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Monthly archive for July 2018

5 Ways to Advocate for Your Special Needs Kid

5 Ways to Advocate for Your Special Needs Kid
You’re grappling with the emotions of discovering your kid has a learning disability and suddenly find yourself trying to decode the foreign language of IEPs. You might also worry that your school isn’t doing enough, or doing the right things, for your child. But your experience can be influenced by howRead more

Please invite my kid with special needs to your kid’s party

Please invite my kid with special needs to your kid’s party
PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO My son Zach bounded off the school bus waving a party invitation as if it were a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. “I’m going to Matthew’s birthday party!” my then-ten-year-old yelled, bouncing around the yard, before he crashed through the door into the house, hollering about what presentRead more

I said I wouldn’t adopt a child with FASD—and now I have four

I said I wouldn’t adopt a child with FASD—and now I have four
People say: “If you adopt older children, rather than babies, you know what you’re getting.” Well it turns out we didn’t.   PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO It was a scorching day so I’d taken my children to a splash pad. I was watching my daughters dancing in the water, when out of theRead more
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