Surviving (and enjoying!) holidays with a child with special needs

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November 18, 2013
Kennedy Krieger’s Melanie Pinkett-Davis shares advice for how to help ease holiday stress for parents of children with special needs.

Holidays can be stressful enough with family members you love to pieces but sometimes want to strangle. If you have a child with special needs, you may not be the only one experiencing anxiety. Grandparents, aunts and uncles and other holiday hosts often mean well but sometimes just aren't sure how to help. Read more.

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