Children With Special Needs Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

How to Have a Productive Teacher Conference
A conference is a great opportunity to learn about how your child is doing in class and ways you can improve that. Here's how to make the most of that time with the teacher.

Book Review: All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome
This cute book -- perfect for kids or cat lovers -- matches photos of kittens with descriptions of behavior that felines and children with Asperger's share.

DIY Behavior Plan to Help Your Child at School
Blank forms and sample behavior management plans can help you be an active participant in devising a plan for your child -- or proposing one yourself.

Book Review: The Elephant in the Playroom
Parents of children with special needs write about their

Book Review - The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook
When children with special needs reach adulthood, parents have a whole new planning challenge on their hands. Here's a handbook to guide you through.

Book Review: Parenting with Positive Behavior Support
Bring the techniques of Positive Behavior Support into your home to help your child, your whole family, and even yourself behave better.

Before You Sign an IEP
Don't approve your child's Individualized Education Plan before you check these items.

Apps for Children With Special Needs
Many of the apps offered for iPhones and iPads aren't just for fun or everyday organization - they can make life easier for people with special needs.

Apps for Children With Special Needs
Many of the apps offered for iPhones and iPads aren't just for fun or everyday organization - they can make life easier for people with special needs.

Apps for Children With Special Needs
Many of the apps offered for iPhones and iPads aren't just for fun or everyday organization - they can make life easier for people with special needs.

Kentucky Special-Education Services Information and Advice
Getting started with special education can be an intimidating experience. Here are 5 ways for parents in Kentucky to get information on the process.

What is an IEP? - Individualized Education Plan
An introduction to the Individualized Education Plan or Program for children with special needs who require special-education services.

"The Middle" Actor Has Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Atticus Shaffer, who plays the endearingly odd Brick on 'The Middle,' is diagnosed with Type IV OI, but he says the disability doesn't disable him.

What Is BIP? - Behavior Intervention Plan
Learn more about Behavior Intervention Plans and how they can help improve your child's behavior in the classroom.

What Is VATER Syndrome?
VATER Syndrome (or VATERL Association) is a set of birth defects which often occur together. Learn more about how this condition affects children.

Choosing the Right Special Education Placement
Learn about the different types of special-education placements and why each might be right -- or wrong -- for your child.

What Are Special Needs? One Term, Many Definitions
'Special Needs' is an umbrella under which a huge array of diagnoses can be wedged. Still, it's useful for getting services and maybe some understanding.

Video Games and Epilepsy - Excerpt from "Epilepsy: Patient and Family Guide"
Can video games cause seizures? Dr. Orrin Devinsky addresses the question In an excerpt from

Create a "Sensory Bag" - Excerpt from "Understanding Sensory Dysfunction"
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Summer Camp Options for Children with Special Needs
Which is best for your child -- a special needs camp, a community camp, or a summer spent at home with you? Learn the pros and cons of each.

Five Speech Therapy Games to Play With Your Child
Chances are the word games you're playing with your child are already ones that help strengthen speech and language skills. Here's how to tweak them for some impromptu speech therapy.

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Working with Specialists - How to Be Part of Your Child's Team
Advice on how to work with specialists as part of your child's team.

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Work Flexibility and Your Special Needs Child
If your current work schedule and your childcare needs don't coincide, think about whether a change in hours would solve your problems. Then use a sample flexibility proposal memo from the book

But I Didn't Sign Up for This: Parenting a Child with a Disability
In an excerpt from her book about living with blindness, author Katherine Schneider shares some tips for parents of children with special needs.

Teaching Learners With Varying Abilities
Differentiating instruction helps teachers meet the needs of special-education and regular-education students in one classroom. Yes, it can be done.

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Guided Relaxation for Children with Special Needs
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Preparing the Teacher for Your Child's Special Needs
Giving teachers the information they need to help your child is an imporant part of school advocacy. Here's how to translate our

Eye Contact from "Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome"
In an excerpt from 'Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome,' a teen with Asperger's explains why eye contact shouldn't be forced.

To Tell or Not to Tell: Excerpt from "Asperger Syndrome and Bullying"
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101 Things to Do When There's Nothing to Do
No matter how organized the parent, there will always be times when kids need distraction and there are no books or games or toys at hand. Here are 101 informal time-wasters to amuse your child when you've nothing more than your wits about you.

Before You Share That Inspirational Special-Needs Video
Those inspirational videos of kids with special needs tug our hearts, we can't help it. But do they really send the kind of message we want to share?

When Parents of Kids With Special Needs Are Each Other's Worst Enemies
We'd like to think we're all in this together, but sometimes competing agendas and differing opinions put parents of kids with special needs at odds.

What You Need to Know About Field Day
Field Day can be a real obstacle course for kids with special needs, and not in a fun way. Make sure the folks in charge are planning a day that's positive and appropriate for every student.

Book Review: Kids Beyond Limits
The founder of the Anat Baniel Method explains how she uses it to help kids with severe developmental delays make spectacular progress.

Preparing the School for Your Child with Dandy-Walker Syndrome
School can be a difficult place for children with Dandy-Walker Syndrome. Let the school know what your child needs to be safe and successful

First Five Things to Do: Special Needs Trusts
If you know enough to be aware that you need to look into Special Needs Trusts, but not enough to know how to go about it, these five quick tips will get you started.

What Is the R-word?
A definition of the R-word, with links to more information.

What Is Echolalia?
Does your child repeat things? Learn more about echolalia, what it might mean, and how understanding it can help your child.

