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5 Ways Special Needs Parenting and Elder Care Are Alike

For several months, my life has been more immersed in elder care than special needs parenting. And do you what to know the simple truth I’ve learned in these intense days and weeks of caring for my mother? It’s this: Special needs parenting and elder care are more alike than different. Here are five ways they are strikingly similar. Similarity #1 Special needs parenting and elder care involve... read more

An Annual Review Is Not a Boxing Match

This time of year, the special needs blogosphere is awash with posts for parents preparing for annual reviews for their kids with special needs. Some of the posts share excellent IEP and annual review resources.  But much of the advice sounds more like preparing for a boxing match with an archenemy than preparing for a school meeting with people who care about kids. But contrary to what much of... read more

That Perfect Scar

Guest blogger Stephanie Husted stays busy caring for her son with heart-related special needs. But as February, also known as Heart Month, drew to a close, she found enough time to pick up a pen and write a poem. It’s a poem to her son, who had heart surgery as a tiny baby, and lives with a perfect scar on his torso. If you’re the parent of a child who had early surgery, you will want to have... read more

Would You Change Things for Your Child with Special Needs?

About a month ago, I read a post at WonderBaby.org (a great blog geared to families raising kids with visual impairments). The post asked parents of kids with special needs an intriguing question: If you could wave a magic wand and “cure” your child’s disabilities, would you? When I shared article on A Different Dream for My Child‘s Facebook page many, many parents responded. So I... read more

Dream Team Link Share #52

Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you on this Dream Team Tuesday. May the luck ‘o the Irish be with you as you add posts about special needs parenting, resources, events, education, faith, ministry, or information about a specific disability or condition today’s special needs Dream Team link share. Just remember, no pinching allowed! Thanks to all who have been sharing the Dream Team love via... read more
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