Special Needs Children

Raising special needs children requires a lot of strength, energy, and knowledge from a parent. Reaching out for both emotional and logistical support from other parents or community organizations is a crucial part of feeling grounded and connected in your daily life with special needs children.

Julia, Elmo, Abby and Big Bird on Sesame Street

The Inspiring Story of Julia, Sesame Street's First Puppet With Autism

How the beloved children's series is using their newest puppet to break down barriers and send a message of acceptance. 

Chad Veach on his new book Unreasonable Hope

What His Daughter's Brain Disorder Taught Pastor Chad Veach About Hope

The author of the new book Unreasonable Hope talks about the turning point in his family's fight against a rare brain disorder. 

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Robbie and her husband, Mike, with Nicholas

Where Love Is

She was so focused on her autistic son that she forgot the One who could help her.

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An artist's rendering of a young girl building a sand castle at the beach

Sea of Angels

Her daughter had swum out too far and gone missing. She prayed for angels to assist her.

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Lori Torman with daughter Casey and husband Barry

Casey's Angelic Career

Her special-needs daughter had so much to offer. Could she find a vocation for her?

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Caroline Updyke with her daughter Lauren

Making the Most of God's Gifts

Her daughter was brave about her learning disability, braver than her mother.

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Jenny Noyes daughter, Kelly

A Miraculous Birthday Breakthrough

A few simple words from a special-needs daughter inspire great joy in her mother.

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Ray Kimbrell carries son Patrick

A Marine Dad's Most Important Duty

I was a Marine, an officer, a lifer—until Patrick came to test my faith.

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A quintet of Little Leaguers watch the action on the field

Miracle League

The inspiring story behind this special program

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Valerie Herskowitz behind the counter at the Chocolate Spectrum

She Created Jobs for Her Son and Other Autistic Adults

A mother finds a path to give her autistic son a purpose in his adult life.