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November 01, 2012

Growing Their Nest

One couple's story of adoption

You know the story: A couple thinks they are done having children, then surprise! It's a boy. In the case of Karen and Donald Crane, make that three boys....more»
November 01, 2012

Building Social Skills in Kids with Autism

Tips for parents

Social deficits are a defining characteristic of autism. Kids with the disorder are not able to read social cues....more»
October 01, 2012

Get the Picture

How to Capture Your Child with Special Needs in a Professional Photograph

No, that is not your ear ringing. Rather, it's the faint sound of holiday bells jingling in your subconscious....more»
October 01, 2012

Bullying Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Why they are bullied and what to do about it

A national survey by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) shows that 63 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been bullied at some point in their lives....more»
July 01, 2012

Helping Siblings of Special Needs Children

Children with special needs aren't the only ones with needs

Parents of special needs children spend a lot of time focused on the child with special needs rather than equally on all of their children. So what can they do to help the siblings of the child? From spending time with the sibling, finding support groups where the sibling can connect with other children in similar situations, and giving them resources like books to help them understand their unique family, parents have a variety of tools to help all of their children....more»
July 01, 2012

Birthday Parties and Autism

How to throw a birthday party for a child with autism

Birthday parties for children on the autism spectrum may be harder to plan, but they are worth the effort. Parents know their child the best, so when planning a party they should keep in mind what their child can and can't handle....more»
May 01, 2012

Autism Support in the City

Profiling local initiatives

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released staggering statistics on autism. They estimate one in 88 children are now identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)....more»
May 01, 2012

How to Hire a Nanny for a Child with Special Needs

Local nanny-hiring experts weigh in

Choosing a caregiver for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. This is the person who in your absence will love your child, play with your child, discipline your child, and help shape your child's way of thinking....more»
April 01, 2012

iDevices for Autism

Sparking an interest in the community

Chalk it up to another win for the i-device. These pervasive gadgets are peaking interest in the autism community....more»
April 01, 2012

10 Apps for Autism

The iPad and other smart technologies are helping some kids with autism break barriers. Countless apps exist -- good, bad and ugly ones....more»
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