down syndrome

What’s It’s Like to Father a Child with Down Syndrome: The Perfect Family

Sure, being a father to a child with a Down syndrome can be different, but I wouldn't change Alex for the world. I will be forever proud to be his dad.

Michael Mshar
dads of special needs children

Resources for Dads of Children with Special Needs

Dads of special needs children experience their own unique set of challenges. During Men's Health Month and always, they deserve recognition and support!

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
special needs child: toilet habits

Special Needs Child: Toilet Habits After Malone (MACE) and Mitrofanoff Procedures

In this video, Ben’s mom talks about why they decided to have these procedures and how it's helped with toilet habits for her special needs child.

Alethea Mshar
special needs parents

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 and breakfast in bed. But some of mom's of children with special needs have a different 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
Pediatric Tube Feeding Guide
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