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Proud Moments

Sharing “I CAN!” attitudes Go Patricia; Go Knights! Patricia exhibiting an “I CAN” attitude Photo courteousy O’Hara McKenna My little sister, Patricia Moody, is quite amazing! She has destroyed stereotypes and other’s preset limitations...

PSN Contributors

Meme Hieneman Ph.D. in Special Education Barbara Sher Pediatric Occupational Therapist & Author Eric Chessen M. S., YCS, Exercise Physiologist Barrie Silberberg Author Tracy Felix Xlinked1 Special Needs blogger Douglas Haddad Ph.D. (“Dr. Doug”)...

Mommy Time Outs

Take a time out and use Visualization Meditation to relax. Imagine yourself here among the Great smokey mountains of North Carolina. Enjoy the beautiful colors in nature. Take a couple of deep breaths and...

Cooking With Kids

Ingredients Pound Cake Pound cake make ahead using our recipe here or buy your favorite pre-made pound cake Glaze 1 cup of confectioners sugar 1-lemon 1-2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice it makes a...

ASL + Tips

As we begin to prepare for another school year, it is time to get our Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) child ready for their school day. Specialized equipment for your DHH child needs...

Power Of Play

Since everyone has shoes in their house–often a lot–you can use them when the kids need to let out some energy by playing the Shoe Mountain Jumping Game. Young kids love to jump and...

What’s Appening?

Mobile technology is helping Nathan, a Kindergartener with autism, meet his educational goals. Technology projects that require Nathan to not only write about his creations, but also explain them in words have helped him...

Person-Ventured Entrepreneurship

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP? Are you an entrepreneur? Do you know an entrepreneur? Is your knowledge of entrepreneurship limited to the characters as seen on ‘Shark Tank’ and the movie “The Social...

Achieving the Best Possible Future

As my son prepares to graduate from college, I reflect back on the arduous and gratifying journey of raising a child with autism. I think about trying to help my son develop the skills...

Special Diets

You’re sending your child off to college in the fall, or perhaps, in the next year or two. If your child has food allergies or is on a special diet, the following information may...

Fitness Fun

If we can agree that fitness is an important aspect of optimal development for the autism, special needs, general, non-general, non-denominational, amphibious, and quadruped populations, it would make sense that it be considered and...

Playground Workout For Mom

Trying to fit in a workout while being a mom, and taking care of the kids, can be quite the challenge. With the warm weather here to stay, why not get out and enjoy...

Handling Your Child’s Diagnosis

Six THINGS PARENTS SHOULD DO FOR THEMSELVES Before their children are even born, parents are already dreaming about the future…first smiles, first words, first steps and down the line, proud graduations and joyful weddings....

Developing Self Advocacy Skills

4 Ways You’re Already Doing It and 4 New Things You Can Try It’s never too early to begin teaching selfadvocacy skills and summer is the perfect time to start. As a parent advocate,...

Real Moms Share

Molly Dellinger-Wray Overcoming Obstacles and Meeting Milestones Molly Dellinger-Wray is a mother to her son, Patrick, who has autism. Molly shares her story of overcoming obstacles and meeting milestones on the way to Patrick’s...

Puberty Help!

The word alone strikes a little fear in all parents. With the help of parents and professionals, we have put together some great books to assist parents, carers, boys and girls on their journey...

Truths

About being a special needs/ medically omplex parent As a special needs parent you find yourself in situations that most of your friends and family Won’t even know about. You will think about different...

Top Three Creative Ideas

To Keep Writing Skills Sharp During The Summer During the summer, many kids fall into the “summer slide” and keeping academic skills sharp takes a back seat to playing outside, going on vacation, and...

Check It Out!

New Products TEENY DRONES LAUNCHES RELIABLE TOY DRONE Teeny drones are toy mini quad-copters weighing close to nothing, at 13.7 grams. Size doesn’t matter, at least when it comes to these drones. Teeny Drones...

Contest/Giveaways

About our cover… Cecilia Rabe, 7, enjoying the sunshine. Her mother, Alicia Kae, of Topeka, Kansas, shared this adorable picture with us. Cecelia has been diagnosed with DiGeorge Syndrome, hypo-plastic left heart syndrome (three...