10 Things every parent of a child with special needs should know

1. You are not alone: There may not be anyone else with the same constellation of symptoms as your child but there are people with similar challenges. Find those people. I have never met anyone with these same challenges as my kid but I have a strong network within each separate diagnosis. I have made wonderful friends and have found—and I hope provided—a great deal of support within each of these....

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Rethinking Public School

As a Public-School teacher, I never thought I’d be saying…. I’m rethinking Public School Education for my son.I am 41 years old and I cannot figure out 3rd grade common core math. I know I am not a genius when it comes to math, however one would think I should be able to figure out how to work out 3rd grade math problems!  As an educator, I understand and can appreciate rigorous academic assignments because I see it’s benefits....

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Balancing Me

As a mom of a child with Autism it is very easy to pour everything you have into your child. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that just as long as you are not neglecting yourself. My son is 8 years old and for the first time I’m putting myself first!....

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Good Grief

There are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Although I did not lose my son to a physical death, (thank God) I still had to grieve the son I thought I was supposed to have.....

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