Children With Special Needs

Norman and Ruth Mooney, both incredibly talented artists, have been touched by a child with special needs. Their son Rian, the oldest of three children, was born with cerebral palsy. The Mooney’s are extremely dedicated and determined individuals who tirelessly support and champion Rian’s life. Learn about how this family copes, how they found the resources they need and more.


Long Island Infant Developmental Program (LIIDP) is a private, nonprofit, home-based early intervention and preschool program that provides services to children age birth to five years with developmental delays. Developmental delay is a term used to indicate that a child is not reaching developmental milestones at the expected times.

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