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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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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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