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Defining Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

What do Autism, Asperger’s Disorder, Rett’s Syndrome, and PDD mean? How do they differ? Does your child fit one of these diagnoses?

Camps for Kids with Special Needs

For a child with special needs, the experience of going to camp takes on added significance.

Graduation Day: A Rite of Passage for Special Ed Students Too

Students with disabilities have options at graduation time. Learn how to make the most of them.

ADHD Can Hurt

Fifth graders diagnosed with ADHD have an increased risk of serious injury, including broken bones.

10 Ways to Support Families of Children with Autism During the Holiday Season

If you have a friend or family member with a child with autism, here are 10 ways you may be able to help them this holiday season.

Advocate for Your ADHD Child Now

Advocate for your ADHD or ADD child. Set up accommodations in school now.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

If your child shows signs of significant academic difficulties in the coming year, and you have exhausted other school options to resolve the problems, consider having her evaluated to determine if she has an LD and is a candidate for special education.

Preschoolers with ADHD Have “Different” Brains

The brains of preschool children with symptoms of ADHD are different than those of typically developing children, according to a new study.

Half of All Children with Autism Wander and Bolt from Safe Places

The wandering and elopement survey found that approximately half of parents of children with autism report that their child elopes.

Treatments Show Promise in Reducing Autism-Related Behaviors

Some medical and behavioral treatments may reduce certain behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders, but more research is needed to assess benefits and harms.

5 Tips to Smart Estate Planning When You Have a Special Needs Child

Families who do their best to protect their children with special needs often make several critical mistakes in developing their family plan.

10 Tips to Take Control of ADD/ADHD

If your child has Attention Deficit Disorder, become actively involved in his quest to manage it. Here are 10 ways to do that:

Autism: Studies Look at Babies and Toddlers for Earlier Diagnosis

Autism affects about 1 in every 110 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But studies are currently being conducted with younger children to see if and when certain behaviors may indicate the onset of autism. The earlier the disorder is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin.

Handle with Care: With Special Needs Children, Marriages Can be Fragile

Marriage can be difficult when you have a special needs child. Here are some strategies to strengthen the bond with your spouse.

Learn How to Spot a Learning Disability

A learning disability is characterized by difficulties in acquiring information and typically gives rise to academic deficiencies. This partial list of behaviors may suggest a child has a learning disability.