Here come the holidays. For many parents with special needs kids, here comes more stress. No matter how many times you have tried to explain the special needs of your special child, the extended family, especially those who only see you a few times a year, often just doesn’t get it.
I walked into the doctor’s office. It was the summer of 2004. It took us over 45 minutes to get there and the appointment took us over a month to get scheduled. I walked in with my husband and son to this small room with a desk and patient bed. My son was quiet and had his Hot Wheels car in his hand. He quickly sat on the floor. The doctor greeted us and then went over to the lights and turned them off. My son Charlie quickly got up and ran over and turned them back on. I thought, “that was weird, why did the doctor do that?”
What We Can’t Say to Too Many People
In Dunedin, Santa Claus arrives by boat.
Next weekend he will be aboard the last vessel in the city’s brightly lit Holiday Boat Parade, sailing on the dark waters of St. Joseph Sound before stepping ashore to preside over the annual Christmas tree lighting in downtown.
A disability expert shares empowering advice with families whose travel needs are extra special.
Most parents will tell you that successful family traveling takes planning. Traveling with a special needs child takes even more preparation, but is sure to create wonderful families memories for everyone. Here are some tips to help make your adventure a true success.
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