Can Someone Recover from Autism?

When Tyler was one, his parents began to notice certain behaviors that seemed atypical. He didn't make eye contact or wave hello or goodbye, and he often seemed to be in his own world. As a toddler, he began lining up his toys, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Holiday Tips for Parents of a Special Needs Child

Dear Saki and Alley,I recently got remarried and we are going to my sister’s house for the holidays. My new stepson, Sean, is autistic and doesn’t do well with new places or changes to his routine. Do you have any suggestions … [Read more...]

A New Act to Help Special Needs Families

 Q. My 9-year-old daughter, Noelle, is intellectually disabled. The costs for her therapy and assistive technology are quite high, and we are in the process of applying for government assistance (SSI).Despite our struggles … [Read more...]

Special Programs for Special Needs

 Earlier this year, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced an alarming statistic regarding the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), stating that is now affects 1 in 68 children (a 30% increase from 1 … [Read more...]

Financial Security for a Special Needs Child

Q. Our 11-year-old son, Nathan, has autism and will likely need care for the rest of his life. This has put quite an emotional and financial strain on my husband and me. My parents, who are wealthy, are willing to help, but we've … [Read more...]

Parents of Special Needs Kids: Getting Help From Others Without Forfeiting Federal Benefits

Did you know that in the U.S. alone, about 200,000 people under the age of 65 require long term care?  In the D.C. Metro area, about 40,000 children are considered "Special Needs."Many families are unsure how to plan financially … [Read more...]

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