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Telina Knight

Cooper's mum

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How Would You React to a Late Christmas Present?

  Each Christmas since Cooper was born has been quite an event for our little…

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Five Ways to Improve Communication Between You and Your Child’s Doctor

Ah, doctors. They literally save lives, but for many, communication between patient…

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What has 2014 taught me about my son, his delays, and myself?

It was in October 2013 when Cooper was officially diagnosed with developmental delays.…

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Why the Arts Matter for Special Needs

The Arts—music, acting, dancing, painting, drawing, even writing—have…

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Six New Year’s Resolutions for Parents of Special Needs Children

The holidays are here, which means a new year is right around the corner, and a new…

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Financial Support for Special Needs Families in the US

The holiday season is upon us, and for many, it’s a season of giving. However,…

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‘Tis the Spirit for Giving: 5 US Organizations That Help Special Needs Children and Their Families

We’ve shared several resources to help those struggling to make ends meet this…

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Surviving Kindergarten: The End of a Semester

For the first time since the very first test in September, Cooper finally passed…

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Where to Find Financial Help this Christmas

Christmas is supposed to be the most joyous time of year, but for parents struggling…

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Disney Disappoints the Special Needs Community

I am Sam. Rain Man. Forrest Gump. Radio. Temple Grandin. What’s Eating Gilbert…

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Surviving Kindergarten: Assessment Woes

As Cooper’s first semester as a kindergartener draws to a close, a new worry…

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Alternative Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Not all kids like the traditional toys most children are requesting this holiday…

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Four Books to Put on YOUR Wish List

We’ve talked about toys and alternative gifts for children with special needs.…

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The Christmas Masterplan for Special Needs Families

Need a few pointers on how to get through the holiday season with little to no new…

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Why Seeing Less of Your Family This Christmas Might Be a Good Idea

Ah, the holidays. A joyful time of year to spend celebrating with family and friends…

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9 Fantastic Online Stores to Find Toys for Special Needs Kids

Holiday shopping is always a gamble when it comes to finding the right gifts for…

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Surviving Holidays with Special Needs Children

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, with Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa following…

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Extra Potty-Training Tips For Parents of Developmentally-Delayed Kids

Potty-training. That word combination literally gives all parents of young children…

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Four Books That Teach Other Children About Disabilities

Sometimes, we simply don't have the right words to explain difficult subjects…

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Three Ways To Tackle Feeding Problems in Kids with Disabilities

Dinner time with young children can be a challenge for all parents, especially those…

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Learning to Be Thankful for My Special Child

He doesn't ride bikes like most boys his age. He's at the bottom of his class…

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Five Skill-Building and Early-Learning Apps for Kids with Special Needs

With more than 300,000 apps for smartphones and tablets, there's an app out there…

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Three Novels Every Parent of Special Needs Children Should Read

If you're like me, reading is an escape but also a learning experience. There's…

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Surviving Kindergarten: My Son Will Never Be A Failure

I've said time and time again that for kids with special needs, developmental…

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Tips for Positively Disciplining Special Needs Children

While disciplining your child is difficult for all parents, those with special needs…

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Halloween and Special Needs Children: Making the Day SPOOKTACULAR for Everyone

Halloween. It's probably the most fun day of the year for most folks. Many Halloween-lovin'…

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Mio figlio non ha nulla che non va

“Che c'è che non va in lui?” Odio questa domanda. Implica…

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Es ist nichts „falsch“ an meinem Sohn

„Was ist denn mit ihm?“ Ich hasse diese Frage. Sie impliziert, dass die…

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Não há nada de “Errado” com o meu Filho

"O que há de errado com ele?" Detesto esta pergunta. Isso implica…

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Il n’y a Rien De « Bizarre » Avec Mon fils

“¿Qué le pasa?” Odio esa pregunta. Implica que las necesidades…

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