Health & Day Care

Health & Daily Care

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

My Community


Special considerations when buying toys for children with special needs.

Establishing Services

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.

Meet Our Experts

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.

Tools & Resources

Tools & Resources

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

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!


Ellen H. Parlapiano

Ellen H. Parlapiano is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years experience writing on family topics for national magazines. She is currently a contributing editor for Family Circle magazine, and writes the monthly Behavior column for American Baby. She has also been featured in publications such as Parents, Child, Working Mother, Redbook, and Woman’s Day.

In addition, Parlapiano is co-author of the books, Mompreneurs®: A Mother’s Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Work-at-Home Success, and Mompreneurs® Online: Using the Internet to Build Work-at-Home Success. She’s co-founder of, a website for entrepreneurial women.

Parlapiano lives in Eastchester, New York, with her husband and two children.

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