Category: Special Needs

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...

My dream of becoming a mom started with baby dolls. I had names picked out and throughout school, I took every child development class I could get my hands...

It’s a day I will never forget, and it seems like just yesterday I got that call. My day started out like it normally did at 6:30 am, hitting...

From choosing a doctor to changing the foods we eat, we are advocating for our little people before they even make their grand entrance. And once they are here,...

It seems like we should be friends, doesn’t it? We live in the same neighborhood, our kids are the same age, and we even had on the same top...

My son Anders has been in speech therapy since he was 2. Trying to teach a child how to speak is much harder than I ever imagined. I always...

IEP meetings are important times to bring your child’s team members together to discuss progress and make changes when necessary. They can also be overwhelming, frustrating and stressful. Here...

When Stuart Duncan started Autcraft, a private Minecraft server for people on the autism spectrum, he had no idea it would become the community it is today. With more...

Sometimes, as paradoxical as it sounds, more intervention means more freedom. When my son, Charlie, was three, I walked into his special needs preschool one breezy spring afternoon to...

We worked hard, so very hard, to get my daughter with autism, Lizzie, to talk. We pushed through months and months of speech therapy, behavioral therapy, and occupational therapy...