Tag: special needs

Top Five Favorite Sensory Toys for Kids

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Sight. Touch. Sound. Taste. Smell.  Take a deep breath and imagine yourself at your happy place. Take in everything around you- the sights, the sounds,...

A Love Letter to Families of Kids with Special Needs

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Phew, this summer was fast, furious, and fun! It came up quickly and was over in a flash, and it’s taken me the entire...

Joyful Milestones in Adaptive Lessons for Special Needs Children

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Other moms of special needs children will know the heart-crushing feeling of seeing children the same age as your child accomplish milestones and know...

My Name Is Julie, and I’m a Recovering Special Needs Mom

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My name is Julie, and I’m a recovering special needs mom. As a recovering special needs mom, I overreact to all medical events, no matter...

Please Stop Saying these Cliches about Children with Special Needs to...

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As a special needs mom, I often hear the same cliches over and over again. I have I have a big confession to make....

Inclusive Halloween: How To Make the Holiday Safe and Accepting

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Halloween is a really exciting holiday for kids and adults alike. It can also be a really difficult time for many children due to...

Five Different Adaptive Sports Opportunities in Vermont

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Hands down, my favorite thing about living in Vermont is how inclusive of a community we live in. While we are a small state,...

The Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Mom of a...

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As a mom of a special needs child, I spend a fair amount of time telling my story and advocating for our son. I am...

Five Awesome Resources for Special Needs Families in Vermont

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Vermont is a wonderful place to raise a family, especially for special needs families. As a transplant to this incredible state, I am often...

The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and My Parenting Shortfalls

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In June, I attended my son’s final Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting of the school year. G just completed his second of what will be...

Autism, You Are an Invisible Disability but I See You

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Autism, you are an invisible disability hidden to the outside world, however so apparent in my day-to-day life.   I was standing outside the Jay...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Kayla’s Directory

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On a cool crisp fall day in 2012, I made my first ever trip to the Child Development Clinic. My son’s early intervention team...

The Forgotten Moms: Moms of Children with Special Needs

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Did you see this post buzzing around Facebook over the summer?  If you are in my age demographic of 30 (cough, cough, 30-something) then you...