Tag Archives: special needs

How to be your child’s best advocate

You think your child is unwell or may have a developmental delay, or a learning disability – but you’re having difficulty navigating the system to get a diagnosis and a plan. You’re feeling frustrated, worried and scared. Our story When … Continue reading

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How to talk about disabilities with kids

Just before turning one, I lost my hearing and don’t remember being any other way. My life (to me, anyway) is normal. There are plenty of modifications that I need and use. I wear a hearing aid in one ear … Continue reading

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Preparation! The key to a positive camp experience for your child with special needs.

Deciding on the right camp for your child with special needs is the first step to having a positive camp experience.  Now that you have done your research and selected the perfect camp, what’s next?  How can you prepare your … Continue reading

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Being heard through a touch screen

A couple months ago I wrote a blog post about babies and toddlers playing with touch screens and suggested that we as parents should consider limiting our kids’ overall screen time. For one thing, it certainly seems that the various … Continue reading

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Sleep away camp – Are you and your kids ready?

An image of summer camp like this one  gets me all the time. The kids are smiling and hugging, and you just sense they are loving every second of their time away from home. Perhaps these types of images and memories are … Continue reading

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What about the siblings of a child with special needs?

My colleague Cynthia wrote a great post about sibling rivalry (check it out here), and this line really resonated with me: “Children don’t need to be treated equally. They need to be treated uniquely.”

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Rebellious Behaviour from an Adolescent with a Developmental Disability

“I don’t want to go to summer camp this year! I hate summer camp!  You can’t make me go!”  The frustrated and confused mother can’t understand why her 15-year old daughter is being so difficult.  She has gone every other year.  … Continue reading

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