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The importance of unstructured time and play for children

Written on March 21, 2019 at 11:49 am, by

Our occupational therapist, Emily Martin, is constantly emphasizing that “play is a child’s first occupation.” There are countless quotes about how important it is for children to play, learn, and imagine as much as possible. However, in our busy society and ever-growing need to balance a bunch of things at once, kids are hurried from… CONTINUE READING

Dear special needs parent: you are not alone.

Written on January 31, 2019 at 2:43 pm, by

You’ve probably heard the cliché “It takes a village to raise a child.” But sometimes, it can feel like you’re alone on an island while raising your child with special needs. You may be wondering where that village could be, where you can find other parents with a similar situation to you. No matter how… CONTINUE READING

Getting through the uncertain times with your loved one with special needs

Written on January 21, 2019 at 1:42 pm, by

Life has a lot of uncertainties in it. If you have a special needs child, sibling, or loved one, you know the feeling. Whether it regards their developmental stages or physical health, it can be scary to not know what’s going to happen. Uncertainty, when it comes to your loved one, can feel looming. What… CONTINUE READING