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It's considered one of the most common symptoms of autism: a lack of eye contact. But it's not true of everyone on the spectrum.
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If you ask this one couple, it was more than a simple twist of fate that led them to find their three adopted daughters, all with Down syndrome.
The man behind Big Bird, Carroll Spinney, recently told one of the sweetest, most heart-wrenching tales you've probably ever heard.
In this sweet letter to her unborn son, one mom shares her thoughts on the last night of her fourth and final pregnancy.
In one dad's words, ten things he thinks his kids with autism would say if they could.
One dad describes dyspraxia - a diagnosis that painted the most complete picture of what his son experienced in his every waking day.
IEP meetings are those first steps for the year, that daunting beginning. It's about what you and your child's team consider goals, but it also about you.
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Nancy knew that you can't predict what birth will be like, but the her labor & delivery was more surprising than expected. Read Kieran's birth story here!
The cherry blossom falls after its short beautiful bloom. The blossom’s impermanence, its fleetingness, its transience - this is why we appreciate it.
It's hard to tell my daughter has a disability, because she can behave normally, but she has a form of autism called Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome.
Unschooling is an educational philosophy that prepares kids for an uncertain and rapidly changing future. Consider this a beginner's guide to unschooling.
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Sometimes a person's special needs aren't obvious. I have experienced this with my own son, who has a form of autism.
If you’re a hyperparent, you might not even know it. But if you are, you might want to learn to relax with your kids - for their sake, and yours.
Many factors can influence the well-being of a family. One factor is certainly the emotional and physical health of the parents of special-needs kids.
Much of how you raise your child with special needs will depend on your family’s personal beliefs and the nature of his or her disability.
The birth of a child with a disability, or the discovery that a child has a disability, can have profound effects on the family.