Category: Special Needs

Scary Mommy and rubberball/Getty In the summer of 2016 we were busy with road trips, days at the pool, evenings around the fire pit with friends, festivals, and all...

Stacy Guthrie/Reshot and Lilo the Autistic Queer/Twitter The ability to sit down and study for a test or write a term paper within a reasonable period of time and...

Scary Mommy and Ableimages/Getty Children as young as five years old, many of them with disabilities, have been shut inside designated isolation rooms within their Illinois public schools. According...

Scary Mommy and PhotoAlto/Anne-Sophie Bost/Getty Tantrums are an inevitable part of parenting — anyone with young kids feels this deep in their soul. We eventually learn our kids’ triggers...

Chibelyaeva Katya/Reshot To the Facebook friend who posted a meme making fun of ADHD … it wasn’t funny. The meme showed a person having a meltdown; on one side,...

Katie Cloyd/Instagram Did you see the recent story about the woman who went on Reddit’s “Am I the Asshole” to ask if she was the asshole for inviting every...

Courtesy of Shannon Striner As moms in the world of special needs, we often use our voices to advocate for change. We don’t always share the joys, the blessings,...

Scary Mommy and Niedring/Drentwett/Getty My kid takes ADHD meds. He’s almost eight. May the judgment fall upon me like rain. Allow me to explain, first, what happens without the...

Katie Cloyd/Instagram My son is three and a half years old. He loves Mickey Mouse, running around our house in his underpants, and building things out of any kind...

Cavan Images/Getty; @sayitslp/Twitter Those of us who live in the neurotypical realm sometimes have difficulty understanding what it’s like for people whose brains and bodies operate differently than ours....