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Free Resource

Exceptional Needs Today is a FREE digital publication designed to educate and support families, caregivers, self-advocates, educators, and professionals. Our aim is to provide a voice.

Expert Guidance

Readers receive information on the latest news/research, expert guidance, therapies, as well as top advice on unique books and products.

What We Do

Exceptional Needs Today is an innovative magazine designed to support ALL individuals in the special needs community. The publication focuses on educating and energizing families, caregivers, self-advocates, educators, and professionals while preparing a healthy path for tomorrow. Magazine readers are provided with FREE access to the newest news/research, expert guidance, therapies, as well as information on unique books and products. 

Created To Empower

Exceptional Needs Today aims to serve all individuals in need of special services. When people have access to the professional information they need, they are empowered and they flourish.

Published Quarterly

Exceptional Needs Today is available quarterly and distributed digitally FREE to subscribers. Submissions are welcome, although we cannot guarantee all ideas or manuscripts submitted will be accepted and published.


About the Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Magazine publisher Amy KD Tobik is an award-winning editor with more than 30 years of publishing experience. After successfully producing an autism magazine for more than six years, Amy branched out on her own to create Exceptional Needs Today, a resource that reaches all people at no cost to them. In September 2021, Exceptional Needs Today received the Gold Award from the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards honoring excellence. Amy is a graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia and her special interests include advocating for children with different abilities and education. She lives in the Carolinas with her husband, and they have two adult children. She is CEO of Lone Heron Publishing which publishes Exceptional Needs Today.