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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,…

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…

Violent Crime More Likely Against Those With Disabilities

There are very few things that can make me as angry as this topic. Anyone who has perused this site probably noticed fairly quickly the amount of space dedicated to crimes committed against individuals with disabilities, specifically the type of disability that makes it difficult to defend or speak for themselves. Please click here for a more in-depth review with further details regarding how crime statistics are relevant to individuals with special needs and their families. I would love to ignore it,…

Law Enforcement and First Responders

Finding yourself in an unexpected situation or emergency that requires law enforcement or first responders has the potential to be a terrifying experience.  There are so many things in even an ordinary scenario with typical family dynamics that could go wrong or change at any moment. It is important to have a proper plan in place for the situations in our lives that are somewhat predictable or considered likely to happen at some point. For example, if you live in a tornado zone, you…

Autism and Wandering 2015

Watching the montage of news footage in this video is what it is often like inside my mind.  My brain will play a constant loop of fear, tragedy and ‘what-if’ driven dialogue that remind me to never let my guard down, stay prevention minded and have a plan. Here is an important video from the National Autism Association on the dangers of wandering and its relationship with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The search times for those found deceased ranged from 15 minutes to 20…