Feb 20, 2013
Advocacy is part of every parent’s job description. As parents of children with special needs, we find ourselves on the job at unexpected times and in unexpected places as this post by guest blogger Ellen Stumbo shows.
On Being an Advocate: Speak Up!
I first heard his scream among the crowd. That garbled yell that came either too soon or too...
Jan 29, 2013
Winter + snow = fun for kids. And this winter, guest blogger Kimberly Drew has four tips for parents who want their kids with special needs to experience winter. She uses the four tips below to make cold weather more tolerable for Abigail, her daughter who lives with cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder, hearing loss, microcephaly, and oral...
Dec 20, 2012
Welcome back for Day 2 of the countdown of 2012′s ten most popular DifferentDream.com posts. (In case you missed Day 1, the 10th most popular post was The Welcome to Holland Thing and the The Big Bad Thing. Post #9 was Handwriting Help for Kids with Special Needs.
Post #8: Friendship–The Perfect Gift for a Special Needs Parent
Those of you...
Dec 7, 2012
Friendship is a welcome gift to parents of kids with special needs. Lisa Quinones-Fontanez, parent of a child with autism, wrote about how to be a friend to an autism parent in a guest post at Ellen Seidman’s blog at Parents.com.
Friendship: Universal Need
But parents of kids with of special needs, whatever the child’s diagnosis, have...
Jul 31, 2012
Who’s the adaptive swimming lessons queen of the waves in guest blogger Ellen Stumbo‘s town? Her daughter Nicole, of course. Today, Ellen describes what she learned during the first day of her daughter’s swimming lessons for kids with special needs.
Adaptive Swimming Lessons Queen of the Waves Teaches Mom
by Ellen Stumbo
“I qui oh...