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How to Smoothly Transition from Elementary to Middle School

The Big Move My son Charlie just turned twelve, which is amazing and wonderful! It’s also when we hit the runway at the end of our elementary school journey and board a flight to the new destination of middle school. That season of life takes up residency in our minds for a reason. It is… Continue reading How to Smoothly Transition from Elementary to Middle School

Jamie Sumner
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Sensory-Friendly Spaces for People with Autism

Create sensory-friendly spaces that are more comfortable and welcoming for people with autism.

Paige Oyaga
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Which Pilot Are You?

We’ve been traveling a great deal recently in comparison to the almost zero travel we did during the pandemic. We’re getting out! And now that springtime is nearing, the endless wide open schedule of summer is calling us. Every July we fly to Colorado. We drove once and once was enough. I will never get… Continue reading Which Pilot Are You?

Jamie Sumner
young asian child with hidden feeding tube sitting outside on a blanket int heh grass, looking down with multiple colored balls around her. her family is adjusting to tube feeding a child at home.

Adjusting to Tube Feeding Your Child At Home

If your child is unable to meet their nutritional needs by mouth, a feeding tube provides a way to obtain life-sustaining nutrients. This method of “eating” bypasses the mouth and esophagus and delivers nutrition directly into the stomach or small intestine. Tube feeding is a tool that allows your child to thrive. It’s common and… Continue reading Adjusting to Tube Feeding Your Child At Home

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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The Reality of Medical PTSD

The majority of my dreams come in the early hours of the morning. The dream that I dream will usually heavily influence how I begin the day.

Jamie Sumner
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A Different Kind of Valentine’s Day Love

Valentine’s Day in elementary school was epic. You decorated your container (mine was a Keds shoebox, because, hello, it was the 80s) in construction paper and glitter stickers. You went to Walmart or Target (because there was no Amazon) and selected the pack of cards to give your class. Then, on the big day, you… Continue reading A Different Kind of Valentine’s Day Love

Jamie Sumner
Enteral Nutrition

National Feeding Tube Awareness Week

From February 4th – 10th, 2024, we celebrate Feeding Tube Awareness Week. Originally hosted by the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, Feeding Tube Awareness Week was created to increase awareness about the lifesaving benefits that tube feeding provides. It also allows us an opportunity to provide recognition and support to families overcoming the day-to-day challenges of… Continue reading National Feeding Tube Awareness Week

Allison Dalton
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Embracing Developmental Differences

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is an important time to recognize and raise awareness about individuals with disabilities and their contributions to society.

Paige Oyaga
Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

Go Green for Cerebral Palsy

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about this neurological disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.

Paige Oyaga
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What ADHD is NOT

It’s so easy to have many ideas and thoughts about children, teens, and young adults with ADHD. What we often label as laziness, poor motivation, and not being able to “just do it” are not those things at all. In fact, our kids with ADHD have deep, individual struggles and resulting strengths. It is a… Continue reading What ADHD is NOT

Dr. Liz Matheis
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