With the Christmas season comes an object lesson in the form of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Immediately, we see Rudolph’s father trying to hide the glowing nose so his son better fits in. That is a lesson for parents. We should teach our kids to hold to social expectations as best they can but… Read More What We Can Learn From a Red Nose Reindeer
In our daily lives, we accept the quirkiness of our special needs kids. But when the holidays roll around some parents strive to present their child in the best possible light, which translates to what other people deem appropriate behavior but is a foreign concept to our special one. You have the rest of the… Read More Let the Holidays be Quirky
I have seen a disturbing trend in public schools. Though I am at a loss to explain why some public schools are laboring under the misconception that their after-school programs are exempt from accommodation requirements for disabled students. Administrators are informing parents that their student’s IEP doesn’t carry over to the after school program. That is… Read More After School Programs Fall Under 504
Science has proven that a multi-sensory environment improves brain function, language, social interaction, coordination and much more. Just as you arrange your food intake for maximum nutritional benefits, the same should be done for your sensory diet. The majority of us can exist in a day and get enough input to all of our senses… Read More Feel the Sensory in Halloween
This is the time of year when everyone wants to know how DJ and I manage all the Halloween mania. As parents know, October can be tough on special needs kids. Uncomfortable costumes, sensory overload and an innate fear of overly excited children can combine to create disaster. So, I thought I’d share a few pictures of… Read More Snaps of Halloween
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A few years ago comedian Chris Rock did a bit on his show titled, “How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police.” Though it has foul language so parental guidance is suggested, it is a humorous yet honest look at how to avoid a confrontation with the police. Unfortunately, the majority of police… Read More Teach Your Child How To Behave With Police
Have you ever considered the sensory benefits presented by the Kentucky Derby? A well-rounded sensory diet has been touted as one of the great hallmarks to proper childhood development and education. With minimal effort and even less cost, you can create a fun-filled, sensory balanced day for you and your kiddo. Whether your child is typical in… Read More Kentucky Derby Run For The Noses