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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

Sylvia Phillip’s Special Needs Resolution: Enjoy the Moment

Welcome to the final installment of Different Dream’s 2014 special needs New Year’s Resolution series. Guest blogger Sylvia Phillips winds things up by looking to the future and at the moment in her list of resolutions. My New Year’s Resolution I have never before really thought about actually putting into writing a New Year resolution before. Mostly  because I didn’t want to obligate... read more

Amy Stout’s Special Needs Resolution: Never Forget

Different Dream’s 2014 special needs New Year’s Resolution continues with a contribution from guest blogger Amy Stout. Her resolution is…never forget. A New Years Resolution: Never Forget As a rule, I am not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I try very hard to not tie myself down to deadlines, lock myself into long-term commitments or things that will add stress to my life. Even so, I... read more

Becky Hallberg’s Special Needs Resolution: Trust

Is January really half over? It must be true, since today’s guest post from Becky Hallberg marks the halfway point through Different Dream’s 2014 special needs resolution series. Here’s what she has to say about her resolution for 2014. Trust As the parent of a special needs child, I have to trust a lot of other people with various aspects of his care. Some of those include his... read more
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