Making Behavior Charts Work for a Child With Special Needs
Awarding points or checkmarks for jobs well done can be effective motivational tools for kids, but behavior charts are often too abstract for children with special needs. Here are some ways to make them work.

Book Review - Smart But Scattered
Review of a book that looks at executive skills and how they can cause even smart kids to lose focus.

How to Make a Paper-Bag Book Cover - Ten Easy Steps
Remember those old paper-bag book covers you used to make to cover your textbooks? If you're a little rusty on on the steps, this quick how-to will bring you up to speed.

Book Review of Transforming the Difficult Child
Review on the Transforming the Difficult Child book offering stories on the successful implementation of the Nurtured Heart Approach.

Book Review: The Paraprofessionals Handbook
It's not written for parents, but if you're looking for some information on what a paraprofessional actually does, this book is a good place to start.

Book Review: Peer Buddy Programs
Getting special-education students and their regular-education classmates to interact in the classroom and outside of it is the subject of this book, which outlines a program for making peer education a social-learning experience.

Book Review: The Teacher's Guide to Inclusive Education
A special-education teachers shares 750 strategies for teaching all children in an inclusive classroom. Those strategies aren't so bad for helping kids at home, either.

Diabetic Christmas Cookie Recipes
Bake up some no- and low-sugar cookies to make the holidays brighter for kids and adults with diabetes.

25 Signs Your Child's Inclusion Classroom Is for Real
Many schools say they're doing inclusion, but how do you know they're not just giving lip service to the idea? Check for these 25 signs that your child's inclusion experience is for real.

How to Make Latkes Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Low-Carb
Latkes, the delectable potato pancakes fried in oil, are a favorite Hanukkah tradition. See variations for kids and adults with food sensitivities.

Allergy-Safe Versions of Charoset
The Passover specialty Charoset is traditionally made with fruit and nuts, but if your child has a food allergy, that dish will need a do-over. Instead of just leaving the nuts out of your usual family recipe, try one of these five from around the Web that don't have nuts in the first place.

Delicious Dairy-Free Scalloped Potatoes Recipes
Scalloped potatoes are a dinner favorite, but if your child can't tolerate milk or cheese, a traditional recipe may not work. Here are 8 recipes that will.

Free School Behavior Chart to Download
Provide your child's busy teacher with a simple check-off school behavior chart to track progress on three goals so you can reward success and address problems.

Five Ways to Stop School Behavior Problems
School behavior problems are a sign that something is not working for your child. Here are five ways to fix them before they get out of control.

Special-Needs Parenting Tip: Backward Chaining
Backward chaining is a technique for teaching life skills to children with special needs. Follow these examples of how to start doing it right now.

Teach Your Child Self-Care Skills
You want your child to learn things like shoe-tying, tooth-brushing, bed-making, food-cutting, but how on earth do you teach it to kids for whom those things don't come naturally or easily?

50 Ways to Fill an Easter Egg
A list of 50 fun little gifts that do NOT include food, thus avoiding sugar, preservatives, colors, or food allergens.

Parental Input Statement on Your Child's IEP
Your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) has a spot for you to add any information you would like to share or comments you would like to make. Don't miss the opportunity to have your say.

What Is an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)?
Get the facts on what an independent educational evaluation (IEE) is and how to get one for children so they obtain suitable special ed services.

How to Report an IEP Violation
Your child is not getting services he is legally entitled to. What do you do now? Here are 4 steps that, in most cases, will get you to a resolution.

How to Relieve School Anxiety for Special Need Children
School can be a stressful and fearsome place for kids, especially those with special needs. Here are some good ways to start a dialog and lessen the load.

How to Get an IEP for Your Child
Whether you've requested an Individualized Educational Plan for your child or have been asked to consider one, these are the steps you'll go through.

What Is FBA? - Functional Behavior Assessment
Learn more about Functional Behavioral Assessments and how they can help improve your child's behavior in the classroom.

Definition: Aggressive Care
Learn more about what constitutes aggressive care in treatment of an illness as well as when it would be used and not used.

Smothering Head Lice - Vaseline, Olive Oil, Mayonnaise
A nontoxic way to handle head lice is to put a substance on the head that kills lice by smothering them. As a bonus, it makes the nits easier to comb out.

6 Great Gifts for Children and Teens in Wheelchairs
Discover some great gift ideas for kids and teens in a wheelchair from cool clothes to unique accessories that express their individual style.

Huge List of Alternatives for the R-Word
A plentiful supply of replacements for offensive slurs against individuals with intellectual disabilities are just a thesaurus away.

R-Word Alternatives - Sensitive Ways to Insult Yourself
No need to use the R-word to dis yourself -- there are plenty of ways to be self-deprecating and still show respect.

R-Word Alternatives - Options for Places and Things
The third 75 words in our collection of 225 offer options for maligning places and things without involving people with intellectual disabilities.

R-Word Alternatives - Varied Ways to Insult Someone Else
The second 75 words in our collection of 225 allow you to offend only the person you're insulting, not people with intellectual disabilities.

Printable Coupons for Kids - Skipping One Chore
A coupon good for getting out of a distasteful task is a useful small reward or motivational goal for a child's behavior chart, or an easy gift add-on.

Printable Coupons for Kids - Reading a Favorite Story
A coupon good for hearing a loved tale over and over is a useful small reward or motivational goal for a child's behavior chart, or a good gift add-on.

Printable Coupons for Kids - Extra Television Time
A coupon good for tube-watching on demand is a useful small reward or motivational goal for a child's behavior chart, or an easy gift add-on.

