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How One Woman Defied the Experts and Nurtured the Spark Inside Her Son Who Has Autism

How One Woman Defied the Experts and Nurtured the Spark Inside Her Son Who Has Autism

“If a child who was never supposed to talk or read can rise to such improbable heights, imagine what children without such challenges might achieve, and how far they might soar if we encouraged them to unfurl their wings—past any horizon, past even our wildest…

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5 Tips for Dealing with Picky Eaters

5 Tips for Dealing with Picky Eaters

Feeding issues can be difficult for parents of kids with special needs. Children can develop finicky eating habits for many different reasons, including sensory and taste aversions, poor muscle control and gut issues, among other things. It is an occupational therapist’s goal to try to…

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San Diego Organizations Offering Peer Friendship and Mentorship for Children

San Diego Organizations Offering Peer Friendship and Mentorship for Children

All kids need a buddy. Two San Diego County organizations provide awesome peer friendship and mentorship opportunities for children of nearly every age and stage. Learn how to get your kids involved. Little League Challenger Division Nearly a dozen Little League programs throughout the San…

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Kids’ Self Esteem Increases with Physical Activities

Kids’ Self Esteem Increases with Physical Activities

Strutting Their Stuff   We all know that involving our kids in team sports helps keep them physically fit—but what about the mental health benefits? Team sports and dance classes are just as much about communication as they are about fitness. These families demonstrate how…

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Prepare Your Child with Special Needs for Success in School

Prepare Your Child with Special Needs for Success in School

The beginning of the school year brings new transitions and the fears that can accompany them. A child’s cognitive or speech delay can add to the difficulty if he cannot adequately express his needs. Luckily, there are some simple steps that can be taken to…

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5 Things to Know about Parents of Children with Special Needs

5 Things to Know about Parents of Children with Special Needs

Five things to know about parents of children with special needs and how you can support them! My husband and I adopted our daughter when she was nine years old. She has a long list of mental health diagnoses. We quickly discovered that parenting a child…

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