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Accepting Your Child’s Diagnosis

  Accepting your child’s diagnosis is one thing, accepting the life it will bring is something completely different, and much more important The title of this blog may seem to some, well, ridiculous, but not to a parent of a

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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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Halloween And The Special Needs Child

Halloween can be a very difficult time for kids with special needs. The sounds, crowds, parties, excitement, change in school routine, costumes, candy and theme of Halloween itself can put many kids into sensory overload. I remember the days when

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ADHD and ADD Awareness – Focused Programming for Parents and Educators

Dr Russell Barkley – ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood Dr Thomas Armstrong – The Gifts of ADHD and other Mental Illnesses Differentiating ADHD from Childhood Bipolar Dr Charles Parker – The New ADHD Meds Rules MetLife – Special Needs Estate

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The Pediatricians Role for Special Needs Children and Teens

How can parents make pediatric visits better for both the child and pediatrician? What is the role of the pediatrician in the care of children with disabilities and disorders? The pediatrician is a vital part of your child healthcare team.

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