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Montgomery Hockey Team, the Cheetahs, Is a Therapeutic Win for Special-Needs Families

The Washington Post

Bundled in coats and clutching cups of hot coffee, parents chatter while their kids glide across the ice rink in Rockville. But the Montgomery County parents aren't talking much about playing time or stick-handling skills, instead using the opportunity as a sort of weekend therapy session. They talk about their children's medical problems. They fret over the embarrassing emotional tantrums their children have in public. And they complain to one another about how hard it is find the right classroom for their children, who may have autism, can't speak or will never know how to read.

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