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8 Ways Moms Can Support Their Children with Special Needs

8 Ways Moms Can Support Their Children with Special Needs

Are you looking for ways to support your child with special needs? If so, these eight tips will make life a little smoother! Being a mom of a child with special needs can be challenging. Apart from raising a family, there are regular doctor visits, therapy sessions, and long wait times for insurance companies to answer calls. Not to mention, the exhaustion and anxiety kick in. 8 Ways Moms Can Support Their Children with Special Needs Fortunately, there are ways mothers can raise and support their children with special needs. Read on to find out. If you’re a parent or…
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Parenting Children with ADHD during COVID-19

Parenting Children with ADHD during COVID-19

Need tips for parenting children with ADHD during COVID 19? Keep reading to find out how to keep your child on track with their goals! e are all having to adjust to the new normal during this pandemic.  It has halted and interrupted our schedules and the different routines in our lives. For parents with kids with ADHD, it can even be more challenging. Their children are going without the outlet of school and home easily becomes monotonous. Parenting Children with ADHD during COVID-19 The spread of COVID-19 has worked to create new guidelines that we are currently living by,…
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9 Tips for Traveling With a Special Needs Child

9 Tips for Traveling With a Special Needs Child

Traveling with a special needs child doesn't have to be hard! Check out these 9 tips to make your next travel plans a breeze! If you have a child with special needs, you need to take unique precautions before heading off on vacation. Your little one may find themselves overwhelmed with the changes and start to exhibit specific behavioral issues. Worse, you could forget an essential item and struggle to find a substitute in an unfamiliar place. Of course, this cautionary tale doesn't mean you should throw up your hands and stay home. 9 Tips for Traveling With a Special…
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Caregiver Stress: 5 Methods To Take Care of Yourself

Caregiver Stress: 5 Methods To Take Care of Yourself

Being a caregiver to an elderly parent, child, or disabled person can come with quite a bit of stress. While wanting to help and make our loved ones' everyday life a bit easier, sometimes it seems impossible to continue. This is especially true if caregiving is mentally exhausting. To be able to take care of someone else, you need to take care of your own health as well. As a caregiver, you have another person depending on you. You need to make sure your well-being comes first to be able to take good care of the others. Caregiver Stress: 5…
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Coping with  Misunderstandings Due to Hyper-Focusing

Coping with Misunderstandings Due to Hyper-Focusing

Having four children, arguments happen often. Weekends and summers are when most of these happen. The whole "being stuck in the same house together" thing and all. Most of these arguments are a result of some type of misunderstanding. Though they have not lived a day apart, living in a neurodiverse family can prove challenging at times. Having three children with autism makes for humorous misunderstandings! So as you can imagine, disagreeing due to hyper-focusing happens quite often. Today was one of those days. Our son was napping for once (yeah me!), and the girls were all outside playing with…
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What is Erb’s Palsy? Everything You Need to Know

What is Erb’s Palsy? Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that congenital disabilities affect 1 in 33 babies per year in the U.S.? Are you researching about different birth injuries and wondering what Erb's Palsy is? This article has you covered about this common injury that can affect babies. Read on to discover a complete guide on what is Erb's Palsy plus symptoms, causes, and treatment. What Is Erb's Palsy? Erb's Palsy is a form of brachial plexus palsy. It named after Wilhelm Erb, who was the first doctor to describe this condition. Brachial plexus is a network of nerves located near the neck that helps all…
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Dental Care for Special Needs Children

Dental Care for Special Needs Children

Preventative dentistry, as the name suggests, are steps that someone can take with their oral health to try to prevent unnecessary or avoidable damage to their teeth or gums. Dental Care for Special Needs Children These steps are important for everyone but especially crucial for young children who are still developing. If you have a special needs child in your life, you can help them develop and maintain high-quality oral health from early on in life. Regular Dental Care In addition to any special steps you might take to protect oral care, the first step in dental care for special…
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How to Celebrate Milestones of Special Needs Children

How to Celebrate Milestones of Special Needs Children

Raising a child with special needs can be challenging. Your child has to work harder to achieve goals that neurotypical children obtain with ease. As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to ensure your child knows that they’re loved. That is why it is so important to celebrate milestones of special needs children. No matter whether society views these moments as big or small, for your child and you, this is a huge moment! Statistics show that 62% of American parents admit that they can be a little overprotective of their kids because they want the…
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InnerVoice: Artifical Intelligence for Autism & Speech

