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Summer Cruising: Using A Therapeutic Recreation Evaluation to Access Adaptive Equipment

Our Feet Rise and Fall Together

Contributor: Rebecca Schlough, Parent “Our Feet Rise and Fall Together”, that was the theme for the Special Olympics USA Games Seattle, 2018. The first week of July 2018, was the best EVER! Our daughter Chloe has been participating in Special Olympics sports since she was 9 –gymnastics, softball, swimming, bowling

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Communicating With the IEP Team

I would personally admit that one of the most complicated and challenging aspects of raising a child with special healthcare needs has been the transition to school. My son, Isaac started kindergarten this past fall. Not only was this a time of transition for our family, it was a very emotional

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7 Tips for Vision Writing

In the world of disabilities and planning I often think of “transition” as moving into adulthood. It starts at age 16 and ends at 22. But truthfully, transitions are constant in life. Those of us with young kids cannot mistake transition as a topic for a later date. It is imperative

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Finding Myself Through Self Care

SELF CARE.  Those two words haunt me everywhere I go.  My therapist, my doctor, my friends, everyone talks about self-care, but does anyone really do it?  What is it?  So, taking a half hour to read a book or chat with a friend or go for a walk is really

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Holiday Travel With a Child With Complex Needs

Holiday Travel With a Child With Complex Needs Travelling around the holidays is stressful for any family. But many families would delight to simply contend with the challenges of packing, entertaining busy little minds and making it to the airport on time. Families whose children have complex medical needs have

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I’m Thankful For…

I’m Thankful For… I often feel that I am in fight mode. Advocating for my son is one of my most important jobs. I feel that I am constantly working to put out some sort of fire, straighten out a complication, or trying to prevent something from going off course.

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Finding a PCA

Finding a PCA I was absolutely crushed when our personal care attendant (PCA) of 2+ years informed me that she would no longer be able to work with my son. We FINALLY had things rolling along smoothly (might seem full of potholes to others, but to us life was moving

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