One Of A Kind
May 10, 2000 (Updated May 10, 2000)
Review by Bonnie Sayers
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Cons:Hard to find at magazine stands
The magazine geared for parents of special needs kids and young adults. Whether your child has a physical, emotional or life-threatening illness, Exceptional Parent caters to all your needs.
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The magazine is a monthly publication that devotes each issue to various issues. Every January is the Annual Resource Guide. The 2000 Editorial Calendar is as follows:
February is Early Childhood
March is Medical Research Update
April is the 11th Annual Mobility Issue
May is Recreation, Recreation, Sports and Play
June is Technology in Education & Daily Living
July is Adolescence and Transitioning
August is Healthcare
September is Annual Education Issue
October is Toy and Holiday Activities
November is Technology
December is Family, Friends & The Community
You can also find information on camps, therapies, treatments and medical updates.
Typical Articles include:
Commonly Prescribed Medications for Children With Kidney Disease
Epilepsy Treatment Drugs and Diet
Comprehensive Care For Children with Renal Disease
Software For Managing Your Child's Medical Records
There are sections for Facilitated and Augmentative Communication. There is a Organizational Spotlight and one would be National Family Caregivers Association.
You will see advertisements from special catalogs to order sensory products as well as where to buy wheelchairs, beds, special needs joggers and companies that supply diapers and under garments in all sizes and will send you a free sample.
The advertisements use the special needs kids as well as offer a toll free number and most have web addresses.
You can also fill in the card with the appropriate number to receive information in the mail. I have received information from various organizations all over the United States and Canada.
You will learn about seminars and conventions along with guest speakers and agendas. In each issue is Ask The Doctor, Role Models, Web site recommendations and my favorite is called Search and Respond.
Search and Respond is an opportunity for readers to exchange information about their experiences. You can access this feature now at their web site as well as faxing in your question or answer.
There is an outstanding library available through Exceptional Parent as well. The magazine sells for $4.50 on the stand and a subscription last time I checked is $36.00 per year.
This magazine is geared for us parents of kids with special needs and you can send in pictures of your kids and feel secure in knowing that you are not alone.
They are located at www.eparent.com or call 1-888-372-7368 and I believe they have the option of picking a charity that 10% of the amount will go to. For international customer service contact 1-201-634-6550.
Not only have I become more knowledgeable of the Autism Spectrum Disorder but thanks to Exceptional Parent magazine I have a clearer picture of other illnesses and disabilities as well.
An overall great addition to your family library.
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