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Special Needs

Girl with down syndrome with her teacher in school

Finding the Right School for Special Needs Students How to find the perfect fit for your child

  Parents want the best education possible for their children. But when you parent a child with special needs, deciding which school will best support your son or daughter’s needs is not easy. We spoke with educational planning experts who specialize in understanding the academic and social-emotional needs of neurodiverse …

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Autistic child girl holding ribbon symbol of colorful pieces of jigsaw together for day of raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world.

Benefits of Early Diagnosis for Children on the Autism Spectrum How can early diagnosis of ASD and access to care help kids on the spectrum achieve their potential?

  During Maya’s* first birthday celebration, her mother knew something was different. “We were singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ and she had such a blank stare. In that moment, I knew something was off,” recalls Elizabeth Chaillou, who perhaps had special insight into typical childhood milestones given that Maya is the youngest …

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Summer camp Baltimore

5 More Camps to Love: 2022 Baltimore Summer Camp Directory Spotlights

  In addition to adventure sports, team sports, invention, wildlife exploration and overnight experiences with more than 50 activities—highlighted in our first 2022 Summer Camp Directory Spotlights—here are another five camps that will challenge, stimulate and create bonds of friendship this summer. Summer at Friends, a school-based camp from Friends …

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Camp Pegasus

Benefits of Special Needs Summer Camps Summer camps around the mid-Atlantic region offer inclusive and fun programming for kids

  As the chilly winds of winter blow through the mid-Atlantic region, many of us long for the sunny days of summer. For our kids, it’s not only the warmer weather that boosts summer’s appeal. They look forward to swapping school days for pool days at summer camp. Attending summer …

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