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Job Description: Parent of a Child with Complex Needs

Wanted: Parent of a Child with Complex Needs. Must be willing to work more than 100 hours per week on minimal sleep. Experience in nursing preferred.

Alethea Mshar
independence

Redefining Independence for Your Child with Special Needs

To be independent is a hard-wrought thing. Eating, breathing, speaking, moving…these things take intense effort from a child and family with special needs.

Jamie Sumner
special needs mom

Moms of Children with Special Needs: When Your Friend is Expecting

There’s something to be said for developing your “surprise face” when someone tells you she’s pregnant. As a special needs mom, there's some PTSD involved.

Jamie Sumner
Special Needs Parenting

Parenting a Child with Special Needs Roundtable Recorded Webinar

Watch this recorded webinar - Special needs parenting and raising a child with complex health needs can be a nerve-wracking experience.

Danny Nguyen
therapy

Children with Special Needs and Therapy Burnout

When it hit us, it hit hard and fast. I don’t know if there’s an actual name for it, but I call it therapy burnout. We called it quits for a year.

Alethea Mshar
Incontinence

Incontinence in Children with Special Needs

For some families with children with special needs, using the potty may be a delayed process, or not happen at all. And that's okay!

Aimee Sharp
Father's Day

Why My Husband Was at the Spa on Father’s Day

My husband's request for a Father's Day gift surprised me...until I stopped and thought about all he does for our child with cerebral palsy.

Jamie Sumner
father's day

For Dads of Children with Special Needs on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to the father of my child with special needs. Our vows had the "in sickness and in health" part - and it wound up applying to our child.

Alethea Mshar
special needs

The Key to Traveling with a Child with Special Needs

I am on my couch, Googling “travel backpack-special needs-forty plus pounds.” We are - deep breath - taking a family vacation to Colorado in July.

Jamie Sumner
prom

Why Special Needs Students Should Go to Regular Prom

As I watched my son get ready for prom that morning, my feelings were mixed. My son was over the moon about his big day, but I had other thoughts.

Alethea Mshar
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