Set Up a Free iTunes Account: Find the Free Apps
It's possible to start an iTunes account with no money or credit card​ information, though it's not obvious how to do it. Follow this step-by-step to set it up.

TV Series featuring Characters With Disabilities
A big part of raising awareness and acceptance for people with disabilities is making their stories part of popular culture. Check our list of TV series that have regularly featured characters or performers with special needs.

Special-Needs Advocacy: Seven Ways to Get Involved
Until your child is old enough to advocate for disability rights, it's your responsibility to do what you can to make the world a friendlier place for people with special needs, now and as your child becomes an adult.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special-Education Eligibility Categories, State by State
A state-by-state listing of categories that make a child eligible for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

Special Education Eligibility Classifications by State
A state-by-state listing of classifications that make qualify a child for special education, with links to the relevant state and federal regulations.

Special-Needs Book Publishers Alphabetical Index - B
Looking for a good book on parenting a child with special needs? Seek out offerings from publishers whose books have been reviewed in the Harried Parent's Book Club.

Five Reasons to Get Your Teen on Facebook
Don't fear Facebook, friend it. The social-networking service can be a great way to supervise your child's social interaction and teach social skills.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and School
What's the best school strategy for kids with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Though the answer will be different for every child, I can share what worked well for my son to give parents and schools some direction.

In Defense of Helicopter Parenting
Everybody loves to dump on helicopter parents, but some kids need more intensive parenting than others, and some helicopters have important jobs to do.

Use Photos to Customize Special-Needs Tools and Toys
Make customized books, flashcards, stickers, credits, and badges with digital photographs and a little creativity.

Talk to Your Child - Ten Good Times to Strike Up a Conversation
Finding time to work in a chat on a day when your child is running from school to activities can be tough. Grab a few minutes wherever you can.

Send Encouraging Notes to School With Your Child
Let your child know you're thinking about him or her all through the day with encouraging notes stuck in lunch bags, school books, backpacks.

Ten Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior
From choosing realistic goals to picking your battles, here are ten strategies for making your child more manageable.

At-Home Speech Therapy During School Breaks
Professional speech therapy, at school or in a private office, can be invaluable to a child with speech and language problems. But what do you do when school's out, or the therapist is unvailable? Try these five ideas for being an at-home speech therapist -- and keep them up even when therapy's in session to maximize your child's progress.

Celebrity Parents of Children with Special Needs
Having a celebrity speak out about his or her child's special needs is often a good way to get attention for a particular disability.

Find Gift Suggestions for Kids Suffering from Cancer
Give a child battling cancer, or a cancer survivor, a special gift that reflects his or her courage, faith, and spirit.

Game Review: A Fist Full of Coins
A review of a game designed to help children with expressive language problems.

School and Your Child with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
School can be a difficult place for children with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome -- academically, socially and behaviorally.

Before You Pick a Pencil for a Child With Special Needs
Does your child's pencil suit his needs? Before you stock up on school supplies, be sure to pick a pencil that really works for your child.

Before You Look for Information on ODD
Start with these recommended resources for finding facts, strategies, and advice on parenting children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Set Up an iTunes Allowance for Your Child - Start an iTunes Account Using an Allowance
An iTunes allowance lets you provide a monthly reward for your child, without worrying about where cash might be going. First, though, you'll need to set up an iTunes account using the allowance instead of a credit card for payment. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Allowance for Your Child - Start an iTunes Account Using an Allowance
An iTunes allowance lets you provide a monthly reward for your child, without worrying about where cash might be going. First, though, you'll need to set up an iTunes account using the allowance instead of a credit card for payment. Here's how.

Start an iTunes Account Using an Allowance
An iTunes allowance lets you provide a monthly reward for your child, without worrying about where cash might be going.

Set Up an iTunes Allowance for Your Child - Start an iTunes Account Using an Allowance
An iTunes allowance lets you provide a monthly reward for your child, without worrying about where cash might be going. First, though, you'll need to set up an iTunes account using the allowance instead of a credit card for payment. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Allowance for Your Child - Start an iTunes Account Using an Allowance
An iTunes allowance lets you provide a monthly reward for your child, without worrying about where cash might be going. First, though, you'll need to set up an iTunes account using the allowance instead of a credit card for payment. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Allowance for Your Child - Start an iTunes Account Using an Allowance
An iTunes allowance lets you provide a monthly reward for your child, without worrying about where cash might be going. First, though, you'll need to set up an iTunes account using the allowance instead of a credit card for payment. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Allowance for Your Child - Start an iTunes Account Using an Allowance
An iTunes allowance lets you provide a monthly reward for your child, without worrying about where cash might be going. First, though, you'll need to set up an iTunes account using the allowance instead of a credit card for payment. Here's how.

Setting Up an iTunes Allowance for Your Child
An iTunes allowance lets you provide a monthly reward for your child, without worrying about where cash might be going. First, though, you'll need to set up an iTunes account using the allowance instead of a credit card for payment. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Allowance for Your Child - Start an iTunes Account Using an Allowance
An iTunes allowance lets you provide a monthly reward for your child, without worrying about where cash might be going. First, though, you'll need to set up an iTunes account using the allowance instead of a credit card for payment. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Allowance for Your Child - Start an iTunes Account Using an Allowance
An iTunes allowance lets you provide a monthly reward for your child, without worrying about where cash might be going. First, though, you'll need to set up an iTunes account using the allowance instead of a credit card for payment. Here's how.

Don't Skip Back-to-School Night - Reasons to Attend
It's Back-to-School Night, that evening early in the school year when you're invited to meet the teachers. Read about why you should attend.

