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Author and National Spokesperson
Parents of Special Kids

Journalist
Chicago Sun-Times

Writer
Chicago Sun-Times

Nationally Recognized Author, Educator, Journalist
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Judith Loseff ...

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Judith Loseff Lavin

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Highland Park Author & National Spokesperson for Parents of Special Kids, Judy Loseff Lavin, to Speak in Northfield at NSSED-New Trier Event, Tues., Jan. 15
HIGHLAND PARK, IL - - Highland Park Author Judith Loseff Lavin, a nationally recognized spokesperson for parents of special children, will speak in Northfield at Am Yisrael Congregation, 4 Happ Rd. (across from New Trier West High School), from 9:30-11 a.m., Tuesday, January 15. Her speech, From Tragedy to Triumph, is open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the North Suburban Special Education District’s (NSSED) Association of Parents and Staff and the New Trier Township Committee on Disabilities.
Recently interviewed on NBC-TV’s Today Show, Lavin will discuss the emotional and practical challenges faced by the 40,000,000 plus American parents, including herself, who have children with special needs.
Following Lavin’s speech, the former writer for the Chicago Sun-Times will sign copies of her widely acclaimed new book, Special Kids Need Special Parents (www.specialkidsbook.com). In her 307-page resource guide, which may be the only book of its kind, she offers insights, support and advice on a wide variety of topics. These range from stress and how it affects a marriage (government studies report a divorce rate of more than 75 percent in special families) to issues involving grandparents and well siblings and finding the right therapist. She also talks about how to deal with teasing, particularly during the Winter when teasing escalates, recognizing and dealing with a child’s depression and understanding the anger and grief experienced by parents of special kids.
Lavin gleaned these tips and wisdom from her own experience and from hundreds of interviews with parents and family members, physicians, educators, attorneys and therapists. Numerous celebrities, prominent experts and authors have recommended her book, which includes a 37-page resource guide of organizations and support groups as well as interviews with celebrities who have triumphed over their own disabilities.
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Actor Stacy Keach, who had cleft lip and palate and serves as honorary chairman of the American Cleft Palate Foundation - - Judy Lavin shows all of us the way to hope and happiness…. this book will be a positive guiding influence for special kids and parents for many generations to come.
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Judy Lavin
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Judy Lavin at Lecturn


Parenting Family | Parenting Techniques: How to Nurture Compassion

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by Judy Lavin

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Judy Lavin, author of Special Kids Need Special Parents, offers some specific ways to make kids feel more comfortable around children with special needs.
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About the author: Judith Lavin is the author of Special Kids Need Special Parents and is a former journalist with the Chicago Sun-Times. She recognized the need for an easy-to-read resource for physically and emotionally exhausted parents like herself, as well as their families, teachers, doctors and others who work with them.


Today's News

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Lavin, author of the widely acclaimed book, "Special Kids Need Special Parents" ( http://www.parentingchallenges.com/ ), has appeared on NBC-TV's "Today" show, the CBS Radio Networks and PBS-TV.She will speak from 9-10 a.m., Sunday, May 26 at IRSA's Empowerment '02 Conference in the Westin Michigan Avenue hotel, 909 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago.In addition, on Monday, May 27, she will address the 7th National Conference of The Hydrocephalus Association from 9:15-10:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago.

During the past year, the Chicago area resident, former writer for the Chicago Sun-Times and mother of a daughter with special challenges has addressed thousands of parents, educators and healthcare professionals about the daunting challenges of raising children with special needs.She offers strategies and insights for managing the roller coaster ride of emotions as well as the practical challenges faced by some 40,000,000 American parents (nearly one in three American families) who have children with special needs.
In Lavin's 307-page resource guide, which will soon go into its fourth printing, she offers insights, support and advice on such topics as:
-- Coping with chronic pain and frequent hospitalizations;
-- Strengthening a marriage (government studies report a divorce rate of
more than 75 percent in special families);


Tribune Media Services Announces its Three Excerpt

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Judith Loseff Lavin

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Tribune Media is offering these excerpts (teasing, school questions, the power of advocacy and grieving) from the widely acclaimed parenting guide, Special Kids Need Special Parents, by Judith Loseff Lavin.
Lavin ( www.parentingchallenges.com), the mother of a daughter with special needs, is a nationally recognized author, educator, journalist and speaker who has appeared on NBC-TV's Today show, the CBS Radio Networks and PBS-TV. Her book is also featured in the February 2003 issue of QUEST, the national magazine of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and in the New York Daily News (1/5/03).
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“Judy Lavin writes with warmth, compassion and knowledge and provides a wealth of information that is essential to convey to the public.”
Government statistics reveal that more than 20,000,000 American families ( nearly one in three) have children with special needs (physical, emotional or mental) and educators report that 15 percent of all students have such challenges. In addition, according to a University of Maryland study reported in the 1/14/03 Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, psychiatric drug prescriptions (i.e., antidepressants and stimulants) for children nearly tripled from 1987-96.
Lavin’s 307-page resource guide, which may be the only one of its kind, is now in its fourth printing and will soon be published in German. Offering insights, support and advice on a wide variety of topics, her book has become a particularly popular gift item for holidays and special occasions. In addition to teasing, schools and grieving, Lavin discusses chronic pain, frequent hospitalizations and stress, marriage (ideal for Valentine’s Day), therapy, healthy siblings, grandparents and depression.
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Judy Lavin
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Judy Lavin at Lecturn


Parenting: How to nurture compassion

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Judy Lavin

With 20 million plus families in the United States having a child with special needs, more children with challenges are being mainstreamed into America's public schools.Judy Lavin, author of Special Kids Need Special Parents, offers some specific ways to make kids feel more comfortable around children with special needs.
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About the author: Judith Lavin is the author of Special Kids Need Special Parents and is a former journalist with the Chicago Sun-Times.She recognized the need for an easy-to-read resource for physically and emotionally exhausted parents like herself, as well as their families, teachers, doctors and others who work with them.

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