Exceptional Family TV on 9NEWS in Denver, CO

written by: Jeffrey Wolf  Tom Cole ARVADA - There is a reality show in Arvada and it does not involve loosing weight or surviving on an island. There are no stars, except for one: Zach Charlan. He is 3 years old and the reason his parents came up with the idea for an online reality show. Zach was diagnosed with cerebral palsy early in his life. "We have had a lot of feedback for the exact same reason that we wanted to do this, which was for the community to be able to make friends going through the same thing as us," Renee Charlan, Zach's mother, said. The idea behind the show, Exceptional Family...

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Season Two of ExceptionalFamilyTV

Contact: Mary Paoli Phone: 406-551-4655 e-mail: Launches Second Season of Webisodes Oct. 15 Arvada, Colo. (Thurs., Oct. 14, 2010) — Exceptional Family TV – the first web video series for and about families raising children with special needs – is premiering its second season on Friday, October 15 at Each Friday, a new short video will take viewers inside the lives of families affected by developmental and intellectual disabilities. In addition to telling the stories of families around the country, episodes will explore therapies and tackle topics that include parental disagreements, balancing between life and therapies and communicating needs to friends and family members. The series is the brainchild of Nathan Charlan whose three-year-old son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in 2007. After receiving the diagnosis, Charlan suddenly found it difficult to relate to friends and fa...

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Season One of ExceptionalFamilyTV

Contact: Mary Paoli Phone: 406-551-4655 e-mail: New Webisode Series Documents Stories of FamiliesRaising Children With Special Needs A series of weekly webisodes documenting the stories of families raising children with special needs is at the heart of the new web site Co-founded by Nathan Charlan, father of a three-year-old son diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the site is a gathering place for families affected by the unique financial, emotional and social issues associated with raising children with special needs. In addition to short documentary webisodes, the site’s forums, blogs and related Facebook page offer people around the globe a place to share information and encouragement. Together with his wife Renee, Charlan hosts and produces the video series in Arvada, Colorado. The series premiered in late April 2010 with a two-part story following Jack, a child diagnosed with autism, whose life was tra...

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eFamilyTV Site Launch

Facebook connects well over 300 million people around the world and we are utilizing it to connect parents raising children with special needs. In less than one week we have grown from 20 to over 450 members strong. Parents are represented from every populated continent and over 7% of all the countries around the world. We are well on our way to bringing parents together at one online home destination to support and encourage each other. eFamilyTV is committed to also bringing you weekly episodes that are informative, educational while also being entertaining as we visit with families globally. Thank you for joining us on this journey. Exceptional Family TV is for you, please give us feedback on ways we can improve or things you would like for us add to the show or website. As February arrives also will our first production trip to begin filming for our premiere in May 2010. We will also have a 2 page spread in Exceptional Parent Magazine. Visit to sign up for your digital subs...

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