November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to celebrate the caregivers that devote themselves to caring for others who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. Caregivers are some of the most selfless, compassionate, and loving people, and we are so
There are many ways a parent can help and encourage a child by using some multisensory techniques. Although this may involve some changes in the home, the results may be well worth the effort.
Most parents wear lots of hats: chef, chauffeur, maid and even “Doctor” Mom or Dad when kids are sick. Most times, common symptoms like a sore throat don’t warrant a trip but to the doctor. Other times, however, common symptoms like fever could
Once upon a rock The premise is simple: Gather a few supplies (flat, paintable rocks, acrylic paint, sealer, paint brushes), decorate your rock — getting as creative as you like — and seal it. Write instructions on the bottom of the rock
When a child with a disability engages in behavior or breaks a code of conduct and the school proposes to remove the child, the school must hold a hearing to determine if the child’s behavior was caused by his disability.
Are you frustrated that your child is unable to participate or enjoy a traditional Easter Egg hunt? We have some great suggestions to make Easter just for them! Easter egg hunt An egg hunt is not fun if you never
So now it’s time to write a letter to your child’s school. Just few things that you may want to keep in the front of your mind. When writing any letter, it is important to keep it short and to
Your child is struggling in school and all you are receiving from the school system is a standard, “you need to work with them at home” but you feel there is something deeper going on. You do have rights. You
Too often families are overwhelmed when their child is batting a chronic illness or disability. That is why we appreciate and share organizations that care enough to help families in their time of need. Gracie’s Gowns – free custom made
There are many special needs organizations in this country that are dedicated to serving those children who require assistance for medical, mental or psychological disabilities. Alex’s Lemonade Stand – provides travel grants to medical institutions for families battling childhood cancer The