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Special Needs

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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
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
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
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
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