Guide to Writing a Paragraph
Writing gets a lot easier when you have an organized plan and just need to fill in the blanks. Use an outline to assemble a strong five-sentence paragraph.

Gluten-Free Fruitcake Recipes
Being able to avoid fruitcake might seem like the rare good thing about a gluten-free diet, but these recipes let you leave out the wheat.

Are Catholic Schools Welcoming Special Needs Students?
Catholic schools have typically been off limits to special needs children, but news and anecdotal reports indicate that trend may be changing.

Special Education Acronyms
Is your child getting a FAPE in the LRE with a BIP, OT, PT, APE, and SLP? Find your way through all those acronyms with this quick guide.

What Is the 504 Plan for Students With Disabilities?
Understand information on accommodations for students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

What Is a Paraprofessional?
Learn more about the aides who help children and teachers in special education classrooms.

Setting Up a Free iTunes Account - Step 4: Continue Creating the Account
Step four continues the process of creating your iTunes account with no money or credit-card information as you move through another screen in the iTunes store.

Setting Up a Free iTunes Account - Step 10: Account Successfully Created
In the final step to starting an iTunes account with no money or credit-card information, you'll receive confirmation that your account has been successfully created.

Setting Up a Free iTunes Account - Step 2: Click on 'Get App'
To get an iTunes account with no money or credit-card information, start by selecting a free app from the App Store -- even if you can't actually use apps on your device.

Setting Up a Free iTunes Account - Step 3: Click on 'Create New Account'
The third step in getting a free iTunes account without a credit card is clicking on the button to create a new account.

Setting Up a Free iTunes Account - Step 5: Agree to the Terms of Service
The fifth step in starting an iTunes account with no money or credit-card information is agreeing to the iTunes terms of service.

Setting Up a Free iTunes Account - Step 6: Create an ID and Password
In this sixth step to starting an iTunes account with no money or credit-card information, you'll create an Apple ID and password.

Setting Up a Free iTunes Account - Step 7: Provide Your Name and Address
The seventh step to starting an iTunes account with no money or credit-card information is to provide your name and address.

Setting Up a Free iTunes Account - Step 8: Receive Verification E-mail
The eighth step to setting up an iTunes account with no money or credit-card information is notification that a verification e-mail has been sent.

Setting Up a Free iTunes Account - Step 9: Click on Verification Link in E-Mail
The ninth step to starting an iTunes account with no money or credit-card information is to click on the link in the verification e-mail you receive.

Make Your Own Therapy Tools and Toys
Can't afford the fancy therapy items in sensory integration and speech therapy catalogs? Make or find your own using these 20 easy suggestions.

Be Prepared Before You Go to an IEP Meeting
The night and morning before an IEP meeting can be a time of tense anticipation for parents. Use that nervous energy to prepare yourself.

Set Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card - Using a Gift Card to Start an iTunes Account
iTunes gift certificates and allowances can be great rewards and motivators for kids with special needs. If you want to set up an account for your child but don't want to provide unlimited access to your credit card, you can use a gift card or certificate to get the account started. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card - Using a Gift Card to Start an iTunes Account
iTunes gift certificates and allowances can be great rewards and motivators for kids with special needs. If you want to set up an account for your child but don't want to provide unlimited access to your credit card, you can use a gift card or certificate to get the account started. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card - Using a Gift Card to Start an iTunes Account
iTunes gift certificates and allowances can be great rewards and motivators for kids with special needs. If you want to set up an account for your child but don't want to provide unlimited access to your credit card, you can use a gift card or certificate to get the account started. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card - Using a Gift Card to Start an iTunes Account
iTunes gift certificates and allowances can be great rewards and motivators for kids with special needs. If you want to set up an account for your child but don't want to provide unlimited access to your credit card, you can use a gift card or certificate to get the account started. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card - Using a Gift Card to Start an iTunes Account
iTunes gift certificates and allowances can be great rewards and motivators for kids with special needs. If you want to set up an account for your child but don't want to provide unlimited access to your credit card, you can use a gift card or certificate to get the account started. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card - Using a Gift Card to Start an iTunes Account
iTunes gift certificates and allowances can be great rewards and motivators for kids with special needs. If you want to set up an account for your child but don't want to provide unlimited access to your credit card, you can use a gift card or certificate to get the account started. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card - Using a Gift Card to Start an iTunes Account
iTunes gift certificates and allowances can be great rewards and motivators for kids with special needs. If you want to set up an account for your child but don't want to provide unlimited access to your credit card, you can use a gift card or certificate to get the account started. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card - Using a Gift Card to Start an iTunes Account
iTunes gift certificates and allowances can be great rewards and motivators for kids with special needs. If you want to set up an account for your child but don't want to provide unlimited access to your credit card, you can use a gift card or certificate to get the account started. Here's how.

Set Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card
iTunes gift certificates and allowances can be great motivators for kids with special needs. Learn how to set up an account without using your credit card.

Set Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card - Using a Gift Card to Start an iTunes Account
iTunes gift certificates and allowances can be great rewards and motivators for kids with special needs. If you want to set up an account for your child but don't want to provide unlimited access to your credit card, you can use a gift card or certificate to get the account started. Here's how.

How to Report a 504 Violation
Your child is not getting the accommodations and modifications specified in her 504 plan. Learn how tol get a resolution of the problem.

Teenagers and Self-Harm: Excerpt from 'My Kind of Sad'
An excerpt from the book 'My Kind of Sad' addresses cutting and other self-mutilation in teenagers with depression.

