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Places to Find Free Equipment and Devices for Families with Special Needs

Places to Find Free Equipment and Devices for Families with Special Needs

Looking for help?  Here’s a list of companies that can help families get needed items such as rehabilitation equipment, assistive devices and healthcare related supplies: Opportunity to Receive a New Wheelchair! The Darrell Gwynn Foundation would like to identify individuals in Southern California who are facing medical and…

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Nominate a San Diego Family for a Kids Room Makeover

Nominate a San Diego Family for a Kids Room Makeover

Cecily’s Closet is a local non-profit that helps those with special needs by recycling durable medical goods, providing free belly bands for those with G or J tube feeds, as well as room makeovers for kids who spend a significant amount of time in their rooms do to…

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Safeguard Your Child Against Wandering

Safeguard Your Child Against Wandering

Wandering is often a concern with children with social communication disorders or developmental delay. The walk to school, shopping at the mall, and large scale social events like county fairs and community clean up days provide ample opportunities for kids to wander from parents; and…

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San Diego Organizations Offering Peer Friendship and Mentorship for Children

San Diego Organizations Offering Peer Friendship and Mentorship for Children

All kids need a buddy. Two San Diego County organizations provide awesome peer friendship and mentorship opportunities for children of nearly every age and stage. Learn how to get your kids involved. Little League Challenger Division Nearly a dozen Little League programs throughout the San…

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Remodel Your Body While Supporting Autism Tree Project Foundation

Remodel Your Body While Supporting Autism Tree Project Foundation

The 12th Annual Addie’s Remodel Your Body Challenge is an 8 week fitness challenge open to San Diego residents looking to get in shape for a great cause! Start date: Sept 13. Body fat measurements 8:30am-10am at Addie’s Personal Training Studio. Boot Camps held Saturday at…

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Free Surf Camp for Kids with Special Needs

Free Surf Camp for Kids with Special Needs

As of July 21, 2014 available spots for this camp have been filled.  Please check back later to see if additional camps have been added.   Here’s something very cool for kids in our special needs community! A local non-profit, Surfing Madonna Oceans Project (mission: to fund local…

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Kids’ Self Esteem Increases with Physical Activities

Kids’ Self Esteem Increases with Physical Activities

Strutting Their Stuff   We all know that involving our kids in team sports helps keep them physically fit—but what about the mental health benefits? Team sports and dance classes are just as much about communication as they are about fitness. These families demonstrate how…

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Bring the Joy of Team Sports to Athletes of All Abilities

Bring the Joy of Team Sports to Athletes of All Abilities

Adaptive Sports – Bring the Joy of Team Sports to Athletes of All Abilities When Hunter Pochop was 3 years old, he was an introverted preschooler with spina bifida. During the past five years, Hunter, now 8, has flourished, thanks to his participation in the…

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Grant Sources for Families with Special Needs

Grant Sources for Families with Special Needs

Looking for help?  Here’s a list of Grants available to families with special needs.  Special thanks to the Kaufman Children’s Center and Itaalk.org for providing us with many of these resources. If you know of others, please send us an email at specialneeds@sandiegofamily.com Access for Athletes: Challenged Athletes Foundation— providing…

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Application Free Day at LEGOLAND for Kids with Disabilities

Application Free Day at LEGOLAND for Kids with Disabilities

This event is currently closed for submission   San Diego Down Syndrome shared this link with us! Application: Free Day at LEGOLAND for Kids with disabilities. San Diego Down Syndrome is all about kids and education.  They want to tell the world about these heroes that,…

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