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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 their siblings with special needs, the feelings that can arise...

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 and Spanish starring kids who stutter, available at many public...

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 also help kids learn to share, socialize, and play freely...

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 kids who qualify.   An IEP meeting is where goals will be...

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 hobby became a lifeline and career after an automobile accident,...

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 on its medical and legal use, the Americans with Disabilities...

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