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A special education expert -- and parent -- shares 5 strategies parents can use to help their kids navigate the educational system. When it comes to navigating the educational system, parents of children with special needs face a variety of challenges that other parents don’t -- whether it’s understanding exactly what rights their... more
I have a 16-year-old son who has had a chronic headache disorder for nearly five years. Before this started, he was an excellent student. When he is able to concentrate, he can do college-level work. But he almost always struggles with "brain fog" and can't work on anything that... more
Find the support you need for both your family and your child with Down syndrome. Down syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder that causes developmental delays ranging from moderate to severe. The disorder is rarely inherited, but instead caused by abnormal "cell division during the development of the egg, sperm... more
The next step in finding the right special needs caregiver for your child is figuring out how much it is going to cost. As parents of children with special needs work to find with the best way to provide the care required, many struggle with the reality that taking... more
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Now that you’ve hired a professional caregiver, here’s how to build a sustainable relationship with them. As we noted in the first chapter, adults with disabilities access professional care in all kinds of ways and combinations. Whether a disabled person hires a professional caregiver for a few hours a day, lives... more