Special Needs


'Positive Discipline for Children With Special Needs': Author Q&A

Watch Videos Related to This Article Children with special needs need discipline, just like every other kid on the planet. How else are they going ...Book says cchildren, including those with special needs, deserve the chance to feel capable, important and self-possessed.

The Word 'Retard': Stop Using It

Ellen and her son Max. Courtesy of Ellen Seidman. Let's say you have a child with disabilities who has cognitive delays, and when peopl...Try a little project: For a few days you will message people on Twitter who use the word "retard" and let them know the r-word is derogatory to people with disabilities.

Children With Autism Learn Life Skills at School's Coffee Shop

Kids with autism learn life and business skills by running their own coffee shop. Credit: Getty Images Across the country, parents of c...At a New Jersey middle school, children with autism or multiple learning disabilities step out of the classroom and into the business world on Friday mornings when they run their own coffee shop.

Kim Stagliano, Author of 'All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa,' on Raising 3 Kids With Autism

Jacket design by Adam Bozarth It's a known fact that boys are affected by autism more than girls are -- the oft-quoted statistic is f...
The author says we're normalizing autism, "And that's a real concern for me."

Chilean Miners and Their Families Need Time to Grieve, Regroup

Miner Franklin Lobo, right, embraces his daughter Carolina after he was rescued on Oct. 13.Credit: Gabriel Ortega/Chilean government/AP ...The whole range of emotions these 33 men and their families have experienced since the mine collapsed can be likened to a "really long holding of the breath," says Susan Stiffelman, ParentDish's AdviceMama.

Pregnant? Get Your Flu Shot!

Don't avoid the needle, moms-to-be. Credit: ZaldyImg, Flickr
If you're expecting, be sure you're first in line to get a flu shot this year. ...
Why should you get it? Last year's H1N1 outbreak brought to light how hard the flu can hit pregnant women, and new research indicates that immunity is passed down to your baby.

Bullied Girl With Cerebral Palsy Speaks Out

"If I don't tell now, what would happen?" Those were the tearful words of a 12-year-old girl wit...
A Florida father threatened kids on a school bus for bullying his daughter who has cerebral palsy.

Angie Dickinson: Mothering a Daughter with Asperger's

Composer Burt Bacharach and his actress wife, Angie Dickinson, with their daughter, Nikki, 2, around the swimming pool of their Hollywood ...http://www.parentdish.com/2010/09/29/angie-dickinson-reveals-tormented-motherhood-with-aspergers-dau/


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