Back to School Resources for Special Needs Families

Back to School Guide for Special Needs Families

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 [..}

Resources for Fathers of Special Needs Children

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 [..}

Gift opening and giving for Special Needs Kids

Surviving The Holidays: Gift Giving Time & Opening Presents

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 [..}

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Modifying Easter Activities for Your Special Needs Child

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 egg. [..}

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Complete Guide to Special Needs/Educational Apps

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 the apps by [..}

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Holiday Traditions with your Special Needs Child

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. Your child with disabilities may be unable to take [..}

Your child will feel more a part of the family if they are included as much as possible.

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 [..}

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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 [..}