Podcast: Sara Tabor – Ms. Sled Hockey & New NYC Resident

In podcast #93, I am joined by Sara Tabor, a 30 something woman paralyzed 4 years ago in a bizarre accident, who went on to discover a new sport post-injury (where females are still the minority) - sled hockey. We talk about her injury to the very last section of the spinal cord (a section of [..}

Adapted Easter Egg Activity for Kids With Special Needs

Easter Activity – Artsy Eggs

Every Easter I get together with my family and it always seems like by the afternoon the kids are bored. I wanted to share with you this fun Easter activity that I call "Artsy Eggs"!  It works well for kids toddler to grade-school aged and is adaptable for kids with special needs too.  Hope [..}

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 [..}

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 [..}