The knife-edge between encouraging my teens to self-advocate and stepping in while I still can is a precarious one, especially in a world that’s unfair.
A reader wants to know the value of putting a label on a struggling older child, or does it even matter? I have strong opinions on this one.
Having an invisible disability is hard; having an invisible disability as a high school student and being scoffed at by a teacher is worse. Don’t be that teacher.
Transitioning to middle school is a scary time for any kid, but when it’s an ADHD child, how should you best proceed? I’ve been there. Don’t panic!
To disclose or not to disclose: that’s the question when you’re dealing with special needs and increasing independence. My teens are figuring it out.
I know very little about wine pairings, but I do know what you should bake for your next meeting at school.
Helping parents who are looking into special education preschool options for their speech-delayed child.
I think my second grader has inattentive ADD/ADHD. What should I do to get him the help he needs at school?
My son has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I haven’t the faintest idea what I’m supposed to do next.
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.
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?
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?
How to prepare yourself for another ride on the Early Intervention roller coaster.