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Here is another really exciting announcement– Several months ago, I completed the IEP organizer for parents. To date I have sold several hundred of them. Ok, so not exactly NY Times bestseller material…but it is still something I am proud of. To be honest, I have not dedicated nearly the amount of time promoting that […]

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{seeking guest contributors} My nest is supposed to be empty! taking care of adult children with disabilities

I’ve known about the “Black hole of 21” or falling off the cliff at age 21 for some time. I try not to think about it, honestly. “Look at it, but don’t dwell on it” is advice I heard from Marianne Williamson, and it was appropriate for this topic. But, I can’t get that Dateline […]

Deal Hunting Websites Make Saving Money Easy

It is no real surprise that the internet has changed the way people do any number of tasks. Shopping and saving money are two of the most popular, but staying on top of the various online deals can challenge even the most frugal of consumers. By using a combination of social media, mailing lists, and […]

light play activities for older children

22 light play activities for older children

Light play activities are popular for all ages, younger and older children. But take a look around on the internet and it often seems like most of the light play activities are for toddlers and preschoolers, not older children. Mind you, if a child enjoys an activity, I say let them enjoy it. I think […]

20 free printable visual schedules for home and daily activities

23 free printable visual schedules for home and daily routines

Most of us do not follow a visual schedule for our time at home though often our kids use them at school. However, individuals with ASD often have greater difficulties coping with unstructured time than neurotypical people and may benefit from increased structure in their lives. It also can help a child with anxiety who […]

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Special Education

Four Reasons to Set Personal Challenges

Getting caught up with daily routine of life is something that everyone can relate to. Finding a comfort zone and sticking with what is known is one method that assures a degree of regularity in everyone’s lives. However, setting personal challenges and taking on different tasks can have powerful rewards. While mountain climbing like business […]

{Ask an Advocate} mom wants opinions on holding back her kindergartener

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Today’s question comes from New York: I was told that my son needs to be held back in kindergarten for another year, due to that he is not in the reading level that he is suppose to be on.. I wanted to push him for first grade but they kept telling me that I have […]

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Fun & Recreation

Deal Hunting Websites Make Saving Money Easy

It is no real surprise that the internet has changed the way people do any number of tasks. Shopping and saving money are two of the most popular, but staying on top of the various online deals can challenge even the most frugal of consumers. By using a combination of social media, mailing lists, and […]

iTunes cards now 15% off at Lowes + win an Amazon gift card

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I buy a whole slew of gifts and cards for my son’s team twice a year–the holidays and the first week of May (teacher appreciation day/week). I have purchased Amazon gift cards, iTunes and a bunch of others. This year, we were in Orlando the first week of May, so I was a slacker and […]

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Special Ed and Disability resources

22 light play activities for older children

light play activities for older children

Light play activities are popular for all ages, younger and older children. But take a look around on the internet and it often seems like most of the light play activities are for toddlers and preschoolers, not older children. Mind you, if a child enjoys an activity, I say let them enjoy it. I think […]

23 free printable visual schedules for home and daily routines

20 free printable visual schedules for home and daily activities

Most of us do not follow a visual schedule for our time at home though often our kids use them at school. However, individuals with ASD often have greater difficulties coping with unstructured time than neurotypical people and may benefit from increased structure in their lives. It also can help a child with anxiety who […]

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Travel

{Special Needs Travel Review} Orlando: a rough start to the trip but Southwest comes through

Our view was great! We got to see the mass sliming whenever we wanted!

Right around Easter, my husband found out that his company was going to send him to Orlando for a week. Taking the kids to Orlando has always been on our to-do list, but not a super high priority. But, we were able to put together a nice trip in a short amount of time and […]

{Special Needs Travel Review} Sea World surprises us while Disney disappoints

Kevin loved the flamingos.

On Friday we had planned to go to Sea World. It was my husband’s first free day, and his only free days were really Sunday, Friday and Saturday. But the first Sunday he had to rest due to having a concussion. But, I had learned about the Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios and […]

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Inspiration

the extraordinary burden of IEPs on moms

the extraordinary burden of IEPs on moms

Imagine this, parents. Imagine you are envisioning your child’s future, and the different pieces of his/her future are trading cards. And you say, “Ok, I will give you this card for safety, and in exchange, I get to keep all the cards for food.” And imagine you had to play this game with your school: […]

ESEA passes Senate-but not everyone is celebrating

Me, at the Capitol just last week!

Yesterday the Senate passed their version of ESEA. I’m having a rough week here personally, as Kevin was hospitalized for two days. So I’ve not been totally on top of what is happening. But, in the few moments I’ve had to view email and Facebook, I don’t think that I am 100% happy with this […]

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En Espanol

Aplicación de estrategias de funcionamiento ejecutivo en el IEP

A Day in our Shoes, one of the best special needs parenting websites you can find. Now, it comes with a free special needs Android app. Get it now!

Funcionamiento Ejecutivo parece ser uno de los problemas más comunes que enfrentan los estudiantes con discapacidades y una dificultad común, incluso con los adultos en la sociedad actual. Sin embargo, parece que hay muy poca comprensión de la función ejecutiva entre los maestros o cómo proporcionar estrategias funcionales en el aula. Esto es lo que […]

Sesame Street lanza iniciativa “Ver la asombrosa en todos los niños”

Mi hijo y Abby en la ciudad de Nueva York.

Se trata de un proyecto muy divertido y emocionante de la gente más en Sesame Workshop. En el Día Mundial del Autismo, la semana pasada, se anunció que están empezando una nueva iniciativa llamada “Ver la increíble en todos los niños“, y se centrarán en los niños que tienen autismo. Si usted ha estado viendo […]

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