Children's Disabilities Information

Essential articles and resources for parents of children with disabilities and special needs. Hundreds of articles, over 20 years of online support from and for professionals and parents.

ADVOCACYChildren playing on tire swing

Advocating for your child with special needs

PARENTING

Expert advice and a look into the lives of special needs families

DISABILITIESchild riding therapy dog

Articles and resources for specific disabilities

ASSISTANCE

Supportive people and serviceschild with special needs enjoys physical therapy

New articles

Diet and Other Health Factors May Contribute to ADHD Problems in Children - Recent Scientific Findings - How and what health issues such as diet, sleep, and exercise may contribute to ADHD behavior in children. (Interview with Joel Nigg, PhD, Director Division of Psychology, OSHU)

Autism : Assessment of Cognitive Function - A special education attorney advises caution in interpreting standardized tests for evaluation of the capabilities of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Raising Resilient Kids
Mark Bertin, MD, pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, explains how parents can increase resilience in their children.

Resourcesbooks for special needs families

Recommended Books
Original reviews to help you choose the best disability resource.

Author Interviews
Exclusive interviews with authors you read. Found only on this site!

List of Groups
A vast directory of disability support forums.


For more than twenty years, the purpose of the childrens' disabilities site is

  • to show what life is like with a special needs child and
  • to provide expert information and support for families who deal with this every day.

It is a cooperative approach of parents and professionals.

Personally, my life changed forever when my son was born extremely premature (weighing only one pound) in 1988. After his earlier struggles to survive, our family began the subsequent struggle of raising a child with multiple special needs, most of which are not obvious or well understood. As you know this is no easy task!

Since that time all three of my children and myself have been diagnosed with some form of special need. Over the past twenty years, as I investigated resources for each, I expanded the website. Along the way I have been deeply committed to providing online support. This website was created to help other parents of children with special needs, like yourself, with articles on topics that I have found to be helpful. Some of these articles have really made an impact for me and many others, and I hope they do for you as well.

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