Choosing & Starting School

All About Private Schools and Kids Who Learn and Think Differently

Considering private school for your child who learns and thinks differently? Get information about s…

How Can I Tell If My Child Is Emotionally Ready to Go Away to College?

Find out if your child is emotionally ready to go away to college. Learn which coping skills are par…

The Difference Between a High School Diploma and a High School Certificate

What's the difference between a high school diploma and high school certificate, sometimes called a …

The School Says My Child Needs to Repeat Third Grade. What Can I Do?

Is repeating third grade right for your child? Find out what the alternatives are to holding your ch…

Vocational Rehab: What You Need to Know

Learn how vocational rehabilitation helps young adults get a job and keep it. See who gets vocationa…

Questions to Ask About Online Schools

Some online schools may be better than others at helping students with learning and attention issues…

Out-of-District Placement: How It Works

If your school district can't provide the services or setting required to meet your child's needs, y…

Would My Child Be Better Off at a Charter School?

Charter schools are often smaller and more progressive than regular public schools. Get expert advic…

9 Ways Your Teen Can Learn a Trade

Skilled workers are in demand. Learn how your child can gain job skills and learn a trade in a field…

After High School: Different Ways to Thrive

Read about the different paths to success your child can take after graduation high school. Learn ab…

6 Independent Living Skills Kids Need Before Moving Away From Home

Independent living requires a lot of skills. Use this list to determine whether your child with a le…

My Child’s Grades Are Low. Is It Worth Trying to Get Him Into a Four-Year College?

An expert discusses whether a four-year college is a good fit for a child with low grades and test s…

6 Steps to Prepare Your Child for Changes to Routine in Middle School

Middle school brings new schedules, more homework, a bigger building (with lockers). Here's how to h…

5 Stress Factors for Teens Who Learn and Think Differently

High school can be extra stressful for teens who learn and think differently. Find out what causes h…

Public Resources Available to Homeschoolers

If you homeschool your child or are thinking about it, your child may have access to resources like …

Questions to Ask About Online Schools

Some online schools may be better than others at helping students with learning and attention issues…

How to Say It: Helping Your Teen Manage 6 Common Fears About the Future

It's normal for teens to have fears about the future. How can you help your child cope with teenage …

Checklist: Questions About Colleges With Special Programs

Some colleges have formal programs for students with learning and thinking differences. Read about t…

Discrimination at Work: Understanding Your Child’s Rights

If you suspect your child is being discriminated against at work, find out which laws protect people…

Pros and Cons of Disclosing a Disability to Employers

Weigh the options to help your child decide whether she should disclose her learning issues in the w…

10 Steps to a More Organized College Application Process

Applying to college is manageable if you break down the steps. Here are 10 steps to an organized app…

12 Steps for Easing the Transition to Work

A first job can be stressful for kids with learning and attention issues. Encourage your teen to fol…