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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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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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