DVD Review: The Transporters
A review of a DVD designed to help children with autism recognize emotions.

Occupational Therapy for Special Needs Children
A definition of occupational therapy for children with special needs. This article explains some techniques and other resources.

Krabbe Disease Meaning and Resources
What is Krabbe's disease? Find a definition and links to sites that offer information, research, and family support.

Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events Calendar
Use this guide to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

October Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events
Use this October index to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

November Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events
Use this November index to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

December Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events
Use this December index to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

February Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events
Use this February index to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

March Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events
Use this March index to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

April Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events
Use this April index to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

May Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events
Use this May index to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

June Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events
Use this June index to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

July Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events
Use this July index to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

August Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events
Use this August index to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

September Special-Needs Awareness and Advocacy Events
Use this September index to make sure you mark days set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other special-needs cause.

Book Review: Stop Walking on Eggshells
Review of a book on Borderline Personality Disorder, and how family members can support a person with BPD without getting caught up in the drama.

Perfect Planners for Students with Special Needs
If your child has ever missed homework assignments because the assignment never came home, you know that planners are important. What kind will work best for your student? Here are six options to consider.

Book Review: The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun
Review of a book featuring fun ways to help regulate your child's sensory systems and have good creative family time, as well.

Should Head Lice Keep Kids Out of School?
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Should Head Lice Keep Kids Out of School?
No Nits policies limit lice infestations, but at the expense of lost school days for kids. Some professionals say the end doesn't justify the means.

Preparing the School for a Child With RAD
School can be a dangerous place for children with an attachment disorder -- and for the families that send them there. Let the school know what your child needs to be safe with these tips and printouts.

Breathing Techniques to Relieve Childhood Anxiety
An excerpt from 'The Floppy Sleep Game Book' by Patti Teel gives parents a way to help kids practice deep breathing.

Children's Books About Special Needs
Explaining a disability to your child or his classmates, friends and young relatives can be a challenge for parents. These books discuss special needs in a kid-friendly way that can shine a positive light on a tricky topic.

Is Hoarding a Problem for My Child?
Your child hoards odd objects and refuses to let you touch them. Should you be worried? Ask yourself these 10 questions for guidance.

What Are Fetal Alcohol Effects?
Definition of Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), with links to more information.

Information and Advice about Early Intervention Services in New Mexico
New Mexico's early-intervention program is called the Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program. Learn more about New Mexico's early-intervention services.

Expert Book Review of The Irreducible Needs of Children
Two experts on children and parenting discuss the things that children really need as they grow and develop.

Early-Intervention Services for Children in CT
Connecticut's early-intervention program is called Birth to Three. Learn more about CT special education services from advocates with experience helping Connecticut parents.

Florida Early-Intervention Services
Florida's early-intervention program is called Early Steps. Learn more about Florida early-intervention services and how you can quickly get started.

Georgia Early-Intervention Services Information
Georgia's early-intervention program is called Babies Can't Wait. Learn more about Georgia's early-intervention services and how you can quickly get started.

Business Profile: DreamCatcher Weighted Blankets
Meet Eileen Jackson, a mom of a special needs child who started an online store selling weighted blankets. Read more about her inspiring story here.

Book Review: SI Answers for Parents and Teachers
Two booklets from Crestport Press give an excellent, easy overview of sensory integration, perfect for passing on to educators and family members.

Printable Coupons for Kids - 15 Minutes of Computer Time
A coupon good for a ration of online time is a useful small reward or motivational goal for a child's behavior chart, or an easy gift add-on.

Printable Coupons for Kids - Get Out of Time-Out Free
A coupon good for a swift release from time-out is a useful small reward or motivational goal for a child's behavior chart, or an easy gift add-on.

Printable Coupons for Kids - 20 Minutes of Undivided Attention
A coupon good for unrestricted Mom and Dad time is a useful small reward or motivational goal for a child's behavior chart, or an easy gift add-on.

Printable Coupons for Kids - Delay of Bedtime
A coupon good for extra awake time is a useful small reward or motivational goal for a child's behavior chart, or an easy gift add-on.

Printable Coupons for Kids - Gift of 10 Free Songs
A coupon good for some online tune-shopping is a useful small reward or motivational goal for a child's behavior chart, or an easy gift add-on.

Printable Coupons for Kids - Extra Video Game Time
A coupon good for virtual playtime is a useful small reward or motivational goal for a child's behavior chart, or an easy gift add-on.

Printable Coupons for Kids - Gift of 5 Free Videos
A coupon good for favorite movies or episodes is a useful small reward or motivational goal for a child's behavior chart, or an easy gift add-on.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
What is the definition of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)? Learn more about how this law helps special needs students.

What Is Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)?
Learn more about your child's right to a Free Appropriate Public Education.

Opening Locks for Children with Fine Motor Problems
When your child moves up to middle school or high school, opening a lock or locker may become a necessary skill. Here's how to make that combination-working easier, or avoid the need for it in the first place.

Setting Up an E-mail Account for Your Child
If you want your child to have e-mail but worry about what might turn up in that inbox, set up a Gmail account to forward copies of everything to you.

Monitor Your Child's E-Mail - How to Set Up an E-Mail Account You Can Monitor
If you want your child to have e-mail but worry about what might turn up in that inbox, set up a Gmail account to forward copies of everything to you.

E-mail Account for Your Child: Open a Gmail Account
If you want your child to have e-mail but worry about what might turn up in that inbox, set up a Gmail account to forward copies of everything to you. Page 2.

