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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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The Significance of Little Acts of Kindness

I woke this morning, read my emails and lost it. What made this morning different eludes me.   I am usually able to hold it together.  I can usually look at things with compassion and often empathy without bringing myself

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Beyond IEPs: Eight Ways Parents Can Help Advocate for Children with Autism

Beyond IEPs: Eight Ways Parents Can Help Advocate for Children with Autism 1. Schedule a meeting with school district administrators to let them know how things are going and to share your ideas. You probably have already cultivated positive relationships

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Four Things To Double Check On A Written IEP

Because IEPs are ultimately a very human process, mistakes are bound to happen. Despite a few horror stories about lazy case workers and perfidious administrators, most IEP irregularities result from ineffective note-taking or simple oversight. The best way to avoid mistakes on the

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The Life Unexpected – The One You Were Meant To Have

As little girls we played house and created a world with the perfect home, husband and child. Pretending to be a mom was a world with aprons, easy bake ovens, high heel shoes and pretty red lipstick. We knew this

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Being a Special Needs Mom – by Pierrette d”Entremont

A Special Needs mom in on duty 24/7. Moms of Special Needs kids run ragged dealing with all the added responsibilities. They find it almost impossible to maintain balance and harmony in their hectic lives. There are appointments/meetings with medical

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