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The Tale of Two Families, Part 2

The Tale of Two Families, Part 2

Faith, Hope & Charity Residential Care Facility

In the first post in this series you met Rose and Mary, two mothers who made a big difference in their small Iowa town. Their efforts began in the mid-1960s when they needed assistance caring for their special needs daughters, Brenda and Becky.

Small Beginnings

The solution to their puzzle came in three pieces

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The Tale of Two Families, Part 1

The Tale of Two Families, Part 1

Faith, Hope and Charity Home

A few weeks ago, during a visit to Storm Lake, Iowa I toured Faith, Hope & Charity , a residential care facility for children with disabilities. This impressive facility serves 32 children, ages 3 – 18, in four homelike wings.

Fascinating History

But what fascinated me most was the home’s history

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How to Reduce the Get Away Hassles

How to Reduce the Get Away Hassles

Different Dream Respite Care

If you are the parent of a special needs child, you know how hard it is arrange for care so you can get away. Even if someone is willing to stay with your child, explaining the care giving routine is such a hassle, many parents decide it’s just easier to stay home.

Care Giving Document for Special Needs Kids

At a recent speaking engagement

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Nine Ways to Live Triumphantly with Special Needs Kids, Part 3

Nine Ways to Live Triumphantly with Special Needs Kids, Part 3

Different Dream Triumphant Living

In the two previous posts in this series, I shared six commonalities observed in parents who live triumphantly with special needs kids. Today the last three ways will be discussed. As was mentioned before, don’t try to implement all of them at once. Select one, work on it until it is firmly

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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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