Set Up a Child's E-Mail Account That You Can Monitor
If you want your child to have e-mail but worry about what might turn up in that inbox, set up a Gmail account to forward copies of everything to you.

Monitor Your Child's E-Mail - How to Set Up an E-Mail Account You Can Monitor
If you want your child to have e-mail but worry about what might turn up in that inbox, set up a Gmail account to forward copies of everything to you.

Monitor Your Child's E-Mail - How to Set Up an E-Mail Account You Can Monitor
If you want your child to have e-mail but worry about what might turn up in that inbox, set up a Gmail account to forward copies of everything to you.

Monitor Your Child's E-Mail - How to Set Up an E-Mail Account You Can Monitor
If you want your child to have e-mail but worry about what might turn up in that inbox, set up a Gmail account to forward copies of everything to you.

Monitor Your Child's E-Mail - How to Set Up an E-Mail Account You Can Monitor
If you want your child to have e-mail but worry about what might turn up in that inbox, set up a Gmail account to forward copies of everything to you.

Monitor Your Child's E-Mail - How to Set Up an E-Mail Account You Can Monitor
If you want your child to have e-mail but worry about what might turn up in that inbox, set up a Gmail account to forward copies of everything to you.

Monitor Your Child's E-Mail - How to Set Up an E-Mail Account You Can Monitor
If you want your child to have e-mail but worry about what might turn up in that inbox, set up a Gmail account to forward copies of everything to you.

How Is the Present Level of Performance (PLOP) Defined?
Parents often have questions about the present level of performance (PLOP) section of their child's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Learn more.

What Is the Definition of Early Intervention?
What is the definition of early intervention? Learn more about these educational services offered for young children with special needs.

Making a Paper-Bag Book Cover - Illustrated Instructions - Step 10
In step 10 of creating a paper-bag book cover, you're all done! Nice work. Time to put on a few finishing touches and toss the book back in the backpack.

Making a Paper-Bag Book Cover - Illustrated Instructions - Step 2
In step 2 of making a paper-bag book cover, you'll continue cutting open a brown paper shopping bag to create a large rectangle.

Making a Paper-Bag Book Cover - Illustrated Instructions - Step 3
In step 3 of making a paper-bag book cover, you start fitting the big rectangle of paper to the size of the textbook being covered.

The "No Pants" Potty Training Method - Step Two - Go! (In the Potty, Please)
Step-by-step description of a potty training method suited to children with special needs, who may have trouble focusing on the task or sensing their need to go.

The "No Pants" Potty Training Method
Step-by-step description of a potty training method suited to children with special needs, who may have trouble focusing on the task or sensing their need to go.

The "No Pants" Potty Training Method - Step Three - Assess Your Success
Step-by-step description of a potty training method suited to children with special needs, who may have trouble focusing on the task or sensing their need to go.

What Is an Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP)?
Learn more about the Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) your child will receive when starting early-intervention services.

Sports Programs for Children and Adults With Special Needs
Every child has the right to enjoy the fun of playing sports, the joy of teamwork, the achievement of hitting a ball or making a goal or crossing the finish line. Many programs have been developed to get children and adults with disabilities in the game. Find one that's right for your child.

Special Education in Florida
Getting started with special education can be an intimidating experience. Here are five ways for parents in Florida to get information about the special-education process and find the contacts they need.

Delaware Special Education Services Information and Advice
Getting started with special education can be an intimidating experience. Here are five ways for parents in Delaware to get information about the special-education process and find the contacts they need.

TV Series featuring Characters With Disabilities
A big part of raising awareness and acceptance for people with disabilities is making their stories part of popular culture. Check our list of TV series that have regularly featured characters or performers with special needs.

How Does a 504 Plan Differ From an IEP?
Learn about the difference between accommodations offered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and services offered through an IEP under IDEA.

504 Plan Templates and Suggested Accommodations
504 plans spell out accommodations to keep students with disabilities safe and available for learning. Review these sample plans before helping plan your child's.

Help Your Child Sit Still at School
If your child's teacher complains that he's always out of his seat or squirming, suggest one of these techniques for helping kids stay seated.

5 Questions to Ask the School About Snow Days
When your child misses school due to snow, therapy, routine, and bus service get disrupted too. Be prepared to make things smooth as possible.

12 Questions to Ask About Your Child's School Bus Ride
Many special education students, even in pre-K, ride the bus to school, but what should parents know before their child boards the bus? Get the facts.

Continuing Physical Therapy During School Breaks
When school PT stops for school vacation, you can keep the progress going by working with your child at home. Here are five ways to start.

Safe Gluten-Free Candy Brands
Wondering which treats are safe to give your gluten-intolerant child, and which have sneaky wheat ingredients lurking within? Here is a comprehensive list.

10 Special-Needs School Tools
Help your child sit stiller, write better, and read easier with these cool school tools for students with learning disabilities, fine motor delays, sensory integration challenges, or a bad case of the wiggles.

Special Needs Children - Swim Gear and Products
Children with special needs may face special challenges when it comes to water play -- from keeping ear tubes dry to finding extra-large swim diapers.

Tips on How to Get a 504 Plan for Your Child
Learn how to get the accommodations offered by a 504 plan, a provision of disability law, to help your child with special needs succeed in school.

Ways to Help Your Child Recognize Emotions
Identifying emotions can be hard for children with special needs. Here are six fun ways to help your child learn facial expressions and recognize emotion.

Making a Paper-Bag Book Cover - Illustrated Instructions - Step 4
In step 4 of making a paper-bag book cover, you fold the top and bottom of the paper to create a strip that's just the right size for the textbook.

