Managing Expectations as a Special Needs Parent

Managing Expectations as a Special Needs Parent

At two-and-a-half years old, Emersyn Faith can say three and four word sentences. She responds appropriately to questions and commands...

A Little Awareness, Maybe Even Some Empathy

A Little Awareness, Maybe Even Some Empathy

In recognition of World Cerebral Palsy Day (which is today) I’d like to share what I've learned about awareness and...

I Told My Doctor No; Here’s What Happened

I Told My Doctor No; Here’s What Happened

Grief can do strange things to you. After the birth of my medically fragile daughter, my grief drove me to...

Therapeutic Night Rides

Therapeutic Night Rides

This summer has been unlike any other; it's been a season of challenges and learning to think differently as my...

What to Say When Kids Ask Me About My Brace

What to Say When Kids Ask Me About My Brace

A new school year has begun, and like many parents with younger children, we are hoping our son is adjusting...

Chuck E. Cheese’s Offers Sensory Sensitive Sundays

Chuck E. Cheese’s Offers Sensory Sensitive Sundays

A common challenge for families who care for children with sensory issues is trying to make their lives as normal...

7 FAQs for IEPs

7 FAQs for IEPs

Why would my child need an IEP? Is your child not wanting to go to school (pretending to be sick)...

Spread Your Wings

Spread Your Wings

Having a medically-fragile baby changed my life. My daughter, Avery, has changed the way I see the world, she changed...

Breaking the Communication Barrier With Your Child

Breaking the Communication Barrier With Your Child

"I can’t seem to connect with my child in the midst of his/her behavioral issues… How do I break the...

Overcoming Obstacles as an Adult

Overcoming Obstacles as an Adult

As I began my journey getting "back to normal," various therapists would tell me that I could regain certain skills...

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