Special Needs Now

The latest news on special needs parenthood and other important topics to do with raising children with learning disabilities, such as autism, ADHD, and Asperger's.

This Doctor Is Recreating Popular Toys for Kids with Disabilities

Dr. Galloway's team is modifying popular toys to help kids with mobility issues get moving, and they're making it easy for parents and programs everywhere to join in.

10 Things I've Learned from My Daughter with Down Syndrome

One mom shares what she's learned in the first decade of raising a child with Down syndrome.

Bravo! Toys "R" Us Stores Offering Quiet Shopping Hours for Kids with Autism

Toys "R" Us stores in the UK are offering a "quiet hour" for shoppers with autism this holiday, and we'd love if U.S. retailers did the same!

Meet the Mom Behind the New Sensory-Friendly Checkout Line

Talk about being the mother of all inventions!

Toddler with Down Syndrome Rejected by Talent Agency Lands Modeling Gig

This adorable toddler with Down syndrome just landed a modeling contract with Osh Kosh B'Gosh!

Want to Know What It's Like to Have Autism? Watch This Video

This powerful video shows what it's like for a child with autism to navigate a crowded mall.

This 6-Year-Old's Letter Defending Her Brother With Autism Is Winning the Internet

This 6-year-old could teach all of us a thing or two about compassion and understanding.

Stop Calling Kids with Autism "High" or "Low" Functioning

Labeling kids as "high" or "low" functioning is harmful--here's why.

This 8-Year-Old Boy With Autism Will Blow Your Mind With His "Thriller" Dance

Um, yeah. We'd say this young man nailed Michael Jackson's dance.

Is ABA Therapy the Best Choice for Kids with Autism?

The mom of an autistic son wrestles with the debate about ABA therapy for kids on the spectrum, and asks an autistic adult for input.

All the Feels: See This Mom's Heartwarming Post about Her Son's New Autism Service Dog

We love this post about how the long-awaited arrival of a service dog filled a mom with hope for her son's future.

How One Mom Started an Autism School--and How You Can, Too

Tricia Hasbrook founded Victory Academy to give her son AJ, who has autism, a better, more integrated learning experience. Here, she offers tips for others who want to start their own school for students on the spectrum.

15 Tips for Moving When Your Child Has Autism

From preparing in advance to moving day to setting in, these expert tips can help make your move to a new home easier.

This Is What the Future Can Look Like for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

A young adult with autism and two moms with kids on the spectrum share what they thought the future held--and how good it can be.