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It is possible! Tips for traveling with kids who have special needs

With the school break coming up fast, many families are preparing to travel. When you have a child with special needs, or even a child who struggles with transitions, you know there’s more to consider than just packing clothes for … Continue reading

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Autism spectrum disorder and wandering: A parent’s biggest worry

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Cindy, the mom of a four-year-old boy named Christopher.  Christopher has autism spectrum disorder.   I was listening to Cindy describe her daily routine and her story really opened my eyes to the … Continue reading

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Light it up BLUE for Autism Awareness!

Our differences. Our traits, beliefs, preferences, abilities, frailties, exceptionalities – all of it. These are the things that make the world go ‘round. Dr. Temple Grandin, who quite famously uttered the words “I am different, not less” knew what she … Continue reading

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Letter to parents about vaccinations and Halton’s measles outbreak

Dear Parent or Caregiver, As I write this there have been six reported cases of measles in Halton Region. These six people, in the time they were infected to before they realized they had measles, have also been in contact with hundreds of other … Continue reading

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