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Special Needs Awareness

The Special Needs of Special Needs Parents

Taking Care of Children with Special Needs Includes Taking Care of You

The Special Needs of Special Needs Parents As parents, lets admit it—we're exhausted. Now imagine you're the parent of a child with special needs on top of it, the word "exhaustion" seems too trivial to describe how you feel some days....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

Top 10 Books for Parents of Children with Autism

The Hamilton County Autism Support Group is a dynamic organization that supports area families affected by autism and works to increase community awareness of the disorder....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

Building Social Skills Through Peer Buddies

Mentoring Provides Significant Benefits for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Midwest Academy students recently initiated a new peer buddy program. Aptly named The Girls' Group, this student-led organization of about 25 connects middle school girls with high school girls in a social setting....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

Finding Relief Through Respite Care

Temporary Respite is a Welcome Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs

If it takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to raise a child with special needs? Possibly a village and frequent doses of respite care....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

A Healthy Start to a Bright Smile

Taking Special Care Now Means a Healthier Smile Tomorrow

It's National Children's Dental Health Month. Has your child been to the dentist lately? If your child is one year old or older, the answer is hopefully yes....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

February 2011 Special Needs Calendar

What's Going on in Indy!

Check out what's happening in Indianapolis this month for the special needs community... What: Spanish-Speaking Support Group sponsored by the Autism Society of America-Indiana Chapter When: Feb....more»
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Family Fun in Indy

Rooms with a View

Turn Local Hotels into a Romantic Weekend Getaway

The kids are away for the weekend, your cell phone is turned off and nothing needs your attention until Monday....more»
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Dear Teacher

Right- or Left-handed, Math Story Problem Help and What Norm-Referenced Tests Will Tell You

Your Questions of Teachers Answered

What Norm-referenced Tests Will Tell You Question: Recently, my third-grader was given what is called a norm-referenced test....more»
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Mommy Magic

Balancing Motherhood

Think About Yourself as We Head into Spring

The balancing act of motherhood is a constant effort to make it all work. Sometimes I visualize myself spinning five plates (okay maybe ten) all at one time....more»
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Pediatric Health

Acupuncture Breaks Through as Treatment for Children

Ancient Technique Finds Applications in Young Patients

While I was undergoing specialized medical training in the 3,000-year-old practice of acupuncture, an unlikely patient approached me....more»
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Pediatric Health

Happy, Healthy Hearts

How to Keep Your Child's Heart Healthy

Most kids are born with a healthy heart—a fact many of us take for granted. That's why it's important to keep your child's heart in shape with heart-healthy food and plenty of cardio exercise....more»
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Pediatric Health

It's Time to Smile!

All About Childhood Dental Health

At Dr. Carol McKown's office, everything is designed to put her pediatric dentistry patients at ease, from the Alice in Wonderland theme and the TVs with cartoons on, to the flavored gloves the staff wear (orange, grape or bubblegum) and the toy tower full of prizes for being a good patient....more»
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Women's Health

Prevention is Best in the Fight Against Heart Disease

Take a Moment to Think About Cardiovascular Health

February brings to mind visions of red hearts and Valentine's Day, and it is also a good time to think about those diseases which can literally break your heart....more»
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