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My Child with Special Needs is Neither Better Nor Worse and That’s OK

My child with special needs is neither regressing nor making leaps and bounds. Here's why I'm OK with that. I’m happy in the middle.

Jamie Sumner
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Opening the Door for Inclusion on the Playground

An inquisitive, unafraid little boy created his own path to inclusion on the playground and paved the way for others by showing me how to get it started.

Alethea Mshar
Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

What I Wish You Knew about My Son for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

Our awareness is year-round, but Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month is important. Here's what I wish everyone knew about my son with cerebral palsy.

Jamie Sumner
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Here’s What a Sensory Processing Disorder Really Looks Like

Most of us naturally filter various stimuli without a thought, but to those with sensory processing disorder, they get caught in a traffic jam of senses.

Jamie Sumner
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Why Parents Love Sign Language for Kids with Special Needs

Sign language for kids with special needs enables our family to communicate effectively, and has been a staple in our lives for over 10 years.

Alethea Mshar
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How My Child with Special Needs Taught Me to Make Friends and Influence People

This is why everyone loves my son. He disrupts their sense of normalcy in all the good ways. My non-verbal special needs child makes friends everywhere.

Jamie Sumner
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RAISE Family Caregivers Act: Hope for Burned Out Family Caregivers?

Will the RAISE Family Caregivers Act provide much-needed hope and help for burned out family caregivers of children with special needs?

Alethea Mshar
Parents of Children with Special Needs

Parents of Children with Special Needs: We Need Mentors Too

Parents of children with special needs require more than medical training - they need trusted and wise friends to calm them down and boost their spirits.

Jamie Sumner
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Moving With Special Needs – Part 2: Doctors

Moving with special needs? Choosing the right school is one thing. Finding the right pediatrician and medical specialists takes special care and planning.

Alethea Mshar
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How Parenting a Child with Special Needs Makes You a Lifelong Learner

As mom to a child with special needs, I'm also a teacher, writer, nurse, chef, physical therapist, psychologist and shaper of one very special kid’s future.

Jamie Sumner
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