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Daring to Hope

I’ve always been a seeker of knowledge and information. When I became a mom it definitely kicked this trait into hyper-drive.  Of all the things I’ve learned and experienced, the special needs community was something I knew little to nothing about. By now, I’ve run the gamut on research and I’m still going strong. Some of the first meaningful pieces I found in regards to my personal healing came from other parents.  One of the first is by Kristi Campbell titled,…

Veteran Suicide, Disorders & Conditions – Get and Find Help from NAMI

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, covers a wide array of issues stemming from disorders, conditions and mental illness, including suicide.   Visit NAMI.org for more information or you can click on any of the conditions or disorders below the video to be directed to any of the specific pages on the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) website. According to NAMI as of this post, twenty-two veterans die by suicide each day. NAMI offers peer support, family education programs and policy…

Educator, Parent & Student Resources – Bullying

PACER is a wonderful resource for anyone taking care of someone with disabilities.  Parents, Teachers and Advocates can find so many useful tools on their website.     PACER is also a leader in the fight against bullying individuals with disabilities or special needs and created the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center.  Visit their website for useful educational tools and ideas. TEACHERS/EDUCATORS: Templates, Charts, Videos, Posters, Classroom Education Models, Project Ideas and more can all be found there.  All age appropriate from…

Haircuts and the Spectrum

Haircuts are a unique challenge for our loved ones on the spectrum, which often makes it a daunting and dreaded task for the caregiver.   In our house, the haircuts are doled out by our loving and patient, Grammie, who just so happens to be a talented hair-stylist by trade.   The haircuts can take up to three days to complete but we are slowly closing that gap with lots of prep work, encouragement, communication and practice.  As far as haircuts…