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Happy Thanksgiving, Little Town on the Prairie

My husband and I weren’t looking forward to our first Thanksgiving as parents of a baby with special needs. The little town on the prairie where we lived was 750 miles from the University of Nebraska hospital in Omaha where our son had already had 2 surgeries, the first when he was less than 24 hours old. The surgeon insisted on scheduling a follow-up appointment before releasing our son after the... read more

Special or Sad Holidays for Kids with Disabilities?

Special or sad? That’s the question guest blogger Brittany Miller asks as the holiday season swings into full gear. In today’s post, she answers her own question with ideas she uses to keep from letting her daughter’s special needs make her too sad at this time of year. Special or Sad Holidays for Kids with Disabilities? Fall is in full swing, and every holiday from Halloween to New... read more

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Your Child Who Has Special Needs

The Thanksgiving turkey doesn’t go in the oven for a few more weeks. But now’s the time to implement plans that will make the holiday a celebration rather than a dreaded event for your child with special needs and the entire family. A post from the Neurological and Physical Abilitation Center (NAPA) offer some excellent ideas. Fun and Engaging Thanksgiving Activities Here are just a few of the... read more

10 Tips for a Happy Halloween

Halloween is still 4 weeks away. Just about the right preparation time for parents to get their kids with special needs ready for the big night. This post highlights two articles from October 2013 that warrant a second look. 4 Halloween Tips for Kids with Special Needs These four tips come from an article posted at www.wwlp.com. Reporter Crystal Paschal suggests implementing these ideas: Practice... read more

Happy Labor Day!

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