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Special Needs

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Special Needs Children Have Higher Rate of Sleep Challenges

Special Needs Children Have Higher Rate of Sleep Challenges

Proper rest is important for all children, but especially those with special needs. Here's what you should know and how you can help your child sleep soundly.

October 2013
Loose Anagen Syndrome, a Benign Childhood Hair Loss Condition

Loose Anagen Syndrome, a Benign Childhood Hair Loss Condition

In the realm of special needs, this may not seem so serious. But if you're a little girl who dreams of long locks like your sisters, instead of snotty looks from strangers, it's a hit on developing healthy self-esteem.

October 2013
Letter To Special Needs Parents

Letter To Special Needs Parents

Milford mom Angela M. Shupe shares advice she says she wishes she'd been given when her daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome.

October 2013
Tips for and Helping Kids Control, Overcome Asthma

Tips for and Helping Kids Control, Overcome Asthma

This inflammatory lung disease is the most common reason kids miss school. Get your child's asthma under control with these six tips.

October 2013
Special Needs Summer Fun Activity Tips for Parents

Special Needs Summer Fun Activity Tips for Parents

Whether a yard, beach, park, mall or tent of blankets, find 10 ways to create memories and meaning, from Oakland County's mental health authority.

June 2013
The Autism Parent's Bucket List

The Autism Parent's Bucket List

Metro Parent's March list of 101 things every child should do or learn before they grow up didn't cut it for parents of autistic children. Here's an amended list for parents raising a child with autism.

April 2013
Making Southeast Michigan Attractions More Autism Friendly

Making Southeast Michigan Attractions More Autism Friendly

How can we make everyday places and people more hospitable? The Autism Alliance of Michigan is teaming with The Henry Ford – and, it hopes, others – to help make this happen for kids.

April 2013
Chickens and Autism: How 'Goldie' Helps a Michigan Teen

Chickens and Autism: How 'Goldie' Helps a Michigan Teen

With the help of a feathered friend, Alair Bergman of Ortonville, Mich. has overcome autism symptoms, written a book and plans for a bright future.

April 2013
4th Wall Theatre Company Gives Spotlight to Special Needs Kids

4th Wall Theatre Company Gives Spotlight to Special Needs Kids

A mobile southeast Michigan troupe offers theater as therapy – and a chance to thrive – for children with autism, Down syndrome and more.

April 2013
Shakespeare Against Cancer Helping Sick Children

Shakespeare Against Cancer Helping Sick Children

This local theater group entertains southeast Michigan kids battling cancer with special in-hospital performances.

April 2013
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