Tag: special needs

Swear All You Like, but Don’t Use the R-Word Around Me

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Every year on World Down Syndrome Day I text my friend, Lauren. She and I met when we were both very pregnant and working...

Siblings and Rivalry: When Your Brother Has Autism and it’s Not...

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"I wish I had autism" That's what my innocent, almost seven-year-old daughter told me when her sibling, my son, was newly diagnosed. My heart shattered...

Special Needs: Find the resources you need for your child

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Being the parent of a child with special needs is a lot like the first day of school. You never know what to expect,...

Adaptability For Your Child: Music and movement classes

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Let's be real here. As a the parent of a child with special needs, I have no illusions about how my child will participate...

How Our Son’s Autism Is Like Our Hike to Hanging Lake

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When our son was about to enter second grade, we decided to visit Glenwood Springs on a mini vacation. We were in the middle...