyle family uses their own journey as a way to educate their community and help fight autism.

Guide to an affordable family vacation in Appleton

This Wisconsin city is perfect for a weekend away from Chicago.

A guide to a New Orleans vacation for families

New Orleans is more than Bourbon Street and beads. Check out how to make a great family vacation out of a trip to the Big Easy.

New Legoland California Hotel and amusement park fill family vacation with creative play

The hotel might not really be built out of Legos, but your family will be amazed by everything else that is.

Chicago area families see the perks in hosting minor league baseball players

Local families open their homes to players on the Schaumburg Boomers.
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Family Neighborhood Guide: Glencoe

Explore the suburb's architecture and more.