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Articles in Special Needs

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

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Recognizing and understanding body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB).... Read full article

March of Dimes: Sam’s Story of Survival

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Sam Shine is a March of Dimes miracle baby! ... Read full article

School Sports Now More Accessible

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Schools are now required to make "reasonable" modifications that would allow students with special needs to participate in after-school sports, under new guidelines issued by the federal government.... Read full article

An Introduction to IEPs

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Learn how to navigate your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP).... Read full article

Challenges for Parents of Special Needs Kids

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We asked Massachusetts parents of kids with special needs about their day-to-day challenges and how they work around them to focus more on enjoying their children. ... Read full article

Spotting a Speech Problem – and Helping Your Child

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About 10 percent of children nationwide have some kind of communication disorder, including speech and language problems. Here's a look at some common speech problems and what to look for in your child.... Read full article

Inclusion – Is It Working in the Classroom?

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Years after federal law began requiring that kids with special needs be taught in the least restrictive environment possible, the idea of full inclusion in the classroom still divides us. Here’s a look at whether full inclusion is working.... Read full article

Why Self-Care is Vital for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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Valuable information and strategies for parents and guardians of children with special needs. ... Read full article

The Healing Power of Horses

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The founders of The Bina Farm believe horses can help children with disabilities reach their full potential. ... Read full article

ER Visits & Your Child with Special Needs

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If you're heading to the ER with your child with special needs, here's what you need to know before you go.... Read full article

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