InnerVoice: Artifical Intelligence for Autism & Speech

Speech and language are learned very early in a child’s life.  Interactions with parents, siblings, and other members of their community help children learn the proper way to communicate with others.  However, for children with autism, this is not the case.   They often struggle with making those connections through actions such as words, eye contact, or pointing.  As a result, it can be extremely difficult to learn which words they need to use. With advancements in technology, artificial intelligence is helping those with autism learn in a whole new way! Artificial Intelligence (Ai) for Autism For those diagnosed with an…
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How to Encourage Exercise and Activity in Special Needs Kids

How to Encourage Exercise and Activity in Special Needs Kids

How to Encourage Exercise and Activity in Special Needs Kids Many children with special needs do not get the exercise or physical activity their bodies need. Some of those children (especially those with autism) prefer a sedentary lifestyle. That was certainly the case with my special needs daughter. She wasn’t interested in moving her body. We tried putting her on sports teams in the community, but that was a disaster. It made her dislike physical activity even more. After some trial and error, we were able to find some good ways to engage her physically. Get the entire family involved.…
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How to Encourage Exercise in Special Needs children

How to Encourage Exercise in Special Needs children

All children need to learn to exercise and to appreciate the importance of exercise and why it needs to be a part of daily life so much. If you have children with special needs, however, there are some things to consider. Making sure they have the right resources and accommodations to exercise is key. In this article, we are going to take a look at how to encourage exercise in special needs children. Safety First Even when adult exercises, safety is the number one important thing. So it’s hardly surprising that it would be the same for a child with…
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Colors and Special Needs Individuals: What You Need to Know

Colors and Special Needs Individuals: What You Need to Know

Tiny babies see best in black and white, but once that baby reaches their first birthday, they will already begin to recognize and name colors. Color is one of the first concepts we learn, and we use color to convey emotion, messages and meaning. Red means passion, danger and Stop! We feel sad when we listen to the Blues. Colors also seem to have a deeper effect than the common meanings we give them. To see a color, you must have light. The color of an object is determined by how much light bounces off it. Light is made of…
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How To Find the Perfect Dentist for a Loved One with Special Needs

How To Find the Perfect Dentist for a Loved One with Special Needs

How To Find the Perfect Dentist for a Loved One with Special Needs Dr. Greg Grillo (dentably.com) You probably remember your first time sitting in the chair and hearing the noise of various drills and tools. This can be an overwhelming experience and these fears can be heightened for patients with special needs. As a dentist who’s been practicing for more than 17 years, I know how real these anxieties can be, but before you head to the dentist it’s important to find the right one. I’ve helped many families find the right dentist for their needs and here are…
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Financial Assistance for Families Raising a child with disabilities

Financial Assistance for Families Raising a child with disabilities

Raising children in today's world can be tough. Raising a child with disabilities offers additional challenges other families may not face. The great news is you are not alone and there are resources available. Finding the right resources for your child can be challenging enough. Add to that the overwhelming costs of most therapies and equipment, it's easy for a parent to feel lost! Knowing where to go to get the right resources is key. Financial Assistance for Families Raising Children with Disabilities Today, we will go over the different options of financial assistance for families raising a child with…
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Financial  Planning for A Child with Special Needs

Financial Planning for A Child with Special Needs

Financial Planning for A Child with Special Needs Raising a child is costly — around $14,000 annually. The expenses associated with raising a child climb for children with special needs. While everyone’s children and financial situation differs, for most parents, managing their finances while raising their child can be difficult. Thankfully, there are many resources available to you so you are able to provide and care for your child. Check out what you need to know when planning your finances for your child. Financial Planning for A Child with Special Needs Planning Phase It’s important to become very aware of…
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How to know when your adult child with special needs is ready to live independently

How to know when your adult child with special needs is ready to live independently

two friends with disability in rehabilitation center, watching digital tablet How to know when your adult child with special needs is ready to live independently By Christy Clawson, Wondermoms.org All parents have dreams for their kids.  A good job, a loving relationship, personal success, and independence. It's no different for those of us whose children have disabilities. It may not happen on a typical timetable, but many young adults with autism, Down syndrome, and other special needs do reach a point where they’re able to move out on their own. How do you know when – or if – your…
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