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A Guide to Holiday Cooking for Loved Ones with Food Allergies

There are few things more filled with love and community than sitting down to a giant holiday dinner or potluck with all your loved...

Washtenaw County WIC awarded for breastfeeding support program

Women, Infant and Children (WIC) in Washtenaw county was recently recognized by the US Department of Agriculture for its work to promote and support...

5 Reasons Why Your Child Should (and Can) Learn How to Play Chess

Chess is one of the oldest and most popular games in history, with early forms of the game dating back to the 6th century CE....

How to Help a NICU Family

When a couple finds out that a new baby is on the way they imagine a healthy pregnancy, bringing home a full-term baby, and...

Huron HS Jr Creates Project Connecting Refugees to Communities Via Food

Aashna Nadarajah’s grandparents immigrated from Sri Lanka to Canada in the 1980s. Nadarajah’s grandmother had difficulty finding a job in Canada despite her qualifications,...

Mrs. Michigan America’s Children’s Book About Neurodivergence

Anne Baldwin, who lives in Clarkston, Michigan, is multifaceted. She is a kindergarten aid at an elementary school, the mother of two boys who...

Challenges and Benefits of Having a Sibling with Special Needs

Having a sibling with special needs is a unique experience that provides both challenges and benefits. While there is no doubt that they love...

Help for Kids who Stutter is as Close as Your Library

Kids who stutter have a lot to say, and friends can show them how in Stuttering: For Kids By Kids, a DVD in English...

Tips for Playdates with Special Needs Kids

Playdates are an important part of childhood. They offer time for kids to interact socially without the structure of school or extracurricular activities. They...

How to Prepare for Your Child’s IEP Meeting

An individualized education plan (IEP) is a key component of your child’s special education plan. By law, schools are required to provide services to...

Programming for all: Toddlers to Seniors and Beginners to Advanced

T.C Collins of Willow Run Acres in Ypsilanti (and growing to other communities) has been farming since 1973. What started off as a childhood...

Does My Child Have a Disability, or Does My Child Have Special Needs?

In the United States, 26 percent of adults and 4.3 percent of children have a disability. While the definition of the term varies based...