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5 Things to Know About Parents of Children with Special Needs

Rachael Moshman My husband and I adopted our daughter when she was nine years old. She has a long list of mental health diagnoses. We...

Autism and Online Learning: A Guide for Teachers

Today, one in every 88 American children is on the autism spectrum. Autism affects more than 2 million people in the U.S. and tens...

A Parent’s Perspective on Transition

By Kim Lett It's never easy to raise a child, especially one with disabilities, As a parent of a 23-year-old who graduated last year,...

IQ Scores Fail to Predict Academic Performance in Children with Autism

New data show that many children with autism-spectrum disorders have greater academic abilities than previously thought. In a study from the University of Washington,...

How to Write a Letter of Intent to Protect Your Special Needs Child

A letter of intent or a letter of direction is your message to the future. The letter of intent is a document that you...

Disabilities Don’t Define A Child

by H. Nicole Myers, Ph.D. Associate Professor of EducationUniversity of Mary Washington   Do you remember the day your child was born? Remember...

Dog uses four paws to build bridge

Marty van Duyne After attending classes for more than a year at Margaret Brent Elementary School hardly anyone even gives Cal a second...

Financial Strategies for the Special Needs Family

  If you care for a person with a disability or other special needs, it's important that you look beyond their medical care...

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