Resources for families with special needs

I Have Autism: A mother’s story

I Have Autism: A mother’s story

When I tell friends I was recently diagnosed with autism, some of them scoff and call it nonsense. They say I function fine, that I smile, laugh and socialize. I’m a mother who is active in the lives of my three sons; I have published…

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What to Know About Getting Emergency Prescriptions During Disasters

What to Know About Getting Emergency Prescriptions During Disasters

There are many variables involved in obtaining prescription medications during times of disaster, including the overall state of the emergency, type of medication, federal regulations, insurance authorization, corporate pharmacy policies, transportation issues, electronic access, phone communications and more. The best way to prepare is to…

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Adaptive Canoeing Builds Confidence in Kids with Visual Impairment

Adaptive Canoeing Builds Confidence in Kids with Visual Impairment

Imagine the courage it takes for children to try outrigger canoeing. That’s the situation for some visually impaired kids who have participated in an adaptive program run by the Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club, a Hawaiian outrigger canoeing program for kids in San Diego. “The…

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5 Yoga Benefits for Kids with Special Needs

5 Yoga Benefits for Kids with Special Needs

As a certified yoga instructor, I have long been aware of yoga’s ability to benefit a person’s mind and body. However, it was not until my daughter, who has special needs, trained to receive her certification to become one of the first teen yoga instructors…

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Accessible Vacations

Accessible Vacations

Do you travel with a loved one who has special needs? Planning a wonderful family vacation should be fun, not stressful. Here are some destinations that go above and beyond to accommodate every member of your family. Morgan’s Wonderland, San Antonio, TX This San Antonio theme…

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Health Risks for Children with Down Syndrome

Health Risks for Children with Down Syndrome

Approximately one in every 700 babies born in the U.S. has Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, a chromosomal disorder in which children are born with three copies of chromosome 21. Parents today have an abundance of available resources to help raise a child with Down…

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Movie Fundraiser for Special Needs

Star Wars The Last Jedi Movie Fundraiser for Special Needs

Thank you for joining the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego for OPENING NIGHT of Star Wars The Last Jedi! We had a great time taking photos with Star Wars characters, making Star Wars themed crafts, winning prizes, eating movie snacks and of course watching the much-anticipated sequel, Star Wars: The Last…

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Kid-tested, Parent-approved Toys for Kids of All Abilities

Kid-tested, Parent-approved Toys for Kids of All Abilities

Kid-tested, parent-approved toys for kids of all abilities!   Stack & Tumble Elephant $14.99; LeapFrog.com Stack the five brightly colored, textured rings on the elephant’s trunk to help build fine motor skills. As each ring is placed on the trunk, he will introduce colors, numbers and…

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Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

Harkla Weighted Sensory Lap Pad $50; Harkla.co Whether it’s in school, at home, at concerts and movies, or on car rides, a Harkla Sensory Lap Pad is the perfect portable tool to help achieve a calm, relaxed child. Designed for children with Autism, sensory processing disorder, and ADHD….

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An Excellence in Journalism Award for Flourishing Families

An Excellence in Journalism Award for Flourishing Families

The San Diego Family Magazine staff is thrilled to announce that our annual publication, Flourishing Families, won an Excellence in Journalism Award from San Diego Press Club! It received 2nd place in the “Special Interest or One-Time Publications” category. A big shout out and thank you…

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