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Dear School Personnel, Community Members and Neighbors

To Whom it May Concern, I am the parent of a special needs child.  I was overwhelmed, confused, heart broken and struggling to unravel the complexities before me. Please do not pass judgement of me without knowing why I did

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Dr. Temple Grandin – 8 Outstanding interviews

Dr. Grandin didn’t talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. She tells

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We are celebrating!!! Leave a comment to join our giveaway.

Wow, its been an amazing year of bringing you information and inspiration for raising and educating those incredible special needs children and teens. We are proud to be coming up on our 50,000th follower on Twitter and recently welcomed our

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How can parents better navigate options for Gifted and Twice Exceptional Children?

The numbers are staggering.  1 in 10 children are diagnosed with ADHD -Attention Deficit disorder.   1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism, two-thirds of those being mostly high functioning, many with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. These are

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If Only I had known then what I know now …..

The Coffee Klatch is all about empowering parents with knowledge and hope. Many of us have been on the special needs parenting journey for a very long time. Through the tears and triumphs we have not only survived but thrived.

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Dr Temple Grandin discussing Bright Not Broken

Temple Grandin When Diane and Rebecca contacted me about collaborating on a book about giftedness and disabilities, I was excited. I have long believed that the fields of giftedness, autism, and related disabilities need to share information. Professional literature needs

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