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Mar24
Getting Help For Your ADD/ADHD Kid

Getting Help For Your ADD/ADHD Kid

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I think my second grader has inattentive ADD/ADHD. What should I do to get him the help he needs at school?

Sep27
Dealing With a New Diagnosis

Dealing With a New Diagnosis

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My son has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I haven’t the faintest idea what I’m supposed to do next.

Aug20
Navigating IEPs and 504s With Older Kids

Navigating IEPs and 504s With Older Kids

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The dance of special education gets a lot more complicated as kids hit the teen years; the challenge is to balance support with increased responsibility.

Nov12
When the School Can’t (or Won’t) Help Your Child

When the School Can’t (or Won’t) Help Your Child

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I’m worried something isn’t quite “right” with my daughter, but her school keeps finding excuses for not evaluating our concerns. Where do I turn for help?

Sep17
Talking to Your Child About Their Special Needs

Talking to Your Child About Their Special Needs

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At what point — when special education and speech therapy and other services are the norm in your child’s life — do you explain to them that they’re different? And how?

Aug19
Special Needs, The Second Time Around

Special Needs, The Second Time Around

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How to prepare yourself for another ride on the Early Intervention roller coaster.