parenting a special needs child

5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids With Special Needs

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For kids with special needs, video games can offer opportunities to practice everything from communication skills to organization.

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Device Hacks For Kids With Special Needs

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Eight ideas to make your device more usable for kids with special needs.

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How Walk-It-Off Culture Delayed My Autism Diagnosis  

Growing up I thought autism was just for folks like Rain Man.

Growing up I thought autism was just for folks like Rain Man, but my friends helped me realize that autism is a spectrum.

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Things Well-Meaning Adults Say To My Autistic Child

I am proud of the fact that I pushed and continued to push for her autism evaluation, as this is where all the validation in the world has erased the sting of judgment from strangers.

People should stop assuming things about my autistic child.

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Being A Voice For My Daughter's Autism 

“Is autism my super power?” she asked me, giggling.

“Is autism my super power?” she asked me, giggling.

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I Have A Special Needs Child; Should I Have A Baby? 

There's a part of me wondering if having one more child might be a little selfish.

I’ve always wanted four children. I’m not sure why. What is really giving me pause is the fact that my second child, Giovanni, 8, is special needs. It’s difficult and expensive. We have no idea how his life is going to be and how best to help him. Add to that my “extra needs” first child Philip, 12, whose food allergies guaranteed his first few years of life were as terrifying as possible. And still I want another child.

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9 Tips For A HAPPY Marriage While Parenting A Special Needs Child

In times of stress, we often keep everything bottled up inside until it explodes out over the slightest disagreement. But this approach won't work if you want your marriage to survive and thrive.

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