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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

Admissions Coffee Chat

Admissions Coffee Chat Friday, December 9 9:00-9:45 am CT Online Event for Prospective Parents Are you considering learning more about educational options for your gifted student? We invite prospective families to join us for an online Coffee Chat with Director of Enrollment Mindy Hildebran...

OT for Interoception Intervention (potty training)

We think my son cannot tell when he needs to poop. He can’t feel it. We’re looking for an occupational therapist trained or with experience in interoception specific to this issue. Evidently that’s hard to find. Has anyone gone through this or have suggestions of OTs knowledgeable in this area? ...

Current reccomendations for CBT therapists with openings for kids?

My daugher is recently diagnosed with ADHD and depression and anxiety. None of this is a surprise. The number one recommendation is CBT.    Everywhere recommended by the provider who did the neuropsych is not accepting new patients - I've done multiple phone intakes and been flatly turned ...

Guardianship help

I am a family law attorney trying to help a client with a non- contested guardianship for her 18 year old disabled daughter. I was planning to file the Petition in Cook County as this is where mom and dad live, but the daughter resides at a school in DuPage County during the week and comes home to m...

neuropsych reports (style and content)

We just got back the neuropsych report for our daughter, and not surprisingly she has ADHD. That's not entirely unexpected.    However, the actual report (which is 18 pages long) is...badly written /cookie cutter / form report? We paid $6,000, most of which will never be reimbursed, and wa...


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