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Parents raising exceptional children need to be proactive, have a plan and help kids advocate for themselves, when possible.
A Raleigh-based business works to empower kids with disabilities by hosting hands-on musical workshops throughout the Triangle.
Students who require "copies of teachers' notes" will benefit from clear communication between parents and teachers.
Four suggestions for how to make Halloween fun for children with autism.
For parents of children who learn differently, school choice can be a very personal decision. Since there are varying degrees of disabilities, there are also varying degrees of special education.
Learn ways to apply for financial aid for your exceptional child.
Register your student with disabilities by Sept. 30 for the third annual STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities, a free event at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Oct. 9.
We've rounded up books and websites helpful to families of special needs children.
A deeper understanding and more accepting view.
In a show of resiliency that can seem astonishing to outsiders, many special needs families are able to reclaim a sense of normalcy, finding satisfaction in daily victories or community among others who walk a similar path.
Whether it involves college or vocational school, employment, or group or independent housing, helping your special needs child make plans for the future is an ongoing process that requires attention, direction and patience.
It hasn’t always been easy for families with children who have special needs to find faith communities offering support, but that is changing.
North Carolina is lucky to have several cutting edge research centers exploring the causes and treatments of autism spectrum disorder.
Group health insurers are now required to cover adaptive behavior treatments for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Does this new approach to learning help student conquer educational challenges?
Tots with autism showed significant improvement in their developmental level after intensive early social intervention by parents rather than clinicians.
On September 30, 2014, Carolina Parent hosted a live Facebook chat with Dr. Rebecca Jackson, Center Director of the Brain Balance Center of Cary, on understanding ADHD. Here's a transcript of the conversation:
Adaptive and inclusive programming creates opportunities and opens minds.
Help your child develop strong friendships and handle negative interactions while promoting independence with these tips.
Whether your special needs your child requires, camps across North Carolina offer a wide range of options.
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