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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.

10 Keys to Success for Children With ADHD

The prevalence of ADHD in school-aged children has nearly doubled in the past two decades. Here's what parents can do at home to make the school day smoother.

DIY Sensory Toolbox Ideas to Help Kids Self-Soothe

A local early education teacher's DIY sensory toolbox concept helps little ones with special needs navigate big emotions – and it's easy to create one.

Childhood Leukemia Survivor Shannon Spicer Now Works at Hospital That Treated...

As a child, Shannon Spicer battled childhood leukemia at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital – now, she works there treating other sick kids.

Macomb County’s Mission to Support Kids With Autism

Assistance and resources for children with autism and their families is a countywide collaboration. Learn more about some of these offerings.

The Autism Parent’s Bucket List

There's so much to experience in childhood, but autism can change the equation. Here, a mom offers her autism parent's bucket list of 41 wishes for her son.

Nonprofit STEP in Dearborn Has Disability Transition Services

STEP in Dearborn is a nonprofit organization that offers resources to adults with special needs. Learn what they offer and how you can get started.

Down Syndrome: Facts vs. Fiction

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2019, learn some Down syndrome facts and discover what's real and what's not about the condition.

Weighted Blanket Benefits for Kids With Special Sleep Needs

They've become wildly popular, but they've actually been around for a while. Discover weighted blanket benefits for kids – and see if it's a snug fit for you.

Fidget Toys for Older Kids With Autism and Sensory Challenges

It can be tough to keep your mind on task when your body wants to stay in motion. These fidget toys for older kids help teens and tweens keep on track.

Camp Kesem by the University of Michigan Offers a Unique Community...

Kids who have a parent who has cancer find fun programming and friendship with kids who understand their situation at Camp Kesem by the University of Michigan.

Michigan-Made X-Ability Bodycoats for Kids Who Use Wheelchairs

A young girl with cerebral palsy was the inspiration behind her mom's super smart (and warm) body coat invention, now available to buy as X-Ability Bodycoats.
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