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Faith, Hope and Love

My family has been through the tragedy, trials and ultimate triumph over childhood brain cancer. My daughter Bethany, underwent emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor in 2000 and has since been diagnosed with multiple permanent debilitating disabilities. Now more than ever before, life is a daily exercise in tolerance, patience, unconditional love, faith and reliance on God.

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How a Trip to the Carousel Taught this Special Needs Mom a Profound Life Lesson

My 18 year old daughter, Bethany has quite a few special needs, all stemming from…

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Music and Movement for Children and Adults with Special Needs!

I began researching the benefits of music and movement for my own daughter whose…

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A Day in the Life of a Special Needs Mom and Dad

The plan for the day was to get a few legal documents signed, notarized and filed…

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Sports Opportunities for People With Special Needs

Most people enjoy spending some of their leisure time after a hard day’s work,…

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Special Clothing for Special People

Children and adults with special needs sometimes find conventional clothing difficult…

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Keeping Kids With Special Needs Safe

Keeping our children safe becomes a top priority for parents even while they are…

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Five Nutritional Challenges of Special Needs Children

Parents of children with special needs often battle with the overwhelming feeding…

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Inspirational Quotes for the Special Needs Parent!

As the parent of a daughter who lives with multiple disabilities caused by brain…

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How to be a Great Friend to a Special Needs Parent

For parents of children with disabilities or chronic illnesses, life can be…

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Nighty Night: Getting Our Special Needs Kids to Sleep

I could be wrong, but it seems to me that individuals with special needs, especially…

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Fun Summer Break Activities for Special Needs Kids

Like it or not, in most areas, the long summer break from school is just a few short…

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Do you know what ‘ableism’ means?

As the parent of a daughter with multiple disabilities, I am gravely concerned about…

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The Exploitation of People With Disabilities and Inspiration

We’ve all seen those feel-good memes floating around on the Internet depicting…

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Raising kids with special needs: More than a meltdown

​Some individuals with special needs battle with some very difficult challenges,…

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Disability and a throwaway culture

​We live in a society full of people who tend to throw away whatever they become…

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7 Things to do When Planning Your Special Needs Child’s Future

​Here are my 7 suggestion for things to do when planning for your disabled child's…

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Life Skills Goals For Independent Living: Computer Skills

It was way back in 1996 that my family had finally saved up enough money to buy our…

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Life Skills Goals For Independent Living Part Two: First Steps

It is with a spirit of love, dignity, respect, inclusion, and the belief that all…

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Teaching Life Skills for Independent Living Part 1

Sadly, not very long ago parents were often pressured into handing over the care…

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Dangerous and Annoying Epilepsy Misconceptions

It's hard to believe in this Age of Information that there could still be so…

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Charlotte’s Web: Medical Marijuana

When I began pleading with people to join me in the fight for my daughter, Bethany’s…

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5 Things this Special Needs Mom Will Never Say

This illness has been a blessing in disguise - It is my opinion that no parent…

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Disabilities and Illnesses With No Name

Your child is presenting with a set of odd symptoms, or features that are interfering…

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What I Want the World to be Know in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

I want to world to know that although it’s not without its challenges, an autism…

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Learning to Live With my Child’s Chronic Illness

One of the hardest things for me to to deal with when my daughter was first diagnosed…

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Disciplining Children With Special Needs

When my daughter, Bethany was two years old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.…

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The importance of Friendships and Social Opportunities for Children With Special Needs

Humans are social creatures!  We all needs friends and opportunities to socialize…

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The Positive Side of My Daughter’s Disability

Unfortunately for me, (and probably for those with whom I live) I come from a long…

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Sometimes I feel like a Wishy Washy Special Needs Mom

As a special needs parent I often make important decisions on behalf of my daughter,…

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Educational Games and Activities for Visual and Tactile Learners

Many individuals who have autism or other special needs are visual and tactile learners,…

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