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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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