Latest articles by Ellen H. Parlapiano
There isn’t a kid in the world who hasn’t occasionally wanted to skip school. But children who struggle with learning can grow to dread school so much, that every day becomes a battle to get them there. Brandy Stephenson* has had days that her 10-year..
While other babies were babbling up a storm, Joey Wasikowski wasn’t able to form sounds or say “da-da.” In fact, he didn’t start talking at all until he was 6-years-old. Even now at the age of 10, the 4th grader can only speak in 3- to 5-word utte..
“Having a special needs child changes your life and tests your marriage,” says Nancy Flanders, of Essex Junction, Vermont. Nancy and her husband, Steve, have experienced the ups and downs that go along with parenting and care-giving to their two-year-..
How do you make sure your child gets continuous, consistent support,when your family is constantly moving? Over 100,000 military families have members with special needs, according to the Department of Defense. These include spouses, children, or dependen..