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How to Host Special Needs Friends

Nava Silton

With the increase in inclusive classrooms it is likely that parents of typically developing kids will be hosting neurodiverse kids at their homes for play dates. This is great news for children with disabilities and their parents, as the purpose of inclusion is to allow children with disabilities to make a variety of friends. However, parents of typically developing kids may be wary to have their  kids' neurodiverse peers over for a play date. This article is meant to ease those worries by giving parents tips on how to host children with special needs. The three main tips are: answer any of your kids questions about their peer’s disability with simple answers, check in with the parents of your kid’s friend for do’s and don’ts and then step back and let kids be kids. Read the full Parenting.com article here

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