Special Needs

Find out how to identify early signs of special needs, get tips for navigating through the diagnosis process, and get the lowdown on early intervention options. And, discover the challenges and triumphs of bringing up a child with special needs.

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My Partner and I Both Use Wheelchairs: This Is How We Parent Despite Our Disabilities

Born with a rare condition called arthrogryposis, one Minnesota mom explains how she and her partner are raising a daughter and advocating for parents with disabilities along the way.
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Staying Home Without a Village Can Be Hardest on Parents of Kids With Special Needs, Here's How to Help

My son has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and a mood disorder, which has landed him in the hospital on several occasions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents like myself find ourselves struggling even more. Here's how our loved ones can help.
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Kohl's Just Launched Clothing for Kids with Special Needs

The new adaptive clothing will have sensory and wheelchair-friendly options and will be introduced to their three largest kids’ brands. This big step is making stylish options more accessible for all.
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The Best Toys for Kids With Down Syndrome

We've found some of the most engaging playthings for children with Down syndrome.
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Should We Say 'with Autism' or 'Autistic'? Here's Why It Matters

One mom wrestles to understand which term better serves individuals on the spectrum, including her son.
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Sensory-Inclusive Activities That Make Family Time Fun For All

Playgrounds, shows, museums, theme parks, and more are making adjustments—as well as major commitments—to ensure kids of all abilities can have a blast there. Find out what organizations are leading the charge to make sure weekend adventures are truly fun for everyone.