Everything You Wanted to Know About Why You Can’t Get Your Kid Help

I say it all the time, “Unless you are walking the walk and talking the talk,” then you have no idea what parents of a child with a disability, who learn differently, or has special needs, are going through. People can use any “child-first” language they want; it won’t change a thing. While there is nothing inherently wrong with people spreading their opinions, it’s just the way it is. But truth be told, I’m really […]

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Holiday Breaks Stay The Same For Special Families

We love our children, all of our children. We love them in different ways, but the feelings about how we raise each of them will vary. Each individual has their own “game-plan.” Raising a child who has a disability requires hands on all the time–even on Christmas and holiday breaks. Unfortunately, holiday plans don’t get any easier. Sometimes, public transportation is avoided as well as are crowded stores and even church. Things are the same, […]

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May Disabilities Awareness Days

Lots of diseases and conditions to support this month.  Help spread awareness and support these great causes.  Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Better Hearing and Speech Month Cancer Research Month Celiac Awareness Month Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month Lupus Awareness Month Mental Health Month Neurofibromatosis Month May 17 NF Awareness Day Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month Williams Syndrome Awareness Month Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day  May 4  National School Nurse Day May 10  Cornelia […]

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So I’m A Terrible Parent–What’s Your Excuse? How Societal Norms Prevent Parent’s From Connecting With Each Other

This morning in my inbox, I was greeted with an email from an acquaintance who alluded to the fact that perhaps through social media my kidlet might need some positive influences which should come in the form of another teenager. Oh yes, good idea, that should work! Totally dumbfounded as I have not spoken with this person in months, I moved forward and checked it off as a parent who was in desperate need of […]

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Teens and Jobs: Reasons For Disclosing Or Not Disclosing A Disability To Your Employer

Ready, Willing, and Able It is hard enough for anyone to get a job, not to mention someone who has never had a job before. Or worse, a teenager who has never worked before and who has a disability; a double whammy. For a person with a disability, answering that “scary” question on the application can seem like doomsday. By checking, “Yes, I have a disability,” the odds are one would not get the job […]

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