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Developmental Differences

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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Where to learn ASL/sign language for adults?

Does anyone know where I can learn ASL/sign language? I have an autistic child with a lot of speech challenges and would like to try adding a way to communicate that might take the pressure off being ...

Therapeutic Preschools Experience??

Our child is turning 3 in a few months and was recently diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech. We are looking at a few therapeutic preschools who can assist with intensive speech therapy. Does an...

Dr mart is no longer going to be a child psychiatrist- recommend a new one

I need someone who specializes in ADHD. Cash only is ok ( I mean I’d be thrilled if they take BCBS but willing to pay out of pocket for someone outstanding with availability).  Anonymous poster hash:...

Need your input: Developmental Differences Resource Fair

We are planning our 2022 Developmental Differences Resource Fair and would love the input on the sessions we should offer from parents of kids with developmental differences. Please take a couple minu...

Activities/classes for 8yo boy who hates sports?

My son is 8 and is on the mild side of the autism spectrum. I'd like to get him involved in after-school or weekend classes or activities that are not therapy but have the side benefit of interacting ...


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