On Parenting: Special needs


Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Autism’s effects extend to siblings

Autism can have large effects, good and bad, on the siblings of a disabled child.

By On Parenting  |  12:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorder; special needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Holly Robinson Peete talks about how to support siblings of children with autism

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism, special needs

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Editor Jennifer Byde Myers talks about ‘Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism’

The editor and mother talks about her book, about increasing public acceptance of autism and about her journey with her son Jack.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders, special needs

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Regarding the Boy Scouts, I’ve evolved. Will they?

I continue to hold out hope that the Boy Scouts will make their organization fully inclusive to all.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special needs, Boy Scouts of America

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 06/18/2012

ADHD prescriptions to children have spiked amid growing concerns of abuse

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:01 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  healthcare, special needs

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Lose the Training Wheels bike camps help kids with special needs

Children with disabilities gain independence and confidence after learning how to ride a two-wheel bike at a special camp.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  02:17 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Despite genetic tests and new technology, learning to embrace the unexpected

Better technology means advanced options for prenatal testing. But will these tests give us a false sense that we control more than we actually can?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Special Needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Mom Congress convenes in D.C.: What do you call an activist who happens to be a mother?

Parenting Magazine sponsors the event which brings together moms from around the country for a few days of networking and advocacy training.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Politics, Special Needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Sentence Builder, iWriteWords and other apps for helping a special-needs child

The iPad makes a special-needs, 7-year-old boy a more willing participant in practicing math, handwriting and listening skills. For his mom, that is success.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012

‘Next Stop’ chronicles family’s autism journey

Glen Finland, author of “Next Stop,” discusses how a child’s autism diagnosis effects an entire family, and why the term “differently-abled” should replace “special needs.”

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs, Books

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Springfield Challenger Baseball opens 20th season

With the Springfield Challenger Baseball, the focus is less on runs and hits, and more on personal milestones and camaraderie, both for the players and their parents.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012

‘Next Stop’: Aging out of special-needs network and navigating the future

“Next Stop” tracks the travails of a mother and her “differently-abled” son as they try to navigate the frustrating years after a child ages out of special-needs support typically provided in schools.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Special Needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Wage gap for mothers of autistic children, study shows

On average, mothers of children diagnosed with autism earned 35 percent less than the mothers of children with another health limitation, and 56 percent less than the mothers of children with no health issues.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs, Work-Life Balance

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Designing rooms for children with special needs

An Alexandria designer puts her experience to use in creating a room tailored to her son’s medical needs.

By On Parenting  |  01:37 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Bella Santorum, Amelia Rivera and ‘marginal’ children who prove no child is marginal

Her admittance to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia comes weeks after the hospital refused to give another 3-year-old, Amelia Rivera, a transplant because she has special needs.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012

APA considers new definition for autism, a change that could limit kids’ access to special education

The American Psychiatric Association is considering a new definition for autism. The change may disqualify some families from special education and services.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs, Mental Health

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Target praised for ad that uses child model with Down syndrome

Parents and advocates laud “no big deal” inclusion of 6-year-old boy.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  10:08 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs, Disabilities

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011

MyAutismTeam.com: New social networking site for parents of autistic kids

The site, which launched from beta Dec. 6, had 13,379 members as of Dec. 8.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders, special needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011

‘Parenthood’ producer Jason Katims on including a character with Asperger’s Syndrome on television

Jason Katims discusses raising a son with Asperger’s Syndrome and including a character with the disorder on his show.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special needs, Asperger's Syndrome