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Winter 2013

Dashing through the snow on a sleigh ride

With snow on the ground, it's a great time to try out one of these local farms that offer old-fashioned sleigh rides.

Deli-diner hybrid in Chicago hits the spot

Eleven City Diner has something for everyone, including healthier options and many gluten-free choices.

Ice skating rinks in the Chicago area for families

Bored with skating 'round and 'round the same old ice rinks? We've got a few suggestions for ice rinks to help you out of that rut.

Disney exhibit at MSI will thrill fans

If you're a Disney fan, you'll love this new exhibit that explores the works of Walt Disney and even teaches visitors how to draw a Disney character.

Teaching kids with special needs to self-advocate

Parents of kids with special needs are so used to advocating for their children that they often forget to teach kids to speak up for themselves.

Chicago mom and attorney fights for kids with disabilities

Micki Moran launched The Child & Family Law Center of the North Shore to help families with special needs.

Ketogenic Diet offers hope of a seizure-free life to children with epilepsy

Research has shown that about one-third of children on the Ketogenic Diet become seizure-free.

Basketball gives Oak Lawn boy with Down syndrome a chance to be more than special

On game day, Nate Simon is just part of a team where the score doesn't matter and the crowd goes wild.

Art therapy beneficial for kids with ADHD, Asperger’s

Local centers help children with special needs work on crucial skills through art projects.

Mom on a mission to help son with rare form of primordial dwarfism

Rita Santana has big hopes for her little boy, Angelo, who was born with Russell-Silver Syndrome.
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