Tag: Special needs

Transitioning from the school year to summer

Transitioning from the school year to summer

If your child has special needs, the transition from the structure of the school year to that of a summer schedule can be very difficult. Even if your ...
Help improve health policies where you live

Help improve health policies where you live

Do you live in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota or American Samoa? Have you had difficulties getting health ...
Getting guilt-free time off

Getting guilt-free time off

Few parents can afford the kind of support or home care that would truly provide the respite you need to recharge your batteries. Therefore, you need ...
January – a time to get your child’s records organized

January – a time to get your child’s records organized

If you have a child with special needs, you will find that you collect enough reports, medical statements, doctor’s notes, school IEPs or 504s, and a ...
January – doldrums? extra struggles?

January – doldrums? extra struggles?

No matter how you slice it, January always seems to be a tough month for people. After the holidays, it is hard to get back into the old routine. Some ...
Holidays & your child with special needs- tips for the NICU, visiting Santa, dinners & traveling

Holidays & your child with special needs- tips for the NICU, visiting Santa, dinners & traveling

From spending holidays in the NICU, finding developmentally appropriate toys, eating at Grandma's house (without a meltdown!), to visiting Santa in a ...
Prematurity, learning disabilities, and ADHD

Prematurity, learning disabilities, and ADHD

Premature birth is a leading cause of lasting childhood disabilities. October is Learning Disabilities and ADHD Awareness Month - a good time to becom ...
March of Dimes NICU Family Support® program offers services to thousands of families every year

March of Dimes NICU Family Support® program offers services to thousands of families every year

Now in its 14th year, this unique program offers comfort, support and information to families who have a baby in the NICU (neonatal intensive care uni ...
Kids with special needs head back to school

Kids with special needs head back to school

The start of school is an exciting time for most children and their parents. Many children with special needs eagerly anticipate the start of a new sc ...
Tips for family travel with your child with special needs

Tips for family travel with your child with special needs

It is the end of July already, and many summer programs or camps are beginning to wind down. Some families like to take a few days or more to spend to ...