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Children with Special Needs


I know this might seem like an off place to put this topic but I figured that maybe you mommies might just have an idea. My DS is 3, 35lbs, 3'2"(or so) and has autism, SID, expressive-receptive language delays, global developmental delays and so on. He can walk, run, climb all just fine. He is however getting a bit too big for me to be able to carry him longer than 10 minutes. I'm not very big myself, 5'1", 116lbs. I want to find a stroller to use that will be able to "grow with him" a bit seein...

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hello from the Mid-Hudson Valley

Hi - I'm new to the group and glad to have joined. I have 2 kids - both adopted from Russia, one with significant special needs discovered post-adoption....

Learning Disabilities and Special Education

CALIF: AB 3632 Parent Support Letter

I am a special education advocate in Southern California. I have written a sample letter, and am encouraging affected parties to send it, or their own letters, to three specific legislators before the end of this year. Please feel free to cross post. Thank you! SAMPLE LETTER *Areas for personalization are highlighted. If you have questions regarding the text of this sample letter or the current situation regarding AB 3632 services, you may contact Gwen Campbell, Special Education Advocate,...

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A Parent's Guide to the IEP

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Warning Signs of a Learning Disability

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Reversing Letters: Is This Dyslexia?

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Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that results in people having a hard time with reading, writing and spelling. It is not a function of lack of intelligence or ability to learn. Letter reversal in writing can be one symptom of dyslexia, but this does not mean that every child who reverses
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What Can You Do If Your Child Has Trouble Reading?

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By Nancy Da Silva Your child dreads reading time at school and runs screaming in the opposite direction if you suggest sitting down and reading a story together. If your child is well past the age where he should be adept at reading and yet still has great difficulty, what could be the reason? More importantly,
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