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GiGi's Playhouse Charlotte offers free programming for adults with Down syndrome, and is a fantastic resource for families.
The latest 'Thrive' column
How to transition on a budget when there is no paid caregiver.
Financial opportunities grow for children with special needs to attend private schools that may better meet their individual education needs.
Less structure opens opportunities to grow independent living skills
In the special needs community, we hear that our child’s story isn’t ours to tell, but I’m starting to think that perhaps time has taught us otherwise.
Unconventional ways to encourage healthy living in families who have children with special needs.
More than 1,300 athletes compete in the annual Special Olympics Mecklenburg County Spring Games.
Our latest "Thrive" column
Parents come into the program thinking they’re providing a sport for their kids to then find much more.
Two music therapists explore the connection between music therapy and mental health.
Alternative therapy and activities that help satiate sensory needs.
New training with KultureCity creates more inclusive environment for people with sensory sensitivities
The road is not always easy but, special-needs siblings learn from their typically developing siblings everyday. It's important for the entire family to learn and grow together.
What to know before you go and upon arrival
Mighty Moms for Special Needs meetup connects parents of special needs children.
Nonprofit helps those with special needs take part in races
One mom shares her personal experience and tips for learning to love a "new normal" as a parent of a special-needs child.
Gigi's Playhouse provides free services to individuals with Down syndrome, and encourages partnerships with businesses, schools, faith organizations.
See past the challenges to enjoy the possibilities
ZABS Place helps put young adults with special talents on path to careers.
When each plan can be an effective tool for a child’s education
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