We Fight The Fights That Are Worth Fighting

Fifteen years ago, my oldest son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified). At the time, we had no idea what kind of future he would have — if he would have at a future at all.

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Why A Child Is Fearful and How to Calm A Fearful Child

Fears are a normal part of growing up.  A healthy amount of fear is what will keep your child safe and alert to the dangers that he confronts each day.  Children must learn we all have fears and that we

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IEP Parental Concerns

Parental participation is crucial in an IEP.  The following is a brief description of what that means with regards to your child’s IEP.  For the purposes of this blog, I will be focusing on the third bullet point. Parent participation

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MFP grant helps people with disabilities transition from institutions to quality community settings

Jamie has been feeling much better since she moved into her new home. She hasn’t received insulin treatments for her diabetes in months. She still has seizures, but they are greatly reduced in number. Perhaps it was the lights-on-lights-off, cart-clanking hustle and bustle of

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The Coffee Klatch LifeProtekt GPS Child Locator System Give Away

The Coffee Klatch has given me more than I could ever give back.  My understanding of  the incredible struggles of special needs families has changed me. I have written before about the emails and the times that I am just

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Two Steps Forward One Step Back – The Setbacks

You know what I am talking about.  Any parent raising a special needs child knows about the setbacks.  The kick in the stomach, racing heart, internal restlessness,  sleepless nights re-evaluating and reassessing the situation until you can’t think straight.  That

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