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Articles in Special Needs

Autism's New Definition: What It Means for Families

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A proposed overhaul of the way autism is defined has some parents worried that their children's diagnoses and services are in jeopardy. But health providers say most kids will retain the diagnosis under the proposed guidelines. ... Read full article

Toys & Games to Develop Speech and Language Skills

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Searching for a birthday or holiday present? These top picks promote fun and education!... Read full article

Special Needs Resources & Sites

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These local and national organizations offer information on a variety of options for children with special needs. ... Read full article

Animal Therapy Resources in Massachusetts

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Experts urge parents to be educated consumers, carefully researching any therapy for their children involving animals.... Read full article

What is New in Our Understanding of ADHD?

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ADHD is the most prevalent chronic health condition among school-age children. Get the facts with our complete guide to ADD and ADHD.... Read full article

Down Syndrome Myths

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The National Down Syndrome Society reports that many misconceptions still exist about the condition. Here they are ... ... Read full article

Study Reveals Learning Disabilities Widely Misunderstood

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A survey of American adults reveals a lot of misunderstanding about learning disabilities, including beliefs that these disorders can be caused by a poor diet, watching too much TV or even childhood vaccines.... Read full article

When Your Child Is Troubled

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Understanding the red flags, inside and outside of the classroom, that may indicate a child is struggling with sadness, anxiety or other behavioral issues.... Read full article

Connections Key for Students Who Stutter

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The importance of finding a social and supportive community for children who stutter.... Read full article

Local Playgrounds for Kids of All Abilities

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A great list of playgrounds that cater to children with special needs.... Read full article

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