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From mealtimes to vaccines and everything in between, this information will help you establish routines for the day to day needs of your child.

 
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Connect to a network of parents and professionals and develop your own support network of peers and advisors.

 
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Establishing Services

Don't know where to start? Overwhelmed by all the acronyms? Learn how to navigate the system of care and tips on preparing for IEPs.

 
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Meet Our Experts

Our panel of experts combine medical and therapeutic perspectives with years of experience working passionately alongside famiiles and children with special needs.

 
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Tools & Resources

A library of resources, reference links and easy to print guidelines for you to post on the fridge and share with others!

 
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Love, Laugh, & Live

This section is devoted to our amazing moms. It's ok, in fact we encourage you to laugh and develop goals for YOURSELF! Share your secrets of sanity and be encouraged to take time for you!

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Learn more about Alexis Wineman, the first Miss America contestant with autism.
He’s known as dad to three and “coach” to a lucky group of San Francisco Bay Area youth. Darrin Uecker is the guy you want as your neighbor, your friend and as your child’s coach.
Do you know a RAD DAD? Your father, husband, son, grandson, neighbor, or teacher? Help us show the love as we celebrate Father's Day.
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“I’m so sorry.” Those were the first words Rick and his wife heard shortly after delivering their blue eyed baby boy. They were just told their son, Noah, has Down syndrome.
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One mom shares her advice on how to survive the summer and make it fun for kids (and parents) of all abilities.
One mom shares her advice on how to survive the summer and make it fun for kids (and parents) of all abilities.
Raised as a military child, Michelle has a special fondness for her childhood memories, sharing accounts of graduating high school in Germany and making friends around the country. Now she and her husband, who is serving in the United States Air Force, are raising two beautiful children together hoping to give them the childhood memories each of them remember so fondly.
About a year ago, we started Foto Fridays on our AbilityPath Facebook page as a way for our community to share their smiling beauties with each other. It has been a wonderful way to kick off the weekend and it gives us something to look forward to at the start of each week.
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What Works for Us: Learn how other parents handle day-to-day ups and downs.
Having a special needs child changes your life and tests your marriage,” says Nancy Flanders, of Essex Junction, Vermont.
New Year’s Eve is just a few moments away; I’ve always been part of the some 44% of Americans who make (and also break) New Year’s resolutions
There’s a kind of resolution that I’ve never made before, but that has always fascinated me: identifying one idea, often summarized in just one word.
Forty-four percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions...
Travel Tips for Traveling with Your Child with Special Needs
Caring Santa, allows children with special needs to be welcomed into a photo environment
Learn more about keeping your kids safe and happy this Halloween!
Halloween is a holiday filled with creative costumes, spooky decorations and lots of candy. And while kids may want to dive in on their sugar-filled bounty, it can be hard for parents to say no and encourage a healthier option
Halloween can be challenging for special needs children, whether it be scary decorations, accepting candy from strangers (usually a no-no), and strange costumes. Use this article to help guide your child through the fun of Trick or Treating!
Summer camps are a rich tradition for numerous families. There is no reason that tradition cannot apply to families who have children with special needs.
A triple digit heat wave is hitting much of the country this week. AbilityPath put together these quick tips for parents for safe fun in the sun.
Over 100,000 military families have members with special needs, according to the Department of Defense.
One mom shares how her son with autism found a job teaching children music by discovering what he loves most.
After her son suffered a pediatric stroke, Rae Hoffman-Dolan created a web page about her experience. It not only connected her to other parents, but launched a new home based career as website publisher and SEO expert.
Moms of children with special needs already juggle more roles than they ever imagined. Many are adding a new title to their calling card: mompreneur.
Tips and strategies for mom entrepreneurs creating home based businesses.
When she couldn’t find stylish, comfortable socks for her wheelchair-bound son to wear with his braces, Susan Kleiman decided to design them herself. Now she’s the queen of adaptive apparel.
Tips and exercises from author Martha Beck for moms of kids with special needs.
Moving to new schools and new cities, while also ensuring your child with special needs is prepared
The teen years are tough for any parent, but they can be particularly challenging when your child has special needs
What Works for Us: Learn how other parents handle day-to-day ups and downs
Mothers of children with special needs contend with a variety of stressors
Stress is something most parents experience. Yet the stress of raising a child with special needs is compounded.
Imagine how you feel when you hear nails on a blackboard. That’s what it’s like for children with sensory processing disorder
For Connecticut mom Shannon Knall, each day provides teachable moments to enlighten the world about autism
Susan Scheid is a veteran at shepherding Cassie, her eleven-year-old daughter, through life’s special challenges
Here are some tips on things you can do to ensure your child has a productive summer full of learning opportunities
Therapy provides a safe, empathic, accepting space for parents and children
Often, one of the best ways to find a therapist is by “word of mouth.” Start by asking friends or family members who may have worked with therapists in the past
Sometimes, children and families need help adjusting in the face of difficult times and may find the support of a mental health professional to be helpful
For many parents, the prospect of bringing their three- or four-year-old to therapy brings up feelings of confusion, worry, and even fear
Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something that we can choose. –Maureen Killoran
Are you beginning to develop a greater awareness of why and how you experience stress?
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