Wheelchair Hula Hooping for Kids

Hula Hooping From Your Wheelchair

I always loved hula hooping.  Hula hoops come in a rainbow of colors (including sparkle and glow-in-the-dark), they spin around and round, they have tassels and they look so gosh darn pretty. If you use a wheelchair, you too can get in on the hooping fun.  You don't have to stand up (although hula [..}


Accessible School Trip for kids with special needs

School Trips For Special Needs

School trips can provide a wonderful opportunity to make learning fun by taking kids outside their regular environments. They give a more interactive, hands-on experience that children may find more engaging and stimulating than their usual lessons. This 'broadening of the horizons' aspect can be [..}


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 [..}


Easy Grip Crayon For Kids With Disabilities

Create Your Own Easy Grip Crayons

If you have younger kids, changes are you have some broken crayons lying around your house. Creating colorful crayons is a fun kids activity that makes great use of all those leftover crayon pieces. The end result is an easy to grip rainbow crayon that is perfect for kids of all abilities!   [..}


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Children’s Books About Kids With Disabilities

If you are a parent like I am, you know that books are a great way to teach kids about...well just about anything, from life lessons to potty training.  What you may not know is that there are a lot of great books available that can educate kids about others like them who have a disability. I [..}


Special Needs Families: A Bedtime Routine for Parents

This is a guest post on the EasyStand Blog by Joan Celebi of Special Needs Parent Coach. As parents of children with special needs, one of the toughest challenges we face is lack of sleep. Staying up late trying to keep up with massive to-do lists. Getting up during the night with children with [..}


Getting Standing Equipment on Your Child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP)

According to the US Dept. of Education, each child who receives special education and related services must have an IEP (Individual Education Plan). It is created by the IEP team (often parents, teachers, and therapists). It consists of certain information designed to meet the child's unique needs, [..}


Ryan likes to help make his mom coffee in the morning.  His morning routine also includes using his EasyStand while eating cereal and watching cartoons.

Special Needs Families: 10 Tips for Easier, Happier Mornings

This is a guest post on the EasyStand Blog by Joan Celebi of Special Needs Parent Coach. I'm often asked whether I follow my own advice -- whether I use the Overwhelmed No More! systems and strategies in my own life. The answer is a big YES! Mornings are a good example. Several years ago, I'd had [..}


Special Needs Families: Bedtime Strategies for Kids

This is a guest post on the EasyStand Blog by Joan Celebi of Special Needs Parent Coach. What's bedtime like in your family? Years ago, when I dreamed of one day becoming a mom, I had visions of an easy, orderly, effortless bedtime routine that my kids would follow cheerfully. Bedtime would be a [..}


Littlest Heroes Project-Free Photo Ops for Special Kids

Capturing Miracles...Picturing Cures! Sometimes all is takes is a generous act to make a child living with an illness and their family SMILE!  That is just what The Littlest Heroes Project does, it is a non-profit based organization made up of professional photographers  that provide free [..}