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Start Your Overbuying of Cool Special-Needs School Supplies Now

By July 16, 2013

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PencilsDepending on when school starts back up in your neck of the woods, this may be a little bit early to start thinking about school shopping or way, way too early. Keep in mind, though, that many cool tools for special students require a little advance research, planning, and mail-ordering -- you can't just storm the local office emporium on the eve of the first day of school and stock up on stuff like pencils with fidgets, see-through backpacks, student planners with spaces big enough for your child's writing and a paraprofessional's notes, and belts that Velcro instead of buckle. To give you a head start, I've done the research part already. These articles will help you gather the supplies that will make a difference in your child's school-year success:

What school supplies do you swear by for your child with special needs? Tell us about them on the Readers Respond page.

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