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Special Needs

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Team TMR Energy Bar for Special Needs

Team TMR Energy Bar for Special Needs

A non-GMO, organic snack for children with food allergies and other special needs, which was launched by an Oakland County mom.

July 2014
Imerman Angels Cancer Support in Southeast Michigan

Imerman Angels Cancer Support in Southeast Michigan

A nonprofit started by a metro Detroit native and cancer survivor expands to metro Detroit. The group offers patients and their caregivers free one-on-one support.

June 2014
A Home Away From Home at Montcalm School

A Home Away From Home at Montcalm School

For the Clark family of Seattle, the idea of sending their son with autism to a boarding school in Albion, Mich., was hard to imagine. But after visiting Starr Commonwealth's Montcalm School, they knew it was the right fit – and so did their son, Jonathan.

April 2014
Signs and Symptoms of Autism: What to Look for in Kids

Signs and Symptoms of Autism: What to Look for in Kids

One in 68 kids have an autism spectrum disorder. If you think your child may be among these children, take a look at the common red flags.

April 2014
Local Resources for Deaf, Hard of Hearing Families

Local Resources for Deaf, Hard of Hearing Families

Looking for assistance, support and resources for your deaf or hard of hearing family or child? Check out this list of local organizations.

April 2014
The Sound of Silence: When Children Are Born Deaf

The Sound of Silence: When Children Are Born Deaf

When a child is born deaf, it can trigger a whirlwind of worry and options for parents. Two local families share their stories on finding the right solutions for their kids.

April 2014
Support, Education for Parents of Kids with Respiratory Illness

Support, Education for Parents of Kids with Respiratory Illness

Royal Oak-based organization HealthCall creates pediatric-focused group for parents and caregivers caring for children with respiratory illnesses, where they can learn and network.

April 2014
Play-Place for Autistic Children in Sterling Heights

Play-Place for Autistic Children in Sterling Heights

Macomb County will soon have a recreational, educational and therapeutic facility for kids with autism and their families, which is set to open on Aug. 15, 2014.

April 2014
Talking to Children with Special Needs About Sex

Talking to Children with Special Needs About Sex

Don't fool yourself! Kids with special needs develop sexual feelings, too. And for them, it's even more important to be open, honest and to tackle 'the talk' early.

April 2014
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
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