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Special Needs

Understanding a Supplemental Needs Trust: Protecting assets for a disabled individual

Ask an Attorney: What you can do to legally protect a disabled person through this special trust. Read more…

Four things my child with special needs has taught me

Diagnosis: My daughter would prove one of my greatest teachers, providing lessons I had to learn. Read more…

A dad’s tale: Coping with the autism diagnosis and reclaiming parental power

Mental Health: The parent of a special child must decide to take the hit, take a deep breath, and then reclaim his role and take charge. Read more…

Meet Julia: Newest ‘Sesame Street’ character has autism

Autism: ‘Sesame Street’ is doing what it does best — helping children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder — with a new special-needs Muppet making her debut on April 10. Read more…

Parenting special-needs children and the introduction of autistic ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Julia

Letter from the Publisher: This issue has quite a few articles written by parents of special-needs children who have boldly and bravely shared with us their stories. Read more…

Mercury poisoning: A must-read interview

Mental Health: Growing up, Albert Wilking was plagued by relentless illnesses and a puzzling assortment of maladies. But after years of questioning and extensive research, he has found himself in a place of healing and knew he had a calling: To educate the public about the dangers of mercury poisoning. Read more…
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