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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
cerebral palsy awareness

Cerebral Palsy Awareness: Nutrition Issues with Cerebral Palsy

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Find out about nutrition issues that are common in children with CP and other developmental disabilities.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
rare disease day

Rare Disease Day: Down Syndrome with Hirschsprung’s Disease

Rare Disease Day happens every year on the last day of February. As a parent to a child with two rare diseases, this day is particularly important to me.

Alethea Mshar
Nutrition Management

Nutrition Management for Children with Developmental Disabilities Webinar Video

Join us for this free webinar on Nutrition Management for Children with Developmental Disabilities. This webinar addresses feeding issues and nutrient needs

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
child with complex medical needs

My Child with Complex Medical Needs: A Day in the Life Part 1 – Video

If your child has complex medical needs, you're no stranger to the hospital. Today my son and I are spending a whole day there doing medical testing.

Alethea Mshar
parents of special needs children

Super Parents of Special Needs Children

Super parents of special needs children are resilient, resourceful, resolute and steadfast. Most days it's enough, but some days it's not even close.

Alethea Mshar
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