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A Circle of Care: Innovation and Generosity at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Eleven years ago, a journey began at the University of Michigan Health’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital with a young patient named Reese Partlow. Diagnosed...

Parents Supporting Parents with Children with Special Needs

The Michigan Alliance for Families offers parent-to-parent support and resources to help children get the special education services they need.

Local Resources For Special Needs Children And Families

Local Resources for Special Needs Children and Families

How To Support Parents Of Special Needs Children

How To Support Parents Of Special Needs Children

How parents can help children with special needs make friends in the classroom

We’ve all felt anxious and nervous as we send our kids off to school, hoping that they will learn and make new friends.  For...

Support for Children with Special Needs from Local Mothers

Courtney Stinson is a resident of Washtenaw County, mother of two children, and married to her supportive husband, Jeff. Stinson’s first child, Nathan, was...

Make the Holidays More Fun for Kids with Sensory Issues

Parties and family gatherings, special food, twinkling lights – what’s not to like about the holidays? Plenty, for kids with autism and other sensory...

Matching area teens with forever families at MARE Meet and Greets

There are currently more than 300 older children ages 8-17 in Michigan foster placements,  waiting anxiously to be adopted. Ann Arbor-based Michigan Adoption Resource...

A Mother’s Heart

Parents with a newborn sent to the hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) often describe the experience as an emotional roller coaster. Nothing can...

Celiac Survival: One local mom shares how her son with

Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine

Local Doctoral student studies benefits of yoga in children

While the popularity of yoga has surged in the US, little is known about its benefits for children on the autism spectrum. Morgan Wright,...

Fighting the daily battle of Crohn’s disease

On the surface, Nicky Andrews looks like a typical teenager. The Superior Township high school sophomore likes to have fun with her friends and family. She is heavily involved...