Category: Special Needs

Ben Weinstein – Joy Photography Friday — the designated day that my daughter Alona spends at a mainstream school each week. In contrast to Monday through Thursday when Alona...

Brookie loves her dogs. She adores lip-syncing to Imagine Dragons and going off the diving board. She goes fishing. She has girls’ days. She cuts sunflowers with her mom....

Shadow discipline is just what it sounds like—discipline that happens where you can’t see it. Also known as “informal discipline,” shadow discipline doesn’t happen in the literal dark, but...

I’m an autism mom. My son was diagnosed at the age of 2. By then it wasn’t a surprise. There was no denial or shock when it happened. I...

FEATURED VIDEO I’ve been on a pretty slippy parenting path since my twins (one of whom has a life-threatening incurable medical condition) arrived nearly 5 years ago. And I...

FEATURED VIDEO It’s partly just who she is, but it’s also partly the something that the little extra carries with it. Because some of the things that she does...

I’ve been toying with the notion of writing about my son for a minute now.  But I was at a loss as to how I’d go about doing it. ...

FEATURED VIDEO So when it came time for him and his twin sister to start preschool, I was worried sick thinking about what he might feel while he was...

Being a parent is hard. Being a special needs parent is harder. Comparing the two is like comparing apples to oranges. Or monster trucks to Mini Coopers. While they...

I’m sitting at my desk at work, knee deep in charting. I hear the phone inside my desk drawer ring, and I ignore it, too busy to deal with...