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Special Needs Parents: Talk to Your Children about Their Diagnosis

Special needs parents: Arm your child with the information to help take care of themselves. Awareness can prevent truly bad things from happening.

Amy Noelle Collen
Parents of Children with Special Needs

Parents of Children with Special Needs: A Different Kind of Mother’s Day

The thought of Mother’s Day might conjure images of pampering, breakfast in bed, maybe a fancy brunch. But some of us moms have a different kind of day.

Alethea Mshar
special education teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week: Why I Love My Child’s Special Education Teachers

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. Special education teachers have the training and compassion to help children become the best they can be.

Alethea Mshar
PTSD in Special Needs Parents

Help for PTSD in Special Needs Parents

The ongoing anxiety of having a child with a chronic condition can cause PTSD in special needs parents. Here’s why and how you should do something about it.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
special needs parents

PTSD in Special Needs Parents: How I Deal

Special needs parents can be superhuman at times. but eventually a child’s countless medical, social and education issues take their toll.

Alethea Mshar
child care

Child Care for Children with Complex Needs: No Rest for the Weary

Child care isn't easy for parents of children with complex needs. It's hard to find people who are willing and able to help.

Alethea Mshar
homemade tube feeding

What You Should Know if You’re Considering Homemade Tube Feeding for Your Child

Thinking of homemade tube feeding formula for your child? There are benefits, but there are also risks and disadvantages. Here’s what you need to know.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
down syndrome and autism

What it’s Like to Have a Child with Down Syndrome and Autism: Video

Down syndrome and autism could be a common dual diagnosis. Early autism screening and intervention is crucial for children with Down syndrome.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS

When Down Syndrome and Autism Collide

While a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism can be intimidating, it may help you better understand your child and identify the right therapies.

Alethea Mshar
child with disability

What Words Should We Use When We Talk About a Child With Disability?

All of a sudden, I’m hearing the term “special needs” questioned, so I did some soul-searching. What's the right way to refer to a child with disability?

Alethea Mshar
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