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Special Needs Events for Kids and Parents in Metro Detroit

Parents of children with special needs in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor can plan ahead for fun activities, sensory-friendly movie showings and more that are tailored to meet their needs.

Raising a Child with Autism Along with a Neurotypical Kid

Finding out her son had autism wasn't easy for Milford mom and nurse Kelly Miltimore. After trial and error, she offers insight on raising a child with autism along with a neurotypical kid.

Elaine Hall Discusses Son’s Autism Diagnosis, Special Needs Therapy, More

Read our chat with the autism advocate and founder of The Miracle Project. She will be one of the keynote speakers at Metro Parent's Living with Autism Workshop in April.

Michigan Autism Insurance Reform for Kids

The state finally passed a law in 2012 requiring insurance companies to cover treatment. As it takes effect Oct. 15, how will the medical community handle the influx of new patients?

Kids Autism Diagnosis Faces Changes, Raises Questions

Proposed changes to its definition could leave many high-functioning autistic children behind. How might this affect southeast Michigan families?

Dads Dealing with a Special Needs Diagnosis in their Kids

It's tough for any parent - but for fathers, it can be even tougher to accept, cope and feel hope. Some local dads share their stories and offer insights.

'Special' Siblings

For 'typical' brothers and sisters of kids with special needs, the impact can be a challenge - and rich opportunity. Here's how local families find the right balance.

Temple Grandin's Top Tips

Her story of overcoming an autism diagnosis has inspired parents. Read her advice for giving kids with autism an edge.
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