Entries by Dawn Villarreal

Involving Dads in the Life of Their Special Needs Child

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 […]

Special Needs Families: Relatives and Holidays

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 […]

Making Halloween Fun for Your Special Needs Child

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. […]