Diagnosis: The First Step Toward Helping Your Child
Take Action: Get the Right Diagnosis for Your Child
Getting from "something doesn't seem right" to "here's what's wrong" can be a drawn-out, frustrating process. Following the suggestions in these five steps can help you get the answers you need to care for your child.
After the Diagnosis: Accept and Move Forward
Information on the next steps to take after you receive a diagnosis for your child with special needs, in general and for specific disabilities.
State Services for Children With Special Needs
Local parent advocates offer state-by-state information about early intervention, special education, and transition to adulthood.
Do Your Research: Find the Best Parenting Books
Seven things to check and consider before buying a book on parenting.
Stay Up-to-Date: Special Needs in the News
Learn more about the latest research and developments on your child's special needs with the help of these special-needs news stories and stand-out sites.
Spread the Word: Children's Books on Special Needs
Explaining a disability to your child or his classmates, friends and young relatives can be a challenge for parents. These books discuss special needs in a kid-friendly way that can shine a positive light on a tricky topic.
Raise Awareness: Shop to Benefit Special-Needs Causes
Show your support for your child's special needs with products that benefit charities and raise awareness.
More to Read: Index of All Articles on This Site
Find information you're looking for on parenting children with special needs with a topic index that will lead you to articles on school, behavior, specific disabilities, long-term planning, parenting and more.