About Us

Navigating the world of special education and special needs can be daunting. There are lots of resources, but they can be hard to find. We hope our web site, Very Special Kids can help.

We are a New York City couple with a daughter who has ADD/ADHD. We see our daughter and the inner potential she possesses. She is a young girl capable of amazing things.  But it is frustrating trying to find good programs that can benefit her and where she can be successful.

In our quest for this, we would often stumble upon something at random or through word of mouth.  We were tired of saying or hearing from others “How come we didn’t know about that?”  Everything from schools, tutoring, support groups, camps and so on.  They’re out there; it’s just not always that easy to find them. We hope that this site will begin to solve that problem along with creating a home where families can come and share their information and resources.  There are plenty of web sites and chat forums about parenting, and many of them are great, but the special needs of our kids are often a footnote in their worlds and their web sites.  So we created this Very Special Kids site.  There is a chat room to exchange ideas and information and a database of resources in specific categories.  It’s still a work in progress, and with your help, we are adding things every day.

We truly believe in giving back and this website is our way of saying thanks to those who have helped us and many others with special children.

Thanks for stopping by and please, bookmark us make it a regular destination.  And while you’re here, check out upcoming events and important news of the special education world and don’t forget to stop by the chat room and register so you can participate in the discussions.

-Emily & Bill