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Sensory-Friendly Santa Visits in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Santa tones down his holiday decor and makes himself available to kids with special needs during these sensory-friendly Santa visits around town.

Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

Some children are hypersensitive to – or detached from – everyday sights, sounds, touches and tastes. Here's a look at Sensory Processing Disorder in children, and how therapy helps.

Effective Hacks to Help Kids With Special Needs Thrive

If you have a kid with special needs, try out these tried-and-true hacks and products to help make your child's home or school life a little bit easier.

Heather Petrus, Metro Parent 2016 Top Teacher

In her role at Bingham Farms Elementary School, this special teacher specializes in working with toddlers who have autism.

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.

Metro Parent's 2011 Mom Approved Docs

Local parents chose the top pediatricians, kids' dentist and other family doctors in southeastern Michigan. See who made the list – and read comments from local moms and dads!
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What Every Parent Should Know About Developmental Delays

You have a new baby in your life. But how will you know if your child is developing normally? An expert from the Autism Alliance of Michigan offers some insight.

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.