Making a Paper-Bag Book Cover - Illustrated Instructions - Step 6
In step 6 of making a paper-bag book cover, you start to measure and fold around the front and back covers of the textbook.

Making a Paper-Bag Book Cover - Illustrated Instructions - Step 7
In step 7 of creating a paper-bag book cover, you insert the front cover of your textbook into the paper-bag cover, getting close to the finished product.

Making a Paper-Bag Book Cover - Illustrated Instructions - Step 8
In step 8 of making a paper-bag book cover, you finish the front of your textbook cover. Only two more steps to go until your book is successfully covered.

Making a Paper-Bag Book Cover - Illustrated Instructions - Step 9
In step 9 of creating a paper-bag book cover, you bring your paper-bag cover around and slip it over the back of the textbook cover. Almost done!

How to Make a Book Cover with a Paper-Bag
Forgot how to make one of those brown paper-bag book covers? These ten illustrated steps will jog your memory. Start by cutting the bag open.

Making a Paper-Bag Book Cover - Illustrated Instructions - Step 5
In step 5 of making a paper-bag book cover, you position the book on the paper and get ready to wrap, fold, and customize some more.

Indiana Early-Intervention Services
Indiana's early-intervention program is called First Steps. Learn more about Indiana early-intervention services from a parent advisor with experience helping Indiana parents.

Finding a Babysitter for a Child With Special Needs
Finding a babysitter you can trust with your child's special health-care or behavioral needs, even just for a night out, may seem an impossible task. Here are ten places to start your search.

Do a Therapy Check-Up
Are you happy with your child's therapy? Every now and then it's useful to do a Therapy Check-Up to see what needs to be changed and why.

Entertainment News - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
News from the About.com Parenting Special Children site and around the Web about

Behavior Issues for Children with Special Needs
Information on behavior analyis, modification and management.

Readers' Choice Awards 2013 - Tell What You Love About Your Favorite Finalists
Voting is over in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards, but you can still express your support for the five finalists in four categories by sharing what you love about them on these Readers Respond pages.

Listings and Databases of Camps for Children with Special Needs
Looking for a camp? Check these listings to find one with the right services for your child.

Video Inspirations - YouTube Videos of Children With Special Needs
Parents have gone from writing about their special-needs children on e-mail lists and weblogs to documenting their triumphs in videos and photo montages on sites like YouTube. Here is a collection to make you laugh, smile, and maybe shed a tear.

States A-I - Share Your Experience with Services for Children with Special Needs
Give your advice and recommendations about early intervention, special education, and transition to adulthood in your state. In this folder, you'll find states A-I.

States S-W - Share Your Experience with Services for Children with Special Needs
Give your advice and recommendations about early intervention, special education, and transition to adulthood in your state. In this folder, you'll find states S-W.

Food Allergy Travel in the News - News Stories on Food Allergies and Travel
Travel-related news stories of interest to parents of children with food allergies, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

States K-M - Share Your Experience with Services for Children with Special Needs
Give your advice and recommendations about early intervention, special education, and transition to adulthood in your state. In this folder, you'll find states K-M.

States N-R - Share Your Experience with Services for Children with Special Needs
Give your advice and recommendations about early intervention, special education, and transition to adulthood in your state. In this folder, you'll find states N-R.

The Tropic Thunder Controversy - Coverage on the blog Disability News
Among the special-needs blogs that covered the controversy over the R-Word in the 2008 film 'Tropic Thunder,' Disability News in particular stood out for gathering different resources and opinions and keeping us informed. These links go to those stories.

The Tropic Thunder Controversy - Coverage in Mainstream Media
Plenty of special-needs bloggers weighed in with their outrage over the use of the R-Word in the 2008 summer comedy

Borderline Personality Disorder in the News - News Stories on BPD
News stories of interest to parents of children with Borderline Personality Disorder, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

"Futile Care" and Severely Ill Children
Doctors and hospitals are increasingly opting to terminate care in cases where continued treatment is deemed futile. Parents are urged to let their child go -- but what if the doctors are wrong? These sites offer a variety of perspectives and cases dealing with the issues and complications involved with the theory of

Juvenile Arthritis in the News - News Stories on Juvenile Arthritis
News stories of interest to parents of children with Juvenile Arthritis, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Kidney Disease in the News - News Stories on Kidney Disease
News stories of interest to parents of children with kidney disease, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Spina Bifida in the News - News Stories on Spina Bifida
News stories of interest to parents of children with epilepsy, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Tell What You Love About Your Favorite Finalists
Voting is over in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards, but you can still express your support for the five finalists in four categories by sharing what you love about them on these Readers Respond pages.

Readers' Choice Awards 2012 - Tell What You Love About Your Favorite Finalists
Voting is over in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards, but you can still express your support for the five finalists in four categories by sharing what you love about them on these Readers Respond pages.

Cystic Fibrosis News - News Stories on Cystic Fibrosis
News stories of interest to parents of children with cystic fibrosis, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Dwarfism in the News - News Stories on Little People
News stories of interest to parents of children with dwarfism, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Albinism in the News - News Stories on Albinism
News stories of interest to parents of children with albinism, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Videos of Children With Albinism
Parents of children with albinism share their beautiful kids through online videos.

Videos of Children With Albinism
View videos that parents have shared to raise awareness of albinism.

Videos of Children With Autism
View videos that parents have shared to raise awareness of autism.

Videos of Children With Down Syndrome
View videos that parents have shared to raise awareness of Down syndrome.

