Snappin’ Ministries

Snappin’ Ministries

Snappin' Ministries is an organization dedicated to helping families raising kids with special needs. Take a look at the resources they offer!

Three Ways to Maximize Services for Kids with Special Needs

Three Ways to Maximize Services for Kids with Special Needs

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In the previous post, you met Jennifer Peter, an Iowa professional learning and leadership consultant. If her explanation of the difference between Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504b plans

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Which Does Your Child Need: IEP or 504b?

Which Does Your Child Need: IEP or 504b?

IEP T-shirt

In a recent interview with Iowa professional learning and leadership consultant, Jennifer Peter. She explained the difference between an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and a 504b plan. Her explanation was so elegant and clear-cut, you deserve to hear it, too.

IEP

Schools are required by federal law

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Brain Researchers find PTSD Marker

Brain Researchers find PTSD Marker

PTSD Brain Marker

As I’ve mentioned in previous DifferentDream.com posts, (PTSD Treatment Can Change Your Child’s Life, <a href="http://differentdream.com/2009/09/ptsd-and-nicu-parents-what-about-you/

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What Else Can I Do?

What Else Can I Do?

Beyond Casseroles

The previous post in this series shared five ways to encourage families with special needs kids. The ideas came from Lisa Copen’s book, Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend.

Further Beyond Casseroles

Here are five more tips from Lisa’s book, which you can adapt for families with

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What Can I Do?

What Can I Do?

Beyond Casseroles

When I hear about parents of kids diagnosed with a chronic illness or special needs, my thoughts and emotions get tangled up, they tie me in knots.

Sound Familiar?

I want to do something to help – take a casserole or send a card maybe – but invisible, tangled threads hold me back. Doubt sets in, and

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Meet Jolene

Jolene Philo is a published author, speaker, wife, and mother of a son with special needs.

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