special needs parents
"[I]t’s not OK to leave someone out because of their disability, race, or gender."
If the answer is "yes," then the next question these schools need to ask themselves is, "How are we going to fix it?" I'm
These meetings can be stressful and for many parents navigating the world of special education is difficult. Below are some tips that might help your child's meeting go a little more smoothly!
For fun I count how many times they say "Mama" while I prepare a meal they'll never eat. At 29, I quit counting.
The series is titled 'Defined by Our Hearts.'
For parents of a child diagnosed with a life altering condition, there is no greater hope than someone who lives a life of passion and purpose in spite of a disability. For a host of parents Kyle Bryant has been that someone.
Guardianship may be necessary, but it is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do for Caleb. It boils down to petitioning the court to acknowledge that he is an incapacitated person. It is effectively taking away his right to make his own decisions, and that is a very sad process.
Without you, autism awareness is an exclamation without a point, or a balloon without enough air. It is lacking. Because without you, the breathtakingly unusual person in your life would simply drift -- it is you who keeps him or her or them afloat and buoyant.
Some days are going to be tough. You are going to fall into bed at the end of them and be amazed that you survived! But you will survive those days, and there will be so many wonderful, happy, love-filled days that will far outnumber the tough ones in the end.
So, for new parents of special needs kids, I'll just say that an afternoon nap may be enticing, elusive and, very likely, not in the cards. Please do not bemoan this reality. It's something to work towards as there's nothing wrong with stealing a nap wherever and whenever time/life permits. I