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Advocating for Your Special Needs Kid in School

Getting through the red tape is tough, but you have more rights than you think.

Ask the Expert: Math Anxiety - Fact or Fiction

Students who learn differently are capable of achieving and meeting high expectations, and are doing that and more at Landmark College in Vermont.

Living with ADHD

A NJ mom shares her advice on what to do after your child's been diagnosed.

Is It Time to Get Your Kid Speech Therapy?

Tips on advocating for your child in school and beyond.

Six Flags Great Adventure Gets a One-Day, Sensory-Friendly Makeover

Get tickets ASAP to the Autism Day fundraiser in Jackson.

Sesame Place Is the First Theme Park That’s a Certified Autism Center

This Pennsylvania destination is worth the trip, especially for special needs families.

Things to Do with Your Special Needs Kid for National Autism Awareness Month

These sensory-friendly events are perfectly crafted to keep them busy all April long.

Popcorn for the People Is About More Than Just Tasty Treats

This East Brunswick-based nonprofit has a unique way of giving back to the community.

Making Your Special Needs Kid's Dental Visit a Breeze

These simple tips could relieve some stress.

6 Tips for a Successful IEP

The blogger behind Autism with a Side of Fries shares her advice for making the most of your child’s individualized education program.

10 Things I Know to Be True About Raising a Child with Autism

Eileen Shaklee, mom to a 12-year-old boy and the blogger behind Autism with a Side of Fries, shares some of the many things her son has taught her.

Help! My Child Has Dyslexia

Teachers and parents share their best advice on how to advocate for your child.

How to Identify the Warning Signs of Dyslexia

Is your kid struggling in school? Does he have trouble remembering words? These may be signs of a language learning disability.

How to Pick a Camp for Your Special Needs Kid

Make every kid’s school break a blast in a camp program.

Special Needs in NJ

Your ultimate guide to all things special needs in NJ. From info on healthcare resources to great schools to advice from other moms.

Baby with Down Syndrome is the First to Be Named Gerber’s Baby of the Year

The company is making history with its choice of Lucas Warren as this year’s Gerber Spokesbaby.

Going Out to Eat With Your Autistic Kid? You’ll Want to Read This First

Eileen Shaklee, mom to a 13-year-old boy and the blogger behind Autism with a Side of Fries, shares her best advice for making eating out a little easier. 

7 Life-Changing Tips for Traveling With Your Autistic Kid

Eileen Shaklee, mom to a 12-year-old boy and the blogger behind Autism with a Side of Fries, shares her best tips for traveling with a child with autism.

Take Your Special Needs Kid to a Sensory-Friendly Event on Autism Awareness Day

There are plenty of events happening statewide this Sunday

New Vernon Family Raises $25K for Autism Service Dog

A NJ family is hoping a service dog will help their 3-year-old son living with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Special Needs Resources

This list of organizations is provided to help New Jersey families find resources for autism spectrum disorders and other special needs.

Saving Your Marriage When Your Child has Special Needs

Having a special needs child can often add stress to a marriage. Here's how to keep everyone happy.

How to Travel With Your Special Needs Kid

Hoping to travel by car with your special needs child without major meltdowns? Success begins long before departure day.

Does Your Child Have a Speech Delay?

Is your child speech-delayed? Should you be worried? Here’s what you need to know.

Martial Arts Classes in NJ

Should you sign your kid up for some high-kicking fun? Martial arts are great for learning and coordination. Here's where you should head.

Amazing Themed Summer Camps for Kids in NJ

Whether your kids are aspiring chefs, horseback riding champions or just want an amazing summer—start with what they love and you’re guaranteed a great time.

Does Your Child Have Autism?

Here are the signs and symptoms to look out for you if you think your kid might be autistic.

How to Tell If You Should Be Worried About Your Anxious Child

Is your child a worrier? Here’s how to tell when it’s normal—and when it might be something more serious.

Are Her Speech Milestones on Track?

Knowing what to listen for, when, can make all the difference in your child’s verbal development.

Doctors Fail Allergy Tests

Is your pediatrician up to date on allergy treatments?

Suspect a Language Delay? Speak up!

What to do if you think your child may have a speech delay.

Good News About Autism

ADHD in Girls

Are you missing the signs?

Gifted and Talented Programming in NJ

New Jersey's options for gifted and talented students.

Struggling in School

November is report card month: What should you do if your kid is struggling academically?

Could Your Kid Have Dyslexia?

How to identify the warning signs and figure out the next steps.

Special Camps for Special Kids

Every child can have a great summer at camp.

Overcoming Obstacles

3 Keys to Fostering Resilience in Children with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

The Rising Rate of Autism

The facts and figures about autism in our state

Help Dyslexic Children Learn

Ways to encourage your dyslexic child to blossom in school and at home.
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