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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
Health Insurance for Special Needs Children

Health Insurance for Special Needs Children: Letter from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

As the future of health insurance for special needs children becomes more uncertain, this mom appeals to her representative for continued services.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
social worker

20 Ways a Social Worker Helped My Child with Special Needs

Social workers are a crucial resource for parents of children with disabilities. Here are 20 ways they've helped my family and how they might help yours.

Alethea Mshar
IEP Season

How to Be Ready for IEP Season: Parent Tips

IEP Season can be stressful and scary for parents. This mom shares tips on how to prepare yourself physically and mentally.

Amy Noelle Collen
child life specialists

Child Life Specialists: Hospital Heroes During Child Life Month and Always

Child Life Specialists help children deal with medical procedures. This Child Life Month, I thank these quiet hospital heroes from the bottom of my heart.

Alethea Mshar

Kids and Vegetables: Nine Tips to Get Them to Eat More

Most kids don’t get the amount or variety of vegetables they should. Here's how to help your child eat more veggies for optimal health.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
spread the word to end the word

Spread the Word to End the Word

What is the word? And how can you help Spread the Word to End the Word and help spread respect at the same time?

Aimee Sharp
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