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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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Down Syndrome Tests During Pregnancy: Everything Parents Need to Know

Some parents opt for prenatal screenings or diagnostic tests to understand their baby’s risk of Down syndrome. Here’s what to know about the different types of Down syndrome tests and their effectiveness.

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.

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.

Kids Born in August Are More Likely To Have Poor Academic Performance

Kids born August are more likely to have to poor academic performance, receive an ADHD diagnosis, and get into trouble with the law.

We May Be Able to Diagnose Autism Before Age 1

Researchers say a new test may be able to predict an autism diagnosis before a child's first birthday.

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This Paralyzed Tot Is Unstoppable (and Inspiring!) in Her Tiny DIY Wheelchair

How this adorable 13-month-old has met so many challenges during her short life will both inspire and awe you.