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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

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
cerebral palsy

Renovating Our Home and Our Lives for Cerebral Palsy

Until we began to carve out our home to make it accessible to our son with cerebral palsy, I did not know I could plan his path to freedom.

Jamie Sumner

How Having a Child with Disability Fosters Empathy

People seem to see my child’s disability first, him as a human being second. I have a desire to engender understanding on behalf of my child.

Alethea Mshar

Taking the Stress Out of Changing Your Child’s G-Tube

Performing any medical procedure on your child can be stressful for all concerned. Swapping out your child's g-tube for a replacement is no exception.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS

Target Redefines Beauty for Kids with Special Needs

We hadn’t even made it to the Target toy section when he laughed and cupped his hands together to sign “more.” He was looking at an ad of a boy in a walker.

Jamie Sumner

Caregiver Contest Finalist Gloria: Soothing Medically-Fragile Children

Gloria G. is from California, and was one of forty finalists chosen out of the over 1,000 entries to...

Aimee Sharp
Pediatric Tube Feeding Guide
2017 Caregiver Contest
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