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Notes from the Editor


The Holidays are Upon Us
As I sit here, I find myself asking the questions ''for what is it that I am most thankful''....
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Cover Features


A Gift that Keeps on Giving
As I sit here, I find myself asking the questions “for what is it that I am most thankful....
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Perspective = Joy
Over the years I have struggled to find something, anything, to wrap up and put under the tree for him.......
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Healthful Holiday Eating
It’s that time of year again, where holiday parties and social gatherings revolve around food....
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Surviving the Holidays
The holiday season is often challenging for most of us....
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Real Life


Got Insurance?
When a child has a special need, a parent may search for information but not know where to turn first for help....
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Autism and Early Intervention
As the parent of a child with Autism, I am often approached by other concerned parents regarding the development of their child....
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WHAT TO DO AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?
November is the time of year when Seniors in High School start the process of deciding what to do once they graduate.......
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HER MANY ROLES
Every day Terry became someone else and surprised us with her new personal....
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“Coping” One Day at a Time
As caregivers of special needs children, we may sometimes get caught up in the day to day routine and not realize.......
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Practial Tips


Choosing the Right Toy
Play is not idle time for children-it is a time for exploration and learning....
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Speaking of a Happy Holiday
The holiday season is right around the corner....
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Holiday Toy Gift Guide
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The Wooden Bowl
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four year old grandson....
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Spinal cord injuries happen
They happen everyday, everywhere, to people of all ages and descriptions.......
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Special Needs Parenting
Floridians who have a family member with Developmental Disabilities have a special status under State law.......
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Autism’s Affect On Siblings
Siblings of autistic children can be left feeling lonely or left out of the picture. Now programs exist that teach siblings how to relate to their autistic brother or sister. Meg Oliver reports....
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DECISIONS OF A CAREGIVER
I always knew that I would take care of my sister, Jane, as I have no other siblings.......
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Lingo


Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)
A DNR order is a physician’s written order instructing healthcare providers not to attempt CPR in case of cardiac or respiratory arrest.......
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Wheelchair Donation program
Having the right wheelchair is of the utmost importance. Wheelchairs serve as legs for those who cannot walk......
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Treasure Coast Walk Now for Autism help support Autism Speaks
The Walk date is set and the festivities are set to begin.......
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