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Processing the Special Needs Diagnosis

Processing the Special Needs Diagnosis

Every parent with a special needs child remembers the moment when they first heard their doctor’s diagnosis. Whether the specified disorder was “developmentally delayed,” “autistic,” or the ever-ambiguous “special needs,” the rush of emotions is powerful and immediate. Some are angry at first. Others are ashamed. Most are confused. But all are worried. Worried for […]

A Practical Explanation of Autism, Special Needs and Developmental Delays

A Practical Explanation of Autism, Special Needs and Developmental Delays

The terms “autism,” “special needs,” and “developmental delays” are everywhere these days. It seems like every time we turn on the television or open a newspaper, a brand new study is out telling us how common these disorders are in our nation’s children. Indeed, recent estimates have indicated that as many as 1 in 50 US children are afflicted with some form of autism and as many as 15% of all children ages 0-17 have special needs.