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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Keep Your Child’s Reading Fresh over the summer

If you’re like me you are always looking for ways to keep your children engaged in reading over the summer months. More importantly, you don’t want them to lose too much ground while they are away from school. Catherine’s reading teacher, Kelly Kile at Notre Dame School of Dallas, sent a list of thirteen suggested […]

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Studio Movie Grill Makes The World A Better Place

Catherine loves going to the movies and we love watching them together as a family. Years ago, we discovered that Studio Movie Grill (“SMG”) offers Special Needs Screenings and we were ecstatic. Not only do they have these sensory-friendly screenings, they have so many other amazing outreach programs that they had to be a Profiles […]

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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, […]

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