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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia in Children?

Children playing with dirt

Few things can make you feel more powerless than when your child is complaining of a pain and you can’t find an immediate cause or resolution. Vague aches, lack of sleep, and general fatigue may point to any… Read More

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Children?

A young boy

Children should be a bundle of energy – constantly in motion, always looking for something to get into or a new passion to pursue. What should you do if your child isn’t exhibiting the same level of energy… Read More

Learn the Signs of Autism

Children playing in a classroom

Having a child is both the most exciting and frightening thing that humans can do. The simple knowledge that you are now responsible for this tiny life is humbling and uplifting – and downright scary all at the… Read More

What is Asperger Syndrome?

A boy on an iPad

You may have noticed that your child is exhibiting some odd traits, such as playing in repetitive ways or not making eye contact. They may have regressed a bit, losing hard-won skills that they only recently gained. A… Read More

What is Autism?

An Autistic Child Smiling

If your child – your loving, interesting, perhaps quirky child – has just been diagnosed with autism, it may feel as though your world is spinning to a halt. You may not fully understand what this diagnosis means… Read More

Mom to Teachers: Stop “Fixing” My Son’s Art

A colored pencil drawing

There was a lovely Mother’s Day card and paper flower in my son’s backpack yesterday. “Lovely”… that is… except for the fact that it had nothing to do with my little boy. The card was drawn and shaded… Read More

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Advocating For Your Child with Chronic Pain

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When it comes to children with special needs, most teachers are trained on how to deal with intellectual and learning disabilities. Even if they do not have specific training, they will have a team of special education professionals… Read More

Autism And Girls – How Girls With Autism Sometimes Fly Under The Radar

Girls with Autism

Autism is three times as common in boys as it is in girls, or even higher, according to most statistics, but some professionals are starting to wonder if these stats are accurate. A growing body of research is… Read More

Partnering With Teachers For The Success Of Your Child With Special Needs

Teachers and Child with Special Needs

When your child with special needs heads off to school, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you hand the care of your child to another person. As your child’s parent and advocate, you need to understand that the… Read More