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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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SNRFSD Earned a Bronze Star from GuideStar

SNRFSD Earned a Bronze Star from GuideStar

The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego is proud to announce that we recently achieved a bronze star from GuideStar.  GuideStar’s mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. Visit our page at http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/46-4543603/special-needs-resource-foundation-san-diego.aspx

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The Art of Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs

The Art of Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs

Parents are natural advocates for their children. We love our children, and we want the best for them. As a mother of four children, three with special needs, I know how important it is to advocate for my children. There is no one who will…

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