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Special Needs: Sensory Overload

Special Needs: Sensory Overload

As a new mom of a firstborn, it was hard for me to hold in my hurt when my baby pulled back when touched.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Ryan (not his real name) was frustrated. Before he was diagnosed with ADHD—Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—he struggled to get through each day in the classroom and then each night trying to focus on getting all his homework finished. Like most children diagnosed with ADHD, Ryan has difficulty with attention and learning...

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A Voice for Her Son

A Voice for Her Son

After he struggled for several minutes to stack two blocks and assemble Legos, my then 2-year-old son violently threw himself on the floor while crying uncontrollably.

A Different Kind of Road Trip

A Different Kind of Road Trip

Icebreakers start conversation. What would be the opposite? Freeze-ups. From before she was born, my daughter introduced me to the world of frequent freeze-ups.

Special-needs Resource Guide

Special-needs Resource Guide

Sometimes the most challenging part of raising a special needs child is simply the diagnosis: wrapping one’s mind around the changed expectations of parenting and trying to figure out how to proceed.

The First Year: When Baby Won't Crawl

The First Year: When Baby Won't Crawl

Our 10-month-old is pulling himself up to standing and taking a few steps holding on.

Growth and Development: Parents, We Have a Problem

Growth and Development: Parents, We Have a Problem

Our son’s first-grade teacher has just told us that we “should have him evaluated.”

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