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Contests/Giveaways

great giveaways Log on to parenting special needs.org click on CONTESTS and enter to WIN these great products. Want It ? Win it ! Look for this symbol on pages then enter to WIN...

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IEP Help

is the 1.E.P individualized or cookie-cutter? I am sure I am not alone. You are sitting at the IEP meeting and wondering if your child’s IEP is “individualized” as it is supposed to be,...

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Boosting Your Happiness

strategies for elevating happiness? this year! The daily stresses of being a parent can take a toll on one’s overall well-being and happiness. It is important that we take a look at the factors...

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New Years Guide

A Powerful & Harmonious You Parenting a child with special needs can be overwhelming; one day life is calm and steady and the next is not. The uncertainties can leave us feeling vulnerable and...

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Job Skills

Where to Go if Your Child Needs a Job or Help with Post High School Education I am breaking my mold today and not writing about food. One of the other jobs I do...

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Taking Control Of Your Family’s Finances

Following a Divorce When faced with the responsibility of managing your family finances for the first time, it can feel overwhelming when it isn’t something you were deeply involved in before. When this duty...

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Building Independence Through Self Awareness And Regulation

We want our children to be as independent as possible; learning to successfully negotiate life circumstances on their own. Self-awareness (i.e., understanding what they are doing and what is occurring around them) and self-regulation...

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Toys

the taming of the toys From the moment you open the doors, all you see is chaos. Blocks are strewn about to the left, trains thrown off the tracks to the right, a toy...

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Cooking With Kids

Easy Cheesy Grilled Waffles Encouraging Speech & Creating Yum! Who doesn’t like waffles? More importantly, who doesn’t like the comfort of a warm, grilled cheese sandwich? Add the two together and you have a...

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What’s APPening?

The New Year is a great time to update your child’s mobile device with some engaging, fun and highly-rated educational, pretend play and productivity apps. Nowadays, the sheer number of learning apps on the...

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Check It Out!

Products you can use! Some of these Special Products are available for Parenting Special Needs’ Contest Winners. To enter, click on CONTESTS on our site and register. moowi speech therapy puppets The Moowi Puppets...

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Mommy Time Outs

Take a time out and use Visualization Meditation to relax. Imagine yourself here rafting atop the Alaskan Mountains Enjoy the beautiful serenity of this pristine glacier water. Take a couple of deep breaths and...

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Real Moms Share

Evana Sandusky 10 years of motherhood Elijah, Jaycee and I from Jaycee’s Make-A- Wish Trip at Disney from 2015 Jaycee and Me Evana is mother to a child with Down syndrome, AV canal defect,...

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Financial Planning

ABLE ACCOUNT OR SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST How to Decide? In December 2014, President Obama signed the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (“ABLE Act”) into law, authorizing states to create a...

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Investing In Vitality

fitness and long-term planning “What do you want to do?” This is my favorite question to ask one of my Autism Fitness athletes. “What do you want to do” is indicative of the athlete...

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From The Heart

Oh…the surprises My daughter, Kailee, recently told me she’s not sure if she wants to attend the University of North Florida like her big sister. One of her friends is going to college at...

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Workout Routine

for both you and your baby You need to workout and get your body back. Your baby needs to be with you. What do you do? Work out together! These exercises both work your...

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DIY Valentine Craft?

If you are looking for a fun project to do with your child, here is an easy, fun and functional craft you can do. I decided I wanted some cute little hearts for the...

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Proud Moments

sharing “i can” attitudes! Jumpin’for joy My son has Asperger’s and is currently out of mainstream secondary school due to his difficulties. On Saturday, he got Gold at the Lincolnshire Gymnastics Association Floor and...

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Gifting Holidays

Overcoming Challenges and Promoting Enjoyment Birthdays, holidays and other special occasions (e.g., graduations, weddings) are commonly associated with gifts. Giving and receiving gifts during these celebrations can be exciting and enjoyable, but may also...

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