About ep

EP Mission Statement

To Develop, Translate, and Share Information as Tools for Positive Change for the Special Needs Community

About epWorld, Inc and Exceptional Parent

ep (Exceptional Parent) is a 42-year-old, award-winning publishing and communications company. ep provides practical advice, emotional support and the most up-to-date educational information for families of children and adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs as well as to the physicians, allied health care professionals, and educational professionals who are involved in their care and development.

ep uses a multi-media approach to disseminate information through the following methods: its monthly print publication, ep (Exceptional Parent) magazine; a comprehensive Resource Guide; its Web site (eparent.com); clinical custom communications projects; and online, interactive CME accredited seminars and teleconferences on a wide range of special needs topics and an international Conference known as the World Congress on Disabilities.


Information and Support for the Special Needs Community

Editor-in-Chief – Rick Rader, MD 

Contributing Writer / Editor – Vanessa B. Ira

President, CEO & Publisher – Joseph M. Valenzano, Jr.

 Managing Partner – Western Principal Partners LLC – Michael Turcich

Production, Ad Traffic Manager – Stefanie Valenzano

Human Resources Manager – Lois Keegan

Director of Circulation & Business Development – Hamilton Maher

Art Direction and Design – FoxPrint

Resource Guide Specialist – Dennis Dusevic

Webmaster – Ron Peterson

Subscriber Service Exceptional Parent, 6 Pickwick Lane, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Customer Service /  New Orders Email: HMaher@eparent.com or toll free 800-372-7368 x234

Publishing &  Editorial Office
6 Pickwick Lane, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
Fax (201) 746-0179


Exceptional Parent (ISSN 0046-9157) is published monthly 11 times per year plus the special January Annual Resource Guide by ep World, Inc., dba Exceptional Parent Magazine, 6 Pickwick Lane, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677. Internet address: http://www.eparent.com. Digital access: www.eparentdigital.com. All rights reserved. Copyright ©2015 by ep World, Inc. Exceptional Parent™ is a registered trademark of ep World, Inc. Postmaster: Please send address changes to: Exceptional Parent, 6 Pickwick Lane, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677. Any applicable periodical postage paid at Johnstown, PA and additional mailing offices (USPS 557-810). Basic annual subscription rate is $19.95 per year for EP Digital. Annual subscription rate for Canada is also $19.95 (U.S. funds only); all other foreign countries $24.95 (U.S. funds only). Subscriber Service: Direct all inquiries & address changes to: Exceptional Parent, 6 Pickwick Lane, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677. Customer Service/New Orders: E-mail: hmaher@eparent.com or call toll free: (800) 372-7368 extension 119. Exceptional Parent. Back issues incur a charge of $10.00 each and depend upon availability, call (800) 372-7368. Agreement # 1420542