special needs

Nuance Dragon Recognition Software

Susan here with a back-to-school giveaway that will get you talking. Literally. This giveaway is brought to you by Nuance and their Dragon speech recognition software. I’m not typing this blog post. I’m dictating it. […]

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Friends-Down-Syndrome-Awareness-Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome and to share the positive impact that people with Down Syndrome bring with those around you. […]

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Dreams

I was provided dinner and a tour of the Give Kids the World Facility in exchange for posting about this amazing center for critically ill children. All opinions listed are my own. We were not […]

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autism myths

This post was submitted by Gina. In March, the CDC announced that according to its latest estimates, as many as 1 in 50 children may have autism spectrum disorder in the United States.  This rising incidence […]

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Last week, I had the privilege of speaking with Julie Locke, the mother of Dax Locke who was diaganosed with leukemia. A movie was made about their struggle — The Heart of Christmas.  Dax loved […]

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I have a very special friend who has a child with special needs. He has autism. I love him to death and I want to make sure to get him a gift that he will […]

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Lolli here… What is it about so many of us women that makes us think that we can and should say yes to everything that everyone asks of us? I had to laugh out loud […]

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Maggie-and-Molly-McLaren-400x320

As the mom of two girls born just 20 months apart, they are sharing many of life’s first experiences together. When my youngest daughter Molly was born with Down syndrome, we were overcome with learning […]

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pinnable Staying Positive after a Special Needs Diagnosis

In June 2010, I became a special needs mom. With no family history and no warning signs, my newborn daughter Molly was diagnosed with Down syndrome. It was a confusing and scary time. I was […]

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Lolli here… Recently, took myself out to the salon and got a haircut. I came home feeling like a new person – fresh, sassy, and with soft, sweet smelling hair. I felt great for the […]

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