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Doctor, Community Credited in Young Adult’s Journey to Independence

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Chris Lucido’s family once wondered if living independently would ever be possible for him. With support from friends, family and Dr. Karen Keough as well as local organizations, today 20-year-old Chris is thriving on his own.

Our Doctors are Going to Summer Camp!

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Kids aren’t the only ones who get excited about summer camp. Some our physicians have been eagerly gathering gear in anticipation of their work at a few Texas camps for special needs children and teenagers — Camp Brainstorm and MDA Camp.

For Kids Who Like Structure, Tips For Summer Planning

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Summer vacation often poses a challenge for parents of children who crave structure. Here are tips to structure your day to accommodate your child's needs and still have fun!

‘Play for All' Park to Double in Size, More Room for All Abilities

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A big expansion is planned for the Round Rock park specially designed to meet the needs of all children, even those with special needs.

Struggles of Special Needs Siblings

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Kids who grow up with a sibling with special needs often develop amazing qualities like patience, kindness and compassion. But, they also have unique struggles. Here are common concerns that siblings of special needs children often share and some resources that might help.

Heading on Vacation? 5 Travel Tips for Children with Autism

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For autistic children who thrive on set schedules and take comfort in places that are familiar, a vacation can be, well, stressful. Here are a few tips to make traveling more bearable for everyone.

5 Ways to Treat Colds for Kids with Extra Sensitivities

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The rules for nursing a kid through a cold or flu are simple…rest, liquids and maybe some over-the-counter medicine for aches and fever. But if you have a child with special needs or sensitivities, your job as a parent is a bit tougher. Here are simple ways to treat your sick one...

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.

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…

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