Take Time to Read the Day Away

August 9th celebrated National Book Lovers Day and promotes a day of reading for those who love to read. Readers were encouraged to find their favorite reading place, a good book and to read the day away. Reading is something I enjoyed since I learned how to read as a very little girl. The family dinner […]

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Back-To-School: Re-establishing Routines

Summer can be hard for parents, especially for parents with children who have special needs. Finding activities that keep them busy while also being fun and productive can be challenging.  And without a daily routine, kids get used to an unstructured schedule or no schedule at all, which can make it difficult to get them […]

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How to Find the Perfect Pair of Kicks to Start the School Year

A fresh start to a school year is not complete without a brand new pair of shoes. Children need the best support as they are on their feet a large part of the day. Their shoes have to take them from the classroom to playground and so much more. This is especially true when a […]

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Health and Medical Benefits from the NASA Space Program

On July 20, 2019, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. Commander Neil Armstrong led a team of astronauts and carried the hopes of a nation on this tremendous expedition. I was very young when this important event occurred, but I grew up knowing Commander Armstrong’s name and how this […]

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Back to School: The Importance of the Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN)

As we approach the new school year and summer vacations are winding down, many of our children will complete annual visits to the physician, dentist, or specialist. In many cases, it is essential to obtain approval for medical services to ensure insurance coverage associated with the cost of their care. For more than ten years, […]

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Back to School: How to Prepare for a visit to the Ophthalmologist

A visit to the ophthalmologist is highly probable in the life of a child with special needs. Catherine was diagnosed with nystagmus right after birth. Her eyesmade involuntary, repetitive side to side movements. She visited a local pediatric ophthalmologist at a very young age to address this issue. During this challenge, I benefited from the […]

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Back to School: Six Tips to Help You Avoid a Stressful Start to the School Year

The new school year is only a few weeks away. I know we are in the middle of summer and our minds are not there yet. It’s been so nice for our kiddos to enjoy a leisure morning with a little extra time to dive into fun activities. You can still relish the summer, but […]

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The Courage To Let Go, Part Two: Growth through New Experiences

SEEK Camp was a great success for Catherine. The excitement started on the first day where she went on her very first trail ride. She watched her sister ride for years, but was always afraid to get on a horse. There was no hesitation as she was not only able to ride but stayed on […]

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‘My Possibilities’ Creates Opportunities for Adults with Disabilities

From the moment Catherine was born, Merle and I contemplated her future and what would happen to her when we’re gone or can no longer care for her. We know Christina will always look out for her baby sister, but our dream for Catherine is for her to live on her own with a caretaker, […]

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The Courage To Let Go, Part One: Helping Your Special Needs Child Spread Her Wings

We were encouraged early on to promote a high level of independence for Catherine as this builds self-confidence and will help her transition into adulthood. This started early on where her teachers and therapists always recommended new and different activities. This is especially important now that she is a teenager. She longs for more and […]

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