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Best Vacation Spots for Kids with Special Needs and Families

Skip places that overload your child by choosing one made for them. Start with this list of best vacation spots for kids with special needs.

Resources for Children With Special Needs in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

If you're a parent seeking resources for children with special needs, you'll find various services in southeast Michigan in our guide.

Finding a ‘Special’ Place of Worship

Many churches, synagogues and mosques are working to welcome and include children with special needs in in their congregations.

When Parents Play Favorites Among Their Children

Find out why parents often give one child preferential treatment over another, when parents showing favoritism is OK and how to curb parental favoritism.

Finding the Right Dentist for Kids with Special Needs

Local pediatric dentist and special needs mom shares important tips for finding dental care for special needs children.

Metro Parent Top Teacher Awards 2016

You had wonderful things to say about so many southeast Michigan teachers. Take a look at who was nominated for our 2016 awards.

The Power of Parent-to-Parent Time

For these local moms and dads, nothing beats some time sharing the unique trials, tribulations and triumphs of parenting a child with special needs.

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need? Find Out!

No one wants to think about needing life insurance, but part of being a parent is preparing for an emergency. Here, April Markland of Michigan Term helps families figure out how much they need to ensure that their children are cared for if the unthinkable happens.

Finding a Service Dog for Your Child’s Needs

Have a child with vision impairment, hearing impairment or autism? Consider a service dog. Here are a few of many service dog organizations to check out.

Swimming Lessons for Children With Special Needs

For kids with special needs, swim lessons can be extremely beneficial. Local experts share tips on finding a program and signing kids up.

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.

Top Teacher Award Nominations 2012

Metro Parent asked southeast Michigan parents to tell us which teachers have made a difference in your child's life. Here are the 2012 nominees.
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MSU Research Reports Sagging Areas in Pandemic Teaching

A survey from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative found teachers are struggling to find students and maintain attendance during virtual school.

Michigan Science Center Welcomes New Earth. Wind. Weather. Exhibit

Detroit's science hub is set to teach kids the wonders of our planet's weather systems with its latest exhibit.

The Importance of Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

Knowing how to handle money responsibly is a key skill. An expert with Macomb County's Michigan State University Extension Center explains why and how to teach it.

Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.