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Back to School Introduction Tips

It is back to school time. Can I get a “woohoo” from any parents out there excited about this time of year? Each new year brings new children and adults who will have the opportunity to get to know our kiddos. Here are some ideas from parents about helping make this introduction process fun and …

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Helping Someone in Need

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I have lived a fairly non-needy life. I have two wonderful parents getting ready to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. I am blessed with two older brothers and their families to love and be loved by. I have grown up with a warm extended family. At barely 22 years of age, I married an amazing …

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Summer Favorite Things

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For this blog post I’m going to go all “Oprah’s Favorite Things” on you, but unfortunately I am not able to give one of each item to my audience like Oprah did. Here are a few of my favorite things that are making my summer easier. Please comment and add to the list so that …

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Ideal vs. Real Morning Routine

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Ideal – I will get Isaiah out of bed with plenty of time to do everything needed this morning. Real – I race around helping my older kids get ready for school and end up getting Isaiah up 20 minutes later than I’d like. Ideal – I will wait for Isaiah to make his way …

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That’s Cool


We went to Isaiah’s IEP yesterday and we were happy to hear about the progress he is making at school. His school does a great job communicating and we see progress at home as well, but there were a couple specific things that were really fun to hear about. His occupational therapist (OT) mentioned how …

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Unlimited Play

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Unlimited Play is offering free monthly play days for children ages 5 – 12 at local accessible parks. Snacks and activities will be provided. A buddy is provided for children with special needs to fully participate. A parent must remain at the park throughout the program. April’s play day takes place on April 20th from …

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Special Needs Community Newsletter

I just received a Special Needs Community Newsletter via email from Misty Watson, the lawyer who created our special needs trust. She has been very easy to work with and guided us through the whole process. Her contact information is on page 4 of the newsletter if you are interested in her legal services. The …

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The Power of Support

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I had the pleasure of attending a monthly meet-up of moms who have young children with developmental disabilities last night. I love this diverse group of women who come from different religious, economic and educational backgrounds, but who all have one bond in common. When I tell other friends and family members about my group, …

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What’s Wrong With That Boy?

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On a recent trip to Target, a little girl who looked to be just shy of 3 years old walked past Isaiah in his wheelchair and said, “Daddy, what’s wrong with that boy?” The dad who looked a bit embarrassed didn’t miss a beat before saying, “There is nothing wrong with him. Let’s go say …

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Happy Birthday Blues

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I haven’t ever thought to ask my other mom friends whose children are differently-abled if they struggle with birthdays, but I can say that Isaiah’s birthdays are often difficult for me. In past years, I have had trouble for the entire week leading up to his birthday. Gifts are the first issue that come to …

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