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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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Strategies to Help Children on the Autism Spectrum with Homework

Strategies to Help Children on the Autism Spectrum with Homework

Are you having any homework challenges now that the kids have been in school for a while? It’s important to help your child find a “homework rhythm,” as well as identify tools that are most effective. Having worked with hundreds of youth on the autism…

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A Big Thank You to the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities

A Big Thank You to the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities

The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego would like to thank the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities for their generous charitable sponsorship of $3,000. Support from the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities will help us move forward with our mission of helping parents and advocates in…

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What My Child with Special Needs Has Taught Me

What My Child with Special Needs Has Taught Me

My daughter does a flip turn at the other end of the pool. Screaming erupts among teammates, competing teams, parents and coaches as she and the swimmer next to her break the water’s surface in unison. My daughter rises higher, her arms out wide before…

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