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Parenting a Child with ADHD: One Parent’s Journey

Parenting a Child with ADHD: One Parent’s Journey

Parents of children with special needs often struggle with support of others, finding reliable information about options and moving through the grief of parenting a “less than perfect” child. Here is our experience with our son with ADHD. Imagine arriving in a different destination other…

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6 Tips for Your Family Photo Shoot

6 Tips for Your Family Photo Shoot

When you have a child with special needs, a family photo session can present unique challenges. Cara Koscinski, occupational therapist and book author, shares tips for success at your next family photo shoot. 1. Plan ahead. Schedule your session at a time of day when…

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Fun and Therapeutic Water Play for Children with Special Needs

Fun and Therapeutic Water Play for Children with Special Needs

Since play is the main way a child learns, giving your child aquatic tasks designed with play in mind can be both fun and therapeutic. The benefits of aquatic therapy for children with autism, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, and other physical and developmental disabilities are…

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Capability Ranch: An Activities Center for Families with Special Needs

Capability Ranch: An Activities Center for Families with Special Needs

Capability Ranch – An activities center for families with special needs Capability Ranch offers a perfect combination of nature, comfort and serenity. Located in rural Ramona, this newly opened activities and events center welcomes youth and young adults with developmental delays to explore their creative talents…

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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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Information and Resources for College Students with Disabilities

Information and Resources for College Students with Disabilities

Explore the We Connect Now website which was developed to integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community and give them an outlet to address important issues with particular emphasis on access to higher education and employment. One of the goals of this site is to help college students with…

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Inclusion Camps: Questions to Ask

Inclusion Camps: Questions to Ask

One of the benefits of a special needs camp is that kids can share experiences with others who have similar challenges.  While camps designed for specific needs offer very specialized care, some families would prefer to attend a traditional camp that caters to all children….

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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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