Category: Special Needs

Have you ever been so tired that the taste of cheap coffee seems like a blessing? Have you, looking into the mirror, not been able to remember the last...

My oldest son, Ross, is autistic. He was diagnosed when he was 3 and is now a happy, thriving 6-year-old who just started kindergarten. Last spring we went to...

Nothing major, but all these little comments from your child’s teacher pile up: He rushes through work. He is bored. He doesn’t write anything down in his assignment notebook. Disorganized....

When I was camped out in the neonatal intensive care for the first ten weeks of my son’s life, I talked to a great many specialists. When your child...

I’m not a doctor, teacher, psychologist, lawyer, or scientist but I’m a mom of 3 boys: 6-year-old twins Alex and Max, and a very special 19-year-old boy, Nicky. This is...

In April, Ben had an appointment with the orthodontist. “The prom is in May.” I focused on merging onto the Mass Pike. I didn’t want to jump to any...

There was something about my oldest that just always seemed different. He had severe separation anxiety as a baby and toddler. He never really played with other children all...

Although I’m somewhat of an ADHD parent rookie, my husband and I suspected it for years. Truth be told, we were somewhat relieved when we received our son’s diagnosis...

The day I learned my daughter was classified as having “special needs,” I scheduled the extensive hours in therapies, learned the new language of IEPs, and acclimated to a...

When I was pregnant, my doctor told me, “Janis, there’s no one perfect way to parent. Don’t read the books. Don’t follow the online groups. Don’t ask your friends....