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When You’re at Your Lowest & Nobody Knows

I remember sitting in that school auditorium, looking around at all the parents and thinking, “If you only knew what it took to get us here.”

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7 Swimming Schools That Will Float Your Boat

These kid-approved swim schools focus on everything from playful instruction to competitive training to keep them growing post-summer.

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26 Durable Kids’ Shoes You Can Buy Online

Got a kid that loves to run, jump and climb? You’re going to want to read this!

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Your September To-Do List: Free & Fun NYC Events for Kids

See ya, summer! Check out music legends live, eat the finest cannoli and don’t miss…Insectageddon!

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What Your Kid’s Teacher Wants You to Know This Year

Guess what? They can tell when your kid has had too much screen time.

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From the Mouths of Babes: 13 Books by Child Authors to Read This Year

These young child authors show that age has nothing on them and is truly just a number! Don’t miss our recommendations for self-publishing platforms for your little penman to take the next step with their work.

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37 Toys That Encourage Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusivity starts at a young age and these toys teach kids that we all have something important to contribute to our world.

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The Ultimate Guide to Parenting Groups in DC

It takes a village. Expand your DC network with these parent groups for virtual support.

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Tick Tock: Late Summer Escapes to Take with the Kids

Yes, you still have time—and can scoop up some late-season savings, too!

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Sensory-Inclusion Activities & Tips for San Diego Kids

From special hours at museums to ride-access programs at theme parks.

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LA’s Top Indoor Playgrounds & Gyms

Need to beat the heat and head indoors? Check out one these indoor playgrounds that are open and nearby.

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Wet & Wild: The Best Outdoor Water Parks Near NYC

Slip slide away at these hot spots for cool fun this summer!

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Why You’ll Love Imaginology Kids

Looking for a place to play, learn, explore and so much more? LA families love heading to Imaginology Kids to tap into their kiddos’ creativity and critical thinking skills. Located in the heart of Silverlake, this joyful, nurturing 3,600 square…

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8 Theme Parks with Ultra-Accessibility for the Whole Family

From navigating queue lines to finding quite spaces, we map out the best way for everyone to find their thrills.

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Why We Share Our Journey

“Do you know how much preparation (both physically and emotionally) and courage it takes for some of us to just take our kids out of the house because we know the stares and judgment we’ll get just for being different?”

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Virtual Reality-Based Therapy for Neurodivergent Individuals?

“It is important that neurodivergent individuals are given options to learn and grow to diminish or conquer particular challenges.”

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Find Your Village: 15 Facebook Groups for Boston Parents

Support, shared knowledge and camaraderie are just a few clicks away.

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Google Families Has Everything You Need to Know About New Tech

Not sure where to start with your kids and technology—start here!

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To My Son, on Your 18th Birthday

“Out of all the little boys in the world, how did I get the very best one?”

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I Knew My Kids Needed to Have Siblings but We Got So Much More

“All siblings are special and their bonds should be celebrated. But, the bond of a special needs sibling is like no other. It is simple and patient and kind.”

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The Unexpected Way I Found the Purpose in My Life

“I was always a stubborn person and a little set in my ways. I was never one to back down from a good fight. What a perfect fit I was for this.”

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Our Little Advocate

“She is not an autism expert, none of us are. But she has learned to be a thoughtful, kind human who knows differences are good, beautiful and something to be proud of.”

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Raising a Child with Autism Can Be Lonely but It Doesn’t Have to Be

“The best way for your friends and family to support you as a parent raising a child with autism is to tell them. Tell them about your child. Tell them about your struggles, your child’s struggles, strengths, passions, victories, and all the things.”

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You’re Off! Walks & Runs Perfect for Chicago Families

On your mark! Get set! Go! We laced up our sneaks to bring you this list of the best kid-friendly walks and runs (both virtual & in-person)!

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YouTuber Mark Rober Shares Special Video about Son with Autism

If there’s one thing every parent on the planet wants, it’s to protect their child. YouTuber Mark Rober is no different.
The former NASA and Apple engineer recently took to his channel to share a special video, and it’s all…

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Whether We Want to Believe or Not, Words Have Power

“The way we talk to people isn’t a reflection of them as much as it is a reflection of ourselves. The way we talk to and about our children becomes their inner voice.”

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5 Things Every Special Needs Parent Should Hear

“Here are some gems of advice that I have received from others who have walked this path alongside me, before me, and some of my own.”

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The Day the Tables Turned

“I suddenly found myself trying to flip the switch from teacher, to mom. I wasn’t advocating for accommodations for my students anymore, I was doing it for my own child.”

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The System Is Failing Our Autistic Adults

“For families like mine, who support a loved one with autism, our daily fight advocating for services, resources and equality lasts for the entirety of our child’s life and likely beyond my own lifetime.”

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The Space between a Diagnosis & Not Knowing

“My heart goes out to you. I know how you’re feeling. I know the pain. I know the heartbreak. It’s one of the worst feelings ever. But, hang in there.”

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Learning the Difference between Expectations & Reality

“I’ve learned that some friends will disappear, that family will be your best support system, and that you will have good days, and you will have very difficult days—many more than you want.”

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5 Things I Wish You Knew about Autism

“Every day we choose to define our lives through embracing differences, kindness, understanding, unconditional love, adventure, laughter, hope and faith.”

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When Your Child Elopes

“Despite all the precautions, in one second, in the blink of an eye, my greatest fear could come true.”

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What I Learned about Opening Up after My Son’s ASD Diagnosis

“I told myself over and over again that just because he now had the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder nothing changed. He was still the exact same amazing little boy that he was seconds before the doctor had said the words out loud.”

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Is It Autism or a Speech Delay?

“Regardless if your child is delayed only in expressive language or if he is already diagnosed with severe autism, you as a parent can learn to detect and treat delays and help your child to catch up as much as possible.”

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