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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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Celebrate Jasmine’s Bunting Company

Celebrate Jasmine’s Bunting Company

Jasmine’s Bunting Co. (JBC) helps set the mood for festive birthday parties, baby showers and holidays with colorful, customized, flag-style banners. While JBC produces a distinctive end product, the core of this Encinitas-based business involves something even more unique than the charming handmade décor. JBC…

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Thank You Mission Federal Credit Union!

Thank You Mission Federal Credit Union!

The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego would like to thank Mission Federal Credit Union for its generous charitable donation of $1,000. The support from Mission Federal Credit Union will allow us to move forward with our mission of helping parents in the special needs community overcome challenges by bringing people,…

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The Best Gifts for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

The Best Gifts for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Gifts can be tricky for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), like my son Dylan. Sure, they like all the same things that other kids do, but when their world already seems overwhelming, a calming sensory-activity toy is really what they crave. Think simple. Check…

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Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

Bouncy Bands For Desks $12.95; for Chairs $11.95 BouncyBands.com Designed to install quickly and allow children a way to bounce their feet and stretch their legs while they work quietly in class. Teachers love how they help students release their extra energy, anxiety, frustration and just…

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Managing Your Child’s Health at School

Managing Your Child’s Health at School

When a child has a chronic health condition, daily living can be a challenge. Managing that condition while he is in school can cause even more anxiety for parents. Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health statistics reveals one in five children ages 6–17 has some…

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Special Circumstances: Does this Sound Familiar? You are Not Alone.

Special Circumstances: Does this Sound Familiar? You are Not Alone.

From the moment that wriggling, wailing, beautiful bundle was placed in your arms, you knew your child was special. But the word “special” assumes a new dimension when it is paired with the word “needs.” Special needs. All children have needs, but some children’s needs…

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10 Halloween Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

10 Halloween Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Halloween is an exciting holiday for kids, but it may offer certain challenges for children with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparation and planning can help you stay stress-free. Whether this is your child’s first Halloween or not, here are some tips every parent and caregiver…

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Dysgraphia: Make Sure Your Child has the Write Stuff to Succeed at School

Dysgraphia: Make Sure Your Child has the Write Stuff to Succeed at School

Does your child avoid homework or become distressed when homework involves printing or writing? Does he have an awkward pencil grasp? Is his printing or handwriting difficult to decipher? Can he communicate his ideas verbally but struggles to organize thoughts on paper? If any of…

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How to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs

How to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs

Carol Foulke M.S. is a retired speech/language pathologist with more than 30 years experience in a public school setting who served elementary through high school students. I asked her the following questions: From your perspective, what makes a parent an effective advocate for her child?…

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