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5 Ways Nature Benefits Children with Special Needs

5 Ways Nature Benefits Children with Special Needs

1. Nature is restorative. Horticulture therapists may be the first to tell you that the natural world provides a reduction in stress and an overall healing environment. Vertical and table gardens are great for those in wheelchairs, and even one colorful hanging basket can become…

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Big Red Safety Box from the National Autism Association

Big Red Safety Box from the National Autism Association

The National Autism Association (NAA) has created a safety toolkit called the Big Red Safety Box for families as part of as part of their continuing efforts to prevent wandering-related injuries and deaths in the autism community. Included in the Big Red Safety Box are…

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6 Ways to Prevent Wandering-Related Incidents

6 Ways to Prevent Wandering-Related Incidents

Every child throws caution to the wind, discovering her world. She explores, touches, tastes and climbs, using her inquisitive nature in ways that have worried parents for centuries. Parents of children with special needs know a deeper worry. Their children tend to have more accidents….

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5 Ways to Focus on Your Child’s Positive Traits

5 Ways to Focus on Your Child’s Positive Traits

5 Ways to Focus on Your Child’s Positive Traits I spend a-lot of time and effort with my two boys who have special needs, working on what doesn’t come naturally so they can have what I feel will be a better life. I was recently…

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A Night To Remember Prom Needs Honored Guests

A Night To Remember Prom Needs Honored Guests

A Night to Remember is a FREE Prom honoring students with Speical Needs ages 15-22. It’s more than a Prom… it’s an experience!  Honored Guests get their hair/make-up done, ride in limos and walk down the Red Carpet complete with paparazzi before entering the dance/dinner….

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Diabetes: Do Not Let Symptoms Go Unchecked

Diabetes: Do Not Let Symptoms Go Unchecked

Seven million people develop Diabetes every year. Type I Diabetes can strike people of any age, even babies, so if your child has any of the symptoms listed below, seek medical attention. Type I Diabetes Type I Diabetes is an autoimmune disease whose cause is…

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Happy Holiday Hints for Children with Special Needs

Happy Holiday Hints for Children with Special Needs

Holidays bring joy that warms the hearts of many. For those of us who have children with special needs, the holidays take on an entirely new dimension. Like everyone, we have shopping, cooking, decorating and preparation. However, there are steps we must take to ready…

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Places to Find Free Equipment and Devices for Families with Special Needs

Places to Find Free Equipment and Devices for Families with Special Needs

Looking for help?  Here’s a list of companies that can help families get needed items such as rehabilitation equipment, assistive devices and healthcare related supplies: Opportunity to Receive a New Wheelchair! The Darrell Gwynn Foundation would like to identify individuals in Southern California who are facing medical and…

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Nominate a San Diego Family for a Kids Room Makeover

Nominate a San Diego Family for a Kids Room Makeover

Cecily’s Closet is a local non-profit that helps those with special needs by recycling durable medical goods, providing free belly bands for those with G or J tube feeds, as well as room makeovers for kids who spend a significant amount of time in their rooms do to…

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Safeguard Your Child Against Wandering

Safeguard Your Child Against Wandering

Wandering is often a concern with children with social communication disorders or developmental delay. The walk to school, shopping at the mall, and large scale social events like county fairs and community clean up days provide ample opportunities for kids to wander from parents; and…

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