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Summer Camps and Programs Certified to Care for Children with Special Needs

Summer Camps and Programs Certified to Care for Children with Special Needs

Summer camps allow kids to participate in activities they love or try something new.  Listed below are 7 camps that are companies certified to care for children with special needs.  Please make sure to verify certifications are up to date.  Happy Camping! San Diego Natural History Museum…

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Defining Success in Parenting – No Matter How Special Your Kids Are

Defining Success in Parenting – No Matter How Special Your Kids Are

Defining success in parenting is crucial to knowing where you are going and when you have arrived, particularly for those of us with kids on the autism spectrum. Rather than thinking of success as some elusive aspiration, I’ve learned to break it into smaller definitive…

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Book Reviews for Families with Special Needs

Book Reviews for Families with Special Needs

Kids of all abilities have similar experiences, dentist appointments, school projects and sports, how they manage the process can be different and require more care. We’ve reviewed several books for kids with special needs and the parents and professionals working with them. GEMINA, The Crooked-Neck…

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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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