My Daughter’s Ready to Leave – I’m Not

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Special Needs

Residential Challenges for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Disclaimer – I have a material and/or financial connection because I received a gift, sample of a product and/or compensation for consideration in preparing to write this content. All opinions stated within are my own. When you’re the parent of a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) there are a lot of fears that […]

Planning a family vacation with a special needs child

For any mom, trying to coordinate family vacations can be stressful. For those of us who are trying to coordinate a vacation that includes our neuro-typical children as well as our special needs’ child, (not to mention our spouses and older parents with disabilities) that task can be overwhelming. The National Autism Network, has provided […]

Support for caregivers – my new mission as a blogger

This morning I woke up with the certain knowledge that I will be a caregiver for the rest of my life for my husband and son. It’s not like I didn’t see this coming. My husband has Primary Progressive MS – a diagnosis he received 4 weeks after we were married two years ago. But […]

Housing Adults with Autism – The Challenges

Autism Speaks is conducting survey to learn more Every parent of a child with special needs worries about the future.  I constantly think about where my son, who is intellectually disabled, will live when he becomes and adult.  Not only do I worry about finding the appropriate living situation but how we’ll be able to […]

For Our Children With Autism and Other Special Needs, What Does the Future Hold?

I’m told my son is not on the autism spectrum, but in my mind that doesn’t matter. World Autism Awareness Day is equally as important to me whether he is or not. I might never find the exact “label” for my son but, just like so many parents with a special needs child, I worry […]

My bragging list as the mom of a special needs son

Most moms of neuro-typical 14 year-olds are starting to think about them getting their  driver’s license and dating.  For the moms of many special needs kids, these rights of passage are a long way off and might not ever occur.  Every mom is proud of the accomplishments of their kids and bragging rights are expected. But […]

Community Awareness of Autism Must Grow

April has been designated as National Autism Awareness Month but, with the recent report from the Centers For Disease Control that every 1 in 88 kids is now diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), spotlighting this disability one month out of the year is certainly not enough. Here are the new statistics: The diagnosis […]

Sensory friendly fitness path to be unveiled at Waveny Park in New Canaan, CT

October 15, 2011:  Saturday, 9:00am. SPED*NET New Canaan and New Balance Fitness Area Dedication and Ribbon Cutting ceremony.  Location: Waveny Park, New Canaan across from the mansion. This is a sensory friendly fitness path built for everyone in the entire community, designed with the needs of individuals with Autism in mind. Celebrate our project that […]