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Developmental Differences

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We see you, parents of kids with special needs. Yours is not an easy road, but NPN has many resources to help you along, whether you’ve just received a diagnosis or you’re looking for further supports for your older child.

 

Our Developmental Differences Parent Support Group has been making parents and caregivers feel less alone for nearly 10 years. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month—see the NPN calendar to RSVP for the next meeting.

 

Also celebrating its 10th birthday, the annual Developmental Differences Resource Fair brings together therapy providers, schools and fun activities for kids with special needs. And our library of videos on developmental differences offers tips and strategies on everything from potty training to IEPs.

 

The best part: All of our developmental differences resources are free to members and non-members alike.

 

👉 New! Use our Developmental Differences Resource Directory to find doctors, schools, therapy providers and more.

 

Providers: Click here to participate in our Developmental Differences Resource Program.

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Discussions

Hyde Park Day School

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Speech problems, first grader

Hi, all,   Some of my first-grade daughter's speech oddities aren't clearing up. Yesterday she overheard some kids saying she "talked funny" and was understandably upset. I'm looking for recommendations to help.   My daughter is getting speech therapy once a week at school, and m...

ped psych to think through adhd med question

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Speech therapy

Looking for experiences/advice regarding speech therapy. My 5 year old (entering K in August) is not able to correctly pronounce the “R” sound. We discussed with her pediatrician at her well check and she agrees that speech therapy would be helpful. She is a bright kid and not delayed in any other w...

Developmental Differences Resource Fair---this Saturday!

Our free 11th annual Developmental Differences Resource Fair is this Saturday, May 7, and addresses developmental delays caused by Covid isolation and diagnoses such as autism, ADHD and sensory processing disorder.    Attend 3 free sessions: IEP Q&A with special education advocate Mo B...


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