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Special Needs-Related Items for Kids

Mesh tube toys, an inspiring mini movie and local boy's greeting gadget round out a trio of cool special needs-related finds.

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.

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.

Eye Care Especially for Kids

At Children's Eye Care, metro Detroit's premier pediatric ophthalmology practice, everything is focused on the unique needs of kids – from the additional training of their eye docs to their kid-friendly bedside manner and the toys they use to get kids engaged.

About Kids Gotta Play

Forget big box stores. If you're in the market for a kids playset, swingset or backyard equipment, this is the place to go!

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.

Mall of America Family Fun: Theme Park, Sharks and Stores

From Nickelodeon Universe to the SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, this shopping mecca in Bloomington, Minn. has several vacations' worth of excitement for kids

Helping Special Needs Kids Make Friends

It's not always easy to form crucial bonds with peers. But parents can help foster connections to help their children learn, grow and have fun.

Special Needs Education 101: Handling an IEP

Discover eight steps to help parents of special needs children create a solid IEP, or individualized education plan, with support people and school staff.

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.

Road Map to Special Needs Education

From identifying a disability to setting up your student's Individualized Education Program, here are five steps to get you started.

The Ugly Duckling by Wild Swan Theater in Ann Arbor

The classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale of a homely animal that turns into a beautiful swan plays on stage March 26-29, 2015 in a special kids' show.
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