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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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Food, Special Needs

A Special Valentine’s for a Special Girl

I'll be honest with you, I've never really put much thought into celebrating…

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10 Facts About Epilepsy

What you may not know about epilespy

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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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Art Therapy for People With Special Needs

Art therapy is not just an arts and crafts class!

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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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Preparing Special Needs Kids for Life Without Their Parents

For parents of a special needs kid, thinking about that unavoidable time in the future…

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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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What if…

Though I'm not the sort of person who obsesses over circumstances that I have…

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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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A Special Needs Day Out

Spring has finally arrived here in upstate New York and one of our favorite spring…

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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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Top Tips for Summer Barbecue and Food Safety

If you're anything at all like me, when you think of summer, visions of delicious…

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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 Porn

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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What exactly is Down Syndrome?

I was forty three years old when I was expecting my ninth child!

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Happy Special Needs Halloween

It's October and autumn's display of natural color changing beauty is in…

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The Controversy of ADHD

In 1937 Psychiatrist, Dr. Charles Bradley discovered, quite by accident, when attempting…

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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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We’re Going Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  When my daughter, Bethany was…

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The Importance of Advocating for Our Loved Ones With Special Needs

Unless it effects them in some sort of personal way, the general public doesn’t…

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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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