Advice to Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with Special Needs
Share what you've learned about your child's diagnosis with parents who are just starting out on the journey.

How Do You Prepare the School for Your Child With Disabilities?
What information do you pass to teachers about your child's disability? Share it with your fellow readers, and pick up some new resources from other families.

Write a Review - Share Your Opinion of a Special-Needs-Related Item
Got an opinion about a special-needs parenting book, iPhone app, or TV show? Want to share your favorite restaurant to bring your child to, or a therapy technique that worked (or didn't)? Give us your two cents.

Angelman Syndrome in the News - News Stories on Angelman Syndrome
News stories of interest to parents of children with Angelman Syndrome, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Hemophilia News - News Stories on Hemophilia
News stories of interest to parents of children with hemophilia, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta News - News on Osteogenesis Imperfecta
News stories of interest to parents of children with osteogenesis imperfecta, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Prader-Willi Syndrome in the News - News Stories on Prader-Willi Syndrome
News stories of interest to parents of children with Prader-Willi Syndrome, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

American Express Members Project 2008 - Top Vote-Getters Rejected
The American Express Members Project offers individuals a way to seek funding for causes close to their hearts. But when parents got out the vote for special-needs projects, they found that an advisory board had more power than they did, at least when it came to picking 25 semifinalists. Follow the controversy here, and learn more about six projects that were passed over.

Kindergarten Readiness
Books, articles and Web sites to help you determine when, and where, your child should go to kindergarten.

Occupational Therapy in the News - News Stories on Occupational Therapy
News stories of interest to parents of children with fine motor impairments and occupational therapy needs, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Physical Therapy in the News - News Stories on Physical Therapy
News stories of interest to parents of children with gross motor impairments and physical therapy needs, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Adoption in the News - News Stories on Special Needs Adoption
News stories of interest to adoptive parents of children with special needs, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Special Needs in the News - News Stories on Behavior Issues
News stories of interest to parents of children with behavior issues, from the Parenting Special Needs blog and news sources around the Web.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Full of Surprises
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs gives them credit for inspiration. Page 24.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Informed
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs recognizes how knowledgeable they've become. Page 22.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Not Lazy
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs knows how hard they work. Page 23.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are a Fighter
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs acknowledges that they never give up. Page 25.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are a Realist
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs recognizes their practical side. Page 21.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Care
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs appreciates their constant concern. Page 26.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Have Good Instincts
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs admires their gut reactions. Page 19.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Have Something to Say
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs applauds them for speaking up. Page 20.

Teacher Appreciation - Special Acknowledgments for Special Education Teachers
Give a special-education teacher a special acknowledgment with these free printable mini-posters. Page 2.

Teacher Appreciation - Special Acknowledgments for Special Education Teachers
Give a special-education teacher a special acknowledgment with these free printable mini-posters.

Teacher Appreciation - Special Acknowledgments for Special Education Teachers
Give a special-education teacher a special acknowledgment with these free printable mini-posters. Page 3.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Blessed
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs celebrates the good things in their lives. Page 9.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Growing
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs appreciates their growing advocacy. Page 13.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Loving
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs basks in their affection. Page 14.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Patient
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs recognizes their struggle to keep it together. Page 27.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Resourceful
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs lauds their cleverness and creativity. Page 10.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Strong
One of a series of artful notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs praises their strength and ability.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Talented
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs trumpets their unexpected abilities. Page 18.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Tough
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs admires their fortitude. Page 16.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are Understanding
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs appreciates their insight. Page 15.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are a Good Parent
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs hails them as good parents. Page 3.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are an Expert
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs praises their expertise. Page 2.

Encouraging Love Notes for Special Parents - You Are an Inspiration
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs admires the way they motivate others. Page 28.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Deserve Respect
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs empowers them to expect respect. Page 5.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Deserve a Break
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs suggests a little time off. Page 11.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Have Superpowers
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs recognizes their great power and responsibility. Page 8.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Have a Mission
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs recognizes their determination. Page 7.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Know What You're Doing
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs assures that they're getting it right. Page 17.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Make a Difference
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs celebrates the ways they impact others. Page 4.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You Try Hard
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs praises their efforts. Page 6.

Inspirational Love Notes for Special Parents - You're a Good Learner
One of a series of inspirational notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs recognizes their adaptability. Page 12.

Love Notes for Special Parents Gallery - Messages of Inspiration
Artful notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs, suitable for printing and framing or giving.

Love Notes for Special Parents Gallery - Messages of Inspiration
Artful notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs, suitable for printing and framing or giving.

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The Out-Of-Sync Child - Book Review
The essential handbook for understanding problems with sensory integration, including over- or under-sensitivity to touch, sight, sound, balance and movement.

Special-Needs Business Profile: Ready, Set, Bloom LLC
Meet the McLains, parents of a special needs child who started a business selling bed tents for children on the autism spectrum. Read their inspiring story.

Book Review: An Anthropologist on Mars - Seven Paradoxical Tales
A collection of neurological case studies, including essays on people with autism, Tourette syndrome, and visual impairments.

Book Review: The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene
Help your child get

Finding the Right Dentist for Your Child With Special Needs
There's more to picking a dentist for a child with special needs than finding the top tooth expert. Consider these five factors before making your choice.

Review: An Introduction to "How Does Your Engine Run?"
A quick-to-read booklet for parents introduces a unique, effective program for helping kids use sensory integration techniques to modulate their behavior and remain alert and in control.

Special-Needs Business Profile - Fun and Function
Profile of an online store selling therapy tools and toys, started by the parent of a child on the autism spectrum.