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5 Special Needs Tips for a Happy Holiday

Guest blogger Sylvia Phillips knows that happy holidays aren’t a given for special needs families. In this post she shares 5 special needs tips for a happy holiday she has used successfully with her daughter, Bethany. They are yours to tweak so your Christmas season is as happy and blessed as it can possibly be. 5 Special Needs Tips for a Happy Holiday Many families with special needs members dread... read more

Scotty Hamilton Gives Hope to Kids with Special Needs

Scotty Hamilton is known to many as a figure skating commentator, most recently during the 2014 Winter Olympics. Anyone born in before 1975 also know him as the winner of Olympic gold in 1984. His fancy footwork was amazing and so was the back flip he did during exhibition skates after the championships. Even more amazing is Scotty Hamilton’s personal story, which he details in a YouTube video. It... read more

Top 10 Similarities Between Flight Delays and Special Needs Parenting

About a month ago, I was at Ronald Reagan National Airport waiting to board the airplane after a wonderful weekend at McLean Bible Church’s Accessibility Summit. But instead of announcing it was time to board, an airline official announce the flight had been canceled because of inabilility to assemble a flight crew. A few minutes later, the other passengers and I were lined up in front of the... read more

Great Bike Giveaway for Kids with Special Needs

Yup, the folks at Friendship Circle are hosting the Michaela Noam Kaplan Great Bike Giveaway for kids with special needs! The 2014 version begins today, March 3 at noon, and ends on March 25. They will be giving away bikes adapted to the needs of a wide variety of kids. Why Host the Great Bike Giveaway Contest This is a national contest that gives adaptive bikes to children with special needs. They... read more

Special Needs Conferences, Here We Come!

This winter’s been a long one, good for staying put. But spring will soon arrive, along with better weather. When it arrives it’ll be time to pack those bags and attend some special needs conferences guaranteed to encourage and inform parents and professionals in the special needs community. Here are three I’ll be attending: Iowa Foster and Adoptive Family Association (IFAPA) Conference... read more
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