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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​​I'm a Mom to a Child With Special Needs: My Stressors May Look Different, but the Regular Burdens of Parenting Aren't Replaced

Raising a child with special needs means many doctor appointments, prescriptions, and school IEP meetings. That's on top of worrying about typical child issues like sleep patterns, diet, and manners. It's a double mental load that never goes away.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.