Our kids will be back to school before we know it. Plan for your child’s school year now with articles for parents, teacher resources, explaining your child’s disability to teachers plus other resources like visual supports, social stories, school rules and more. Forward this link to other special needs families as well as your child’s […]
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Entries by Dawn Villarreal
Fathers play an important role in their child’s development. Research studies show that dads not only challenge their children to do more, but also help build language skills. Many dads have wonderful relationships with their children, but some dads have difficulty connecting with their child who has a disability. In this article we’ll learn some […]
During the holidays, the opening of presents is an anticipated event by relatives. But our special needs child may not behave the way other children do during this time. Here are tips on getting your child involved in gift giving, getting meaningful presents from relatives and handling issues when opening presents.
Tired of your child coming back with an empty basket at Easter egg hunts? Is regular egg decorating too difficult for your child? Here are modified or alternative activities you can do with your child this Easter. Easter Egg Hunt An egg hunt is not fun if you never get the chance to find an […]
With over 300,000 apps it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It’s also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the “good stuff” and figured you did too. This guide breaks down the best of […]
Holidays are steeped in tradition and expectations. As a parent you may look forward to these traditions or feel pressure from relatives to continue certain family traditions. This puts a lot of stress on both parent and special needs child.
Special needs families are far from typical. So why do we try to be that perfect “Norman Rockwell” family during holiday get-togethers? Tell yourself right now that you and your family are going to enjoy the holidays in your own way and at your own pace. Stop worrying about what others think and make the […]
Halloween can be such a scary time. Not for the kids, but for us special needs parents. We are dealing with accessibility problems, special diets and safety issues. Our kids are experiencing sensory overload, anxieties and behavior outbursts. It’s enough to make us hide under the covers on October 31st. Our children are, well, different. […]