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Special Needs Parenting Toolbox

Special needs parenting is a job that requires a huge toolbox. DifferentDream.com exists to locate those tools and point parents to them. The tools featured in this post can be found at the Familius website. Familius is a small book publisher, and their blog is written by their authors. Since they’ll release Jolene’s new book about PTSD in children in the spring of 2015 , she contributes a... read more

Special Needs Parents Need Lavish Rest

Special needs parents need rest. But where to find it? That’s the problem guest blogger Rebekah Benimoff asks and answers in today’s guest post. So put your feet up and rest while you read her post. Special Needs Parents Need Lavish Rest In this moment, I need the simplicity of quiet and rest. I live just far away from family to not be at every event, and often, phone calls bridge the gap... read more

Cardboard + Ingenuity = Special Needs Solutions

Sometimes even special needs advocates box themselves in. We get so busy looking for complicated answers to the complex adventure of raising kids with special needs that we forget to think outside the box. So I was delighted to read an article about Jason Nolan, a professor of early childhood studies at Ryerson University in Canada. He’s also a designer. And he lives with autism. Cardboard +... read more

Tips for Choosing a Guardian for a Child with Special Needs

Do you think you do a pretty good job of facing the realities of parenting a child with special needs? I thought I did except for in one area: planning for our kids’ future in case something happened to my husband and myself. We had to force ourselves to complete a will and appoint guardians, even though we agreed it was necessary and who to appoint as guardians. Why Parents Disagree about Who to... read more

Dream Team Link Share #16

Welcome to the latest edition of the Dream Team link share, designed for the special needs community. Whether your the parent of a child with special needs, a sibling, an educator, a health care practitioner, a mental health care professional, or involved in special needs ministry, you are invited to join the fun. Just follow the simple directions below to add your contribution to the link share. Then... read more
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