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Table Of Contents

Discovering a Special Need
hopes and Dreams
Genetics and Family history
environmental Factors
prenatal tests
Newborn/Infant Screenings
Something’s Not Quite right
Well-Baby Visits
preschool/Kindergarten Screenings
Defning Special Needs
Developmental Delay
physical Disabilities
autism Spectrum Disorders
Behavioral Disorders
Learning Disabilities
Great expectations
Communication
role Models with Disabilities
Groups and Gatherings
Contribution to Society
Quality of Life
Medical Concerns
Choosing a pediatrician
Medication
Specialists
Dental Care
parents are people too
Give Yourself a Break
Child Care
Little Breaks
helping hands
Listening ears
respite Care
help for Infants and toddlers
participation
Supplemental Security Income
Discipline Dos and Don’ts
have a plan
Follow-through
Consistency
Let’s Start again
Disciplining a tween
part of a Family
time and attention
Schedules that Work
Chores and responsibilities
Sibling rivalry
Family Illness
teaching Family traditions
everyday traditions
Family Fun
teaching with traditions
When traditions Vary
Out and about— Social Situations
More actions and reactions
Family Gatherings
Friends and Neighbors
restaurants
Other Family Outings
Offce Visits and Other appointments
School Struggles
request for help
Consultation
Medication Considerations
School Strategies
Know the expectations
have a Schedule
Math Facts
Math Word problems
Spelling Words
textbook tips
test preparation
Gadgets and Gizmos
Getting around
Gadgets and Gizmos for Daily Living
CDs and auditory Materials
Computer programs
More assistive technology
Sensory Integration
More School helps
Just for Fun
Self-Concept
Just Like the Others
Social Behaviors
Social Words
Social Invitations
Smoking and Drugs
Sex education
extracurricular activities
assess abilities and Needs
Consider Interests
Choose activities
Choose a Group
Family activity Schedule
Just-for-Fun Classes
planned Gatherings
Destinations
Special events
transportation
packing Checklist
travel Variations
Basic Self-Care
Living arrangements
homemaking Skills
applications and Forms
aDa and Other Disability- related Legislation
postsecondary education
Individual Choices
transition plans
technical and trade Schools
Community College
agencies to Know
personal purpose
education and training
the Interview
Job Behavior and attitude
Milestones for all Kids
Don’t Compare Siblings
Family Goals
Character education Goals
education Goals
personal Goals
Making a plan
Checkups along the Way
What Is an advocate?
Who Can Be an advocate?
everyday tips
Using an advocate
advocacy Groups
teaching Self-advocacy
plan for the Future
emotional preparation
Interaction Outside the home
Family Support
Other Living arrangements
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The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Special Needs; A reassuring, informative guide to your child's well-being and happiness

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Special Needs; A reassuring, informative guide to your child's well-being and happiness

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Decision maker, provider, advocate, encourager, disciplinarian, teacher. As a parent of a child with special needs, you wear many hats. Every day you face difficult decisions about education, health care, financial planning, and more. With so many unique issues to deal with, you need a comprehensive guide to help you: Make decisions about education; Choose the best method of discipline; Handle problems at school and with peers; Plan for your child's future; Make time for your own well being. There is help out there--in fact, there is more support for children with special needs than ever before--you just need to know where to look for it. With this guide, you'll have the information you need to help your children live life as fully as they can--each and every day.
Decision maker, provider, advocate, encourager, disciplinarian, teacher. As a parent of a child with special needs, you wear many hats. Every day you face difficult decisions about education, health care, financial planning, and more. With so many unique issues to deal with, you need a comprehensive guide to help you: Make decisions about education; Choose the best method of discipline; Handle problems at school and with peers; Plan for your child's future; Make time for your own well being. There is help out there--in fact, there is more support for children with special needs than ever before--you just need to know where to look for it. With this guide, you'll have the information you need to help your children live life as fully as they can--each and every day.

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