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What Are 'Special Needs'?

Portrait of a Boy With Down Syndrome

"Special needs" is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of issues, from medical problems to developmental differences, learning difficulties to food allergies. If your child benefits from accommodations, modifications, sensitivity and understanding, chances are you'll find useful information and support here.

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First 5 Things to Do When Your Child Is Diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis

A handful of easy, quick suggestions to help you get a fast start on helping your child diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis complex.

Preventing a Mickey Mouse Meltdown

Taking the kids to Disney? Follow my advice for getting through the visit with maximum magic and minimum trauma, even if you don't get accommodations.

Before You Look for Information on Hydranencephaly

Start with these recommended resources for finding facts, strategies, and advice on parenting children with hydranencephaly.

Site of the Day: July 2014

Find a daily destination of interest to parents of children with special needs. The sites listed here were featured in July 2014.

Disablism and Parenting Children with Disabilities

If we dream of the person we would like our children with special needs to be, are we wasting the person they are?

Early-Intervention Services in Washington

Washington's early-intervention program is called Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT). Learn more about Washington early-intervention services and how you can quickly get started.

Dads of Disability

Fathers of children with special needs share their feelings, challenges, and experiences in a collection of essays designed to give dads their due.

Transition to Adulthood in Utah

Guiding your child with special needs through the transition from school to adulthood can be a stressful experience. Here are five ways for parents in Utah to get information about the transition process and find the contacts they need.

Special Education in Utah

The state-by-state listing of special-education procedures continues with five ways for parents in Utah to get information about the special-education process and find the contacts they need.

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