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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.

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How I'm Teaching My Child With Special Needs About Consent

People with intellectual disabilities are much more likely to be victims of sexual assault. That's why I needed to teach my 7-year-old son what's inappropriate and how to protect himself. Since I knew the conversation wouldn't be easy to navigate, I turned to experts who offered helpful tips all parents can use.
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This Facebook Group for Blind Moms Is a Game-Changer

Tracy Boyd and Joy Ross' friendship inspired a Facebook group that now boasts more than 1,700 members. The page serves as an important forum for blind moms to connect, seek advice, as well as receive emotional support. 
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What Adopting My Daughter With Cerebral Palsy Taught Me About Being Strong

One mommy blogger shares her struggles with fertility, the painful loss of family, and what it means to be a mother to a child with special needs.
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Officers DIY a Blues Clues Shirt for a Boy with Autism

These hero police officers got their DIY on in order to craft a missing shirt for a teenage boy with autism who was melting down.