Special Needs Resources

Down Syndrome Fact vs Fiction

During Down Syndrome Awareness month in October, and beyond, families and professionals strive to educate about this special need.

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

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

Diet and Kids with Special Needs

Can a change in food intake help some children with special needs? The medical jury may be out, but here's a look at three different approaches.

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.

Metro Parent and Henry Ford Health System's Annual Living with Autism...

Metro Parent Magazine and Henry Ford Health System present a day dedicated to unlocking the puzzle of autism – for parents and professionals.

Kaufman Children's Center Sensory Gym for Kids with Special Needs

Swings, zip lines, a rock wall and quiet nooks are designed to help children with sensory challenges. Explore a new feature at this West Bloomfield therapy resource.

Deaf Santa Hears All Southeast Michigan Kids' Wishes

Every Christmas season, a very jolly Scott Powers, who is deaf himself, turns into a unique Santa Claus who truly hears every child's holiday wish list.

Repairing Cleft Palates in Kids

Since John Paul Orlosky was diagnosed with cleft palate, he's had surgeries and setbacks but now can speak clearly.

Bloomfield Hills-Based Nonprofit Wish Upon a Teen

The group helps local teens with cancer, chronic illness and autism spectrum disorder to have teenage experiences, like making friends and going to events.

Learning the Special Needs Education System

Find out why it it may seem tough to navigate, and what can parents do to figure it all out, thanks to information from local experts

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.

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