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Telina Knight

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A Mi Hijo No Le Pasa Nada Malo

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

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Three Fantastically Awesome Children’s Books that Explain Special Needs to Other Kids

As a writer, I'm a pretty big believer in books. Since Cooper's delays are…

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Halloween Costume Ideas for Children with Special Needs

Halloween is supposed to be a fun time for everyone. For kids with certain special…

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Three Books That Encourage Children with Special Needs

Have I mentioned how much I like books? Reading has always been an outlet and form…

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Three Books That Helped Me Be A Parent to a Child with Special Needs

Today, I'm sharing three books I've recently read written for parents of…

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More Thoughts From a Special Needs Father

In my last blog, I asked my husband, Cooper's dad to share his views on Cooper's…

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Surviving Kindergarten: Questions For a Father of a Kid With a Disability

You've read my thoughts, concerns, fears, and random ramblings about my son,…

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Three Things Every Parent Should Know About Special Education Programs

With all the hoopla surrounding Cooper's entry into kindergarten and the implementation…

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How Jeff Healey Helped My Husband and Me Embrace Our Son’s Special Needs

If you were around during the 80's and early 90's, you're probably familiar…

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Our Son’s Condition Won’t Stop Us Having Another Beautiful Child

Recently, I visited my ob-gyn for an annual check-up and also to have my IUD, which…

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Surviving Kindergarten: Test Scores Are In

If you've been keeping up with Surviving Kindergarten, you know that Cooper recently…

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Surviving Kindergarten: Was NOT Putting My Child in a Special Ed Classroom a Mistake?

I've shared in my previous SK blogs how difficult the first few weeks of kindergarten…

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Never Put Off Talking to Family and Friends about Your Child’s Special Needs

“He looks normal to me,” my brother, Tony, said to me in a conversation…

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Surviving Kindergarten: Avoiding Another Spanking

We are now nearing TWO MONTHS into the school year! I can't believe how fast…

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Special Needs Education: Clever Tasks All Kids Can Benefit From

Children who are in special education classrooms don't always perform well academically,…

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Surviving Kindergarten: Know Your Rights

In the second Surviving Kindergarten blog, I talked about my concerns over Cooper's…

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There’s Nothing ‘Wrong’ with My Son

“What's wrong with him?” I hate that question. It implies that my…

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Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner: The Woes of Disciplining Your Special Needs Child

My least favorite part of parenting is disciplining Cooper. I'm sure it's…

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What Can We Do About Disability Blues?

Some of us learn before our children are born that they will be born special. Others…

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Defying Stigmas

“Is he slow?”  “He's delayed? You're just not working…

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The Homework Blues

Homework. That word really makes me cringe. To me, it's equivalent to phrases…

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