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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 […]

Me, at the Capitol just last week!

ESEA passes Senate-but not everyone is celebrating

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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time to get Amazon Prime (free!) so you don’t miss Prime Day~ why we LOVE Amazon Prime!

Amazon Prime…it’s a mom’s best friend. For a long time we didn’t pay for it, because we didn’t have to, ha! Seriously, with some of their warehouses being right here in Delaware, we would choose the “free shipping” option and then about 80% of the time, we’d receive our items THE NEXT DAY. Seriously. Then, […]

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{Ask an Advocate} a blank report card?

Today’s question comes from Maryland: I received my sons report card from special education cri program The report card is blank How can that be? Thanks for contacting us! Well, it may just be a clerical error. Those things happen. I’m assuming that you are talking about Community Referenced Instruction, which is not a term […]

  1. {seeking guest contributors} My nest is supposed to be empty! taking care of adult children with disabilities
  2. Freebie Friday! 5 fun freebies for families posted every Friday!
  3. the PA budget battle for education is not over yet…and we need more soldiers…will you join us?
  4. understanding the new school funding formula for Pennsylvania

Special Education

{Ask an Advocate} a blank report card?

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Today’s question comes from Maryland: I received my sons report card from special education cri program The report card is blank How can that be? Thanks for contacting us! Well, it may just be a clerical error. Those things happen. I’m assuming that you are talking about Community Referenced Instruction, which is not a term […]

understanding the new school funding formula for Pennsylvania

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For years, I’ve been posting and ranting about the new school funding formula. But it is once again, one step closer to becoming reality for our kids. I received the following information from State Senator Rob Teplitz and thought I’d share.  You can read the commission’s full report here: basic education funding commission june 2015 […]

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Fun & Recreation

time to get Amazon Prime (free!) so you don’t miss Prime Day~ why we LOVE Amazon Prime!

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Amazon Prime…it’s a mom’s best friend. For a long time we didn’t pay for it, because we didn’t have to, ha! Seriously, with some of their warehouses being right here in Delaware, we would choose the “free shipping” option and then about 80% of the time, we’d receive our items THE NEXT DAY. Seriously. Then, […]

Freebie Friday! 5 fun freebies for families posted every Friday!

5 new family freebies are added to this list every Friday, and I always try to include one special needs freebie.

Welcome to Friday Fun Family Freebies! How much alliteration can I fit into one sentence? I used to do this feature several years ago and it’s coming back by popular demand. It’s fun to get free stuff, right? So here are some free things I found for you and your family. I try my best […]

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Special Ed and Disability resources

{starts tomorrow} A Whole Lott More~movie about employment and people with disabilities

An inspiring look at employment and people with disabilities.

I was sent this information to pass along and I thought I’d share. It looks interesting and claims to be inspiring…and lately I’ve been needing some inspiration. I plan to watch streaming online after it airs, since I don’t have any of the channels that they mention. I also got to interview the director, here […]

Free codes for Leap Pad apps!

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Hi there and welcome to a very popular blog post–free codes for Leap Pads! Everyone loves free Leap apps and we love our Leap Pad and Leap Pad 2. The free Leap Pad app codes are below, but just wanted to let you know a few things. In addition to the codes for the free […]

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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

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 […]

the PA budget battle for education is not over yet…and we need more soldiers…will you join us?

It's another call to action alert, please read and act!

The battle over the PA budget is not over and we need more soldiers. Will you take 10 minutes before the weekend and do one of these tasks? Forwarding from Education Voters: Put Heat on Your Lawmakers to Pass a Budget that Funds Our Schools Budget talks are stalled in Harrisburg. Last week, Governor Wolf […]

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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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