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A Different Kind of Dog: How Service Dogs Help Kids

Learn how service dogs of all kinds help those with special needs, health issues and disabilities – and provide important companionship.

10 Reasons Autism Awareness is Needed Every Month

Why is autism awareness important? Leaders of two local autism therapy programs weigh in on how awareness can help ensure better services and support for people with autism and their families.

Guide to Special Need Therapy Options

It doesn't take long for a parent of a child with special needs to get acquainted with some of the most prominent therapies, but scratch beyond that surface and there are many other options. Here's a look at some of those options – from diets to horseback riding to music – and what they could offer your child.

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.

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.

Respite for Parents of Special Needs Children

Raising a special needs child can be all-consuming – but parents need time for themselves, too. Here's how some southeast Michigan families are coping, and services that can help.

Talking to Children with Special Needs About Sex

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.

Intestinal Germs May Impact Autism, According to a Study

Research from Arizona State University found kids with autism have different concentrations of certain bacterial-produced chemicals than those without autism

A Home Away From Home at Montcalm School

After visiting Starr Commonwealth's Montcalm School, Clark family of Seattle knew it was the right fit, and so did their son, Jonathan.

Easter Seals Story: Finding The Right Therapy for Autism

Therapy caused frustration for the Terry family. But with the help of Easter Seals Michigan, they found a program that has opened up a whole new world.

New Studies Uncover Possible Early Detection of Autism

Two recent findings may help identify autism in the first few months of life - and assist in reducing its prevalence. A local autism expert weighs in.

Easter Seals Story: Connecting and Communicating with My Son

Danielle C. Dallo of Southfield felt lost and alone in her efforts to connect with her son, Daniel, who has autism. But with help from Easter Seals Michigan, she and Daniel have made huge strides.
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