2, No. 2
Children with Special Needs
When a child is diagnosed with a medical condition,
there are often serious implications for the child and her birth,
foster, or adoptive family. To support these children and their
caretakers, helping professionals need information.
In this issue we present you with basic information
on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Failure to Thrive, and Attention Deficit
Disorder. In addition to descriptions that will help you recognize
and understand the nature of these conditions, we offer you guidelines
for working with and supporting these families. We also feature
an important resource for families and practitioners working with
children with special needs: the Family Support Network.