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If Only I had known then what I know now …..

The Coffee Klatch is all about empowering parents with knowledge and hope. Many of us have been on the special needs parenting journey for a very long time. Through the tears and triumphs we have not only survived but thrived.

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Here come the holidays …. And the Buttinskies …. Expectations …. Who are they for?

My father once told me “Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed”. I can’t say I agree with that but I do agree that expectations can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. That feeling or belief about how

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The Medication Rollercoaster

As holiday and summer breaks approach many parents take this time to give their children a medication holiday or use this time to adjust or try new medications. Please speak to your prescribing physician before making any changes and weigh

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Inspire – To Know The Road Ahead Ask Those Coming Back

Effectively raising a special needs child takes a blend of wisdoms. Our world renowned experts who have been guests on The Coffee Klatch have brought us decades of experience, research and knowledge. They have truly been the best of the

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The ADHD Autism Connection by Diane Kennedy

The ADHD Autism Connection by Diane Kennedy Kennedy, Diane with Rebecca Banks. The ADHD Autism Connection When Diane Kennedy’s third son received a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), his mother already knew the drill. Her first two sons had

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Dr Temple Grandin discussing Bright Not Broken

Temple Grandin When Diane and Rebecca contacted me about collaborating on a book about giftedness and disabilities, I was excited. I have long believed that the fields of giftedness, autism, and related disabilities need to share information. Professional literature needs

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