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Every so often, a resource bursts onto the scene that changes the game. With free access for everyone, a focus on acceptance and inclusion, and comprehensive, thoughtful, and highly useful, and actionable articles and essays from leading voices, Exceptional Needs Today has done exactly that. What a valuable, compassionate, practical, and much-needed service for the entire neurodivergent community!

Raun K. Kaufman 

Author, Autism Breakthrough 

Co-creator of the ACT (Autism Crisis Turnaround) Protocol 

Diagnosed with severe (non-speaking) autism as a boy 

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Exceptional Needs Today serves and empowers a broad readership. Content is wide-ranging and inclusive. Each issue is jam-packed with research and practical tools for both professionals and families. If you care about someone with exceptional needs, take advantage of this valuable (and free!) resource.

Debra Moore, PhD, The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults co-authored with Temple Grandin, PhD


It is a joy to write for Exceptional Needs Today. It is so wonderful to be part of this great community of writers, professionals, and parents who really make a difference in the special needs world. Amy KD Tobik has put together a magazine that leaves no child, adult, or subject out in the cold. It is current, inspirational, and packed full of meaningful ideas and resources.

Kate C. Wilde

Author of Autistic Logistics, The Autism Language Launcher, and Autism Abracadabra

Co-creator of the ACT (Autism Crisis Turnaround) Protocol


As someone who lives with a disability, I will say that there's nothing more important than knowing help is available if you need it. It's because of fellow advocates like Amy KD Tobik that people with exceptional needs can feel included, understood, and appreciated.

J. Edward Holt, Author 


Where was Exceptional Needs Today when my daughter was diagnosed? I would have loved to have this magazine when we were early in the diagnosis and learning process! I am so thankful to Amy KD Tobik and her heart for creating a FREE resource for parents, educators, and professionals! The quality of the content from so many different experiences is such an amazing tool and resource for so many! 

Dr. Stephanie C. Holmes, Certified Autism Specialist, Content Creator, and Author of Embracing the Autism Spectrum: Finding Hope & Joy Navigating the Neurodiverse Family Journey


Helen Keller’s quote, “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much,” rings loud and clear through the publication of Exceptional Needs Today. This free magazine, available to all families and professionals, who may care for, teach, or offer therapy to those with special needs, brings together a vast amount of knowledge, experience, and wisdom, letting us see that, together we can do so much, for those who learn differently.


Karen Kaplan, Special Education Specialist, Consultant, Training Specialist. Mentor, Advocate


Each issue is written by well-qualified individuals who share their experiences and expertise in the field of working with individuals with disabilities. One of the greatest aspects of this publication is the wide variety of disability-related issues that it covers. If you are looking for the most current information on programs available for children with disabilities, new treatment plans available, how to deal effectively with your child's school, or even issues related to your child's communication, academic, behavior, or social needs, then this is the magazine for you. 

Dr. Ron Malcolm, EdD, Assistant Director of Special Education


Finally, an accessible magazine that artfully combines facts with highly engaging and timely content written by experts in the field. It is no small feat to bring these two worlds together, but thanks to the skillful leadership of Editor-in-Chief Amy KD Tobik, the magazine has emerged onto the scene as a shining star for its readership. I could not be prouder to contribute to Exceptional Needs Today magazine.

Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS, EDAC, FAOTA 


Exceptional Needs Today is a beautiful publication with current and interesting articles that any parent or professional in the special needs community would enjoy reading. In many cases, I find myself not only interested in the stories but also taking note of new things I have learned and am eager to share with others.

Jeanetta Bryant, Founder, Abilities Workshop

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