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Special Needs Parents, Do Not Be Afraid

This month marks the first anniversary of the publication of Sun Shine Down, Gillian Marchenko’s transparent memoir. In it, she tells about coming to terms with her third daughter’s diagnosis of Down syndrome, and her slow and reluctant falling in love with her baby girl. Today’s guest post celebrates Gillian’s daughter, the anniversary of Sun Shine Down, and the faithful presence of God in our troubles.... read more

Different Dream Vlog Series: What Did I Do Wrong?

Thank you for visiting Different Dream, a website for parents of kids with special needs. I taught elementary school from 1978 until 2003 and still miss reading aloud to students. So I decided to revive the practice with the Different Dream vlog series, now a regular Friday feature at the website. Once again I’ll be reading from my book A Different Dream for My Child:Meditations for Parents or... read more

Prom Dream Comes True for Kids with Special Needs

As parents of kids with special needs, we’ve all had to accept different dreams for our children. But what about our children? What about the dreams they have for themselves? Guest blogger Stacey Laho is here with the story of her daughter’s prom dream and how they came true. Prom Dream Comes True for Kids with Special Needs Debbie and I became friends through our shared journey of caring for... read more

4 Things Parents of Kids with Autism Have in Common

Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to guest blogger Ruth Stieff. Among other things, she’s an ABA therapist and the owner of One Piece LLC. She’s also the parent of a young adult son who lives with autism, and a friend of mine. She’s here to share the common needs among the parents she serves. 4 Things Parents of Kids with Autism Have in Common I spend my days with families who... read more

Dream Team Link Share #25

Happy, happy Tuesday to you! The Dream Team link share is ready for your special needs posts. Bloggers are invited to add links to posts related to special needs . Blog readers can also add links to disability or special needs posts worth passing along. You can add posts about parenting, resources, events, education, faith, ministry, or a specific disability. It’s an easy and simple way to extend... read more
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