Has Your Child Been Stigmatized? Why Labels Hurt at School

The idea behind the word “stigma” leaves a painful scar–labels stick. As kids get older all that “nice-nice treat others with respect” goes right out the window once those same students transition to middle school. Sorry but your kidlet who is integrated into the regular classroom will get bullied. If I sound a bit flippant about this, I don’t mean to be. Consequently, this is not about respecting other classmates or what should happen at […]

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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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Why People in Wheelchairs Can Only Shop Online During the Holidays

Holiday shopping is in full swing and the malls are jam-packed with eager holiday shoppers. Santa is in town and there are plenty of great deals available. But there are some people who are not able to enjoy the shopping this time of year and it has nothing to do with their finances. While holiday shopping online is more convenient, and less stressful for many, shopping in  malls is a fun, joyous, and entertaining pastime […]

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December 2017 Disability Awareness Information

Please see the awareness opportunities for the special needs community throughout December. Guidance and support are available on the websites below. Parents should contact these  organizations directly for more information. Special Education Day –  December 2 International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3

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An Individual Education Plan (IEP) Is Like a Fast Moving Game

Parents whose children have an IEP understand the dilemma of taking sides. Many parents are adamant about what they want for their child, yet fail to discuss the needs and wants of their opponent, albeit, the teachers. Of course not…it wouldn’t be a game then, right? Sports teams don’t care one bit what the other team needs because both teams are there to win. Just like any sports team, both parents and teachers have a plan for success. […]

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