Life Lessons from My Mom

Mothers are simply the best and my mom tops my list as my first teacher, a loyal friend and a constant supporter. She mothered and cared for five children born over an eight year period. My siblings and I, and our own children, feel that her nurturing spirit revolves around each one of us individually. […]

Finding Your Way

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

2019 Mother’s Day Gift Guide Moms are simply the best ever and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you are looking for that special gift for that caregiver who gives her best to you or your loved one, take a look at our Mother’s Day Gift Guide. There are treats for the soul, […]

Resources and Guides

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A Delicate Balance: Caring for Aging Parents

Over the last few years, I’ve watched countless friends, college classmates and colleagues navigate through the maze of medical care for their aging parents. Some were aware of their parents’ ailments and could respond to their needs with ease. Others were plunged into a complete fog as they had very little knowledge of the medical […]

Finding Your Way

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April 2nd Is World Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and is a time for us all to go blue in an effort to “increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism.”  There are so many individuals out there that contribute to society in a number of ways and they just happen to have autism. Greta Thunberg is […]

In the News

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It’s Spring – Time to Clear Out Unused Medication!

Springtime not only signifies a change in weather. But, it’s also a time of year synonymous with deep cleaning of our homes. Many of us look upon it as a rite of passage to the next season or a chance to get organized. If you’re like me, you’ve had a mental checklist since Christmas of […]

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World Down Syndrome Day – Helping Individuals S.O.A.R.

March 21st isWorld Down Syndrome Day and I am absolutely in love with this year’s theme: “leave no one behind.” This day of global awareness is celebrated as a time to advocate for the inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Here’s how you can help individuals with Down syndrome S.O.A.R. Support your local Down syndrome organization with a […]

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Friends on the Block teaches the joy of reading

Friends on the Block holds a very special place in my heart, which is why it’s the Profiles of C.A.R.E. feature this month. As a research subject, Catherine participated in Jill Allor’s pilot reading study which elevated her reading levels and opened up a whole new world for her. I’m extremely happy that I have […]

Profiles of C.A.R.E.

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How to Choose Summer Camps for Special Needs Children

Summer is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about activities for your kiddos. Camp is always a fun option. Children can explore different interests, hone a specific skill or just simply have some good, old-fashioned fun. When we have little ones with special needs, we are often a little hesitant […]

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Our Feature on the Different Dream Blog

I’m excited to be featured on the Different Dream Blog! Thanks to Jolene Philo for allowing me to share the story of how I surrounded myself with the three friends I think every caregiver needs. The Different Dream blog provides advice, resources, and encouragement for parents of kids with special needs, as well as caregivers for […]

Supporting Caregivers

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Awareness in the Month of February

Awareness gives us the ability to be conscious of events and an opportunity to recognize outstanding efforts. February offers opportunities to build awareness and support for many causes that mean a great deal to my family. They are American Heart Month, Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (February 7-14) and Black History Month. As I look […]

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