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The Mind Games I Play Every Time My Son Gets Sick

When Jamie's son gets sick, or even starts to show symptoms, it's all hands on deck to make sure he doesn't end up in the emergency room.

Jamie Sumner
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Everywhere I Go I Am An Ambassador

This weekend I took my little guy, Ben (he’s twelve), to the Fall Fest in our local small...

Alethea Mshar
Motoring

Motoring Our Way to Freedom

In this article by a mom of a child with cerebral palsy, Jamie talks about how an intervention meant her child was motoring more freely than before.

Jamie Sumner
Family Caregiver

You Know You Are a Family Caregiver When…

Many a family caregiver goes unrecognized by friends, family and sometimes even themselves. Check this list to see if you are a family caregiver.

Alethea Mshar
Children with Dyslexia

School-Based Accommodations for Children with Dyslexia

Oftentimes, children with dyslexia begin to dread the new school year with all of its perceived difficulties. Find out what you can do to help.

Dr. Liz Matheis
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Wheelchair Costumes: Halloween Ideas for Kids with Wheels

Wheelchair costumes! In the spirit of fashion for all abilities, I’m sharing a few easy ideas for Halloween costumes that can be adapted for wheelchairs.

Jamie Sumner
adoption

Adopting a Child with Down Syndrome: Tips and Resources

When we realized we were naturals as special needs parents, we decided to adopt a second child with Down syndrome. Read more about our process.

Alethea Mshar
cerebral palsy

Nike Signs Its First Professional Athlete with Cerebral Palsy

Nike signs its first professional athlete with cerebral palsy and it’s a win for all of us. Parents of children with special needs: the sky's the limit.

Jamie Sumner
down syndrome

The One Thing That’s True About Every Person with Down Syndrome

I have two sons and have met dozens of people with Down syndrome. The one thing I know to be true about all people with Down syndrome is this.

Alethea Mshar
disabled

Here’s What Autumn and Cooler Weather Mean for My Disabled Son

When I think of autumn and what the cooler weather means for my disabled son, I worry about what might go wrong. But his adaptability never ceases to amaze.

Jamie Sumner
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