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How to raise an adult with special needs

Written on March 20, 2019 at 12:18 pm, by

There is a lot of information about school-aged individuals with special needs. From IEPs to fun toys and adaptive equipment, there’s plenty of readily available support. However, things can be tougher once your kiddo is not so little anymore. Encourage independence when they’re young Yes, we talk about how crucial independence is all the time…. CONTINUE READING

How to effectively communicate during the IEP process

Written on March 13, 2019 at 12:52 pm, by

Let’s be honest here: one of the most stressful things about parenting a child with special needs, Down Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, Autism, SPD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, et cetera, is the IEP (Individualized Education Plan). There’s not a lot of people who love IEPs. For a lot of parents, one of the most infuriating things about… CONTINUE READING

How to wear out the winter wiggles

Written on November 19, 2018 at 1:31 pm, by

One of the most difficult things about the wintertime isn’t just the blistering cold that freezes your hands while you try to clean off your iced-over car windshield. It’s the fact that the sun sets way before a child’s energy level. The cold weather and the lack of daylight can prove to be stifling since… CONTINUE READING