Last week, I contacted an agency regarding resources for special needs family. As I spoke with the representative, she mentioned the word respite care. I have heard of the word and concept. However, I was unsure how to navigate the systems of care. As a matter a fact, I thought respite was available to a … Continue reading Four things special needs parents should know about respite services!
Imagine an emergency situation occurred in school! The teachers immediately directed the students according to their standard protocol. As they are evacuating the building, one of the students becomes overwhelm by his environment. He is having a meltdown and refuses to leave the room. How should his teachers proceed? This scenario reminds me of an … Continue reading Emergency Evacuation Plan! Is it written in your IEP?
Naturally, I am a researcher. I often research methodically before taking any actions. I surfed the internet and read articles about parenting. I looked at schedules, downloaded routines about potty training and examined activities to enhance our parenting techniques. I devoured DIY exercises and perused scholastic achievement resources. My head spun but I felt empowered … Continue reading Are we failing our children?
As parents, we want to give your children the best. We sacrifice our lifestyle to better suit theirs. We pour into them and love unconditionally. We nurse their hurts and challenge them to be better. We invest in their talents and gifts. We protect them with our lives. We train them to love, forgive and … Continue reading On Failing our Children!
Goodbye, farewell, Godspeed, no matter how it is phrased, the transition is always hard. Adam parted ways with his aide today. She is pursuing her dreams and we are so happy for her. Although, she has been with him for a short time, she was supportive, positive and dedicated. When we heard the news, it … Continue reading A Bittersweet Farewell
Yesterday, I watched an amazing moment. I witnessed an unconditional bond between two siblings. My son was not having the best day. He was frustrated and agitated. I picked him up from school and he did not want to leave the car. He fussed, cried and yelled. His sister and I waited in the car … Continue reading Savor the magical moments
They say beauty is in the eye of its beholder. If so, then you have mesmerized me. Your vivacious laughter, great sense of wonder, your curiosity and burst of excitement melts my heart. Your sensitive nature, your frustrations and authentic hugs shared with your sister reminds me of your greatness. You are not your diagnosis. … Continue reading Ode to Adam
Your child is exceptional. Often parents worry about their children. “ I just want him to be normal” echoed from a parent. Normal compared to whom? I thought to myself. The truth is our children are authentically amazing. Take the limits off. We often hear our children have disabilities and need to be “rehabilitated”. … Continue reading Reflections for parents of exceptional children
Roar as the laughter grew,