Special Needs Resources

Teal Pumpkins Raise Food Allergy Awareness on Halloween

Kids allergic to nuts, milk and more can look for pumpkins painted blue-green to find homes giving safe treats, thanks to The Teal Pumpkin Project.

How to Identify and Help Kids with Learning Disabilities

They can't be 'seen' like other disabilities. But catching them early has big benefits. Discover the signs your child might have one – and what to do if so.

Resources and Programs for Adults with Special Needs

There are several resources in Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for adults with special needs. Find details here.

Special Needs Kids Summer Fun Activity Tips for Parents

Whether a yard, beach, park, mall or tent of blankets, find 10 ways to create memories and meaning for kids with special needs.

The Sound of Silence: When Children Are Born Deaf

When you have a baby born deaf, it can trigger worry for parents. Two local families share stories on finding the right solutions for their kids.

How Retreats Help Parents of Special Needs Kids

One local mom shares how attending retreats for moms of special needs kids has helped her de-stress and recharge.

Fatwheels Adaptive Bikes for Kids with Special Needs

Children and adults with disabilities can bolt these to various bicycles to make riding a bike much easier.

Red Wing Alumni Charity Hockey Game in Hazel Park

The annual event raises funds for United Cerebral Palsy of Metro Detroit. Be sure to get your ticket for the March 19, 2016 game.

Tips for Taking Pictures of a Child with Special Needs

Here are 10 quick photo tricks and tips to capturing a precious portrait of a special needs kid that families will cherish.

Special Needs Kids Toys from Warner’s Corner Toys

This local Royal Oak-based online toy store, started by Oak Park mom Laura Hathaway, has a variety of adaptive toys for kids with various special needs.

Local Parents Thankful for Each Day with Terminally Ill ‘Miracle Baby’

The couple's baby, Caroline Grace Boggs, was born with the terminal condition Trisomy 18. Read about this family's journey.

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.
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