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Kids Can Have Resolutions, Too

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We (grown ups) often put a lot of careful thought into our personal New Year’s resolutions. So, why not also set some family goals, or resolutions, for the year and involve your children in the process.

Surviving the Holidays: Gift Giving and Receiving

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A big part of what kids look forward to most during the holidays is gift giving, and frankly, gift getting. Here are a few ways to involve your special needs child in gift giving while also not having him get overwhelmed on the other end.

Special Needs Hit Primetime with 'Speechless'

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TV shows these days now cover everything from time travel to the transgender. So it’s no surprise that something finally came along addressing the sensitivities, albeit with a splash of humor, about the special needs community.

5 Holiday Survival Tips for Families with Special Needs

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There’s no question that the holidays are hectic. Now add to the mix your special needs child who may or may not be thrilled with all the twinkling lights and seasonal singalongs, and you have a lot to navigate. Here are tips for keeping your sanity in tact.

Stress, Screen Time Likely Causes for Surge in Kids’ Headaches

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Hospital ERs have seen a big increase in the number of kids and teens reporting headaches. What is causing the increase? And is there anything kids (and parents) can do to prevent them?

5 Myths About Epilepsy Debunked

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While most people know that epilepsy causes seizures, many don’t really understand much about the condition. Here are some other common myths about epilepsy…debunked:

Going Purple for Epilepsy

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November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and we are proudly wearing purple to support the amazing cause.

Keeping it Spooky and Safe: Halloween Tips for Special Needs Children

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We’re looking to keep it spooky and safe for Halloween. Here are a few safety tips to consider if you are the parent of a special needs child, or hosting one at your Halloween festivities…

On FOX7 Austin: Dr. Karen Keough Shares About Young Patient’s Epilepsy Non-Profit

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FOX7 Austin was inspired by Dr. Karen Keough's ambitious young patient, Chase Johnson, and his determination to raise awareness about epilepsy. Check out their story...

A Rise in Concussions Isn’t All Bad News

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According to a new report, rates of concussions have reached an all-time high over the past six years, especially among teens. The good news is that the rise is likely due to better concussion awareness.

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