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Indoor Activities for Special Needs Children

Young parents playing with their toddler

Whether you’re stuck inside because of a global pandemic, health concerns, changing weather, or all of the above, finding engaging activities for your child with special needs can be a difficult task. Not to mention, you’re likely busy shuffling your family to and from school, work, doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, and a myriad of other…

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A Parent’s Guide to Epilepsy

Dad and laughing child

Whether your child was just diagnosed, or your family has been suffering for years, Epilepsy is a brain disorder that can leave parents feeling powerless and out of control. According to the CDC (2015 report), 470,000 children ages 17 and under have active epilepsy. It is one of the most common nervous disorders, according to…

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What is Caregiver Burnout and How Does it Affect You?

Female caregiver embracing pediatric patient

Caring for a heath-compromised loved one 24 hours per day, 7 days per week can be exhausting. Parents of Special Needs children, family members of sick elderly persons, and even an employed healthcare professional often find themselves in a place of depletion and guilt over how difficult it becomes to balance all of the demands…

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How Service Animals Can Help Children with Special Needs

Girl and service dog in super hero outfits

Caring for a dependent with special needs is no small feat. If you find yourself needing more assistance as you raise your special needs child and are wondering if there are other resources and means of caretaking assistance, you’re not alone. Many families are benefitting from the addition of a service animal to their home;…

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What Does it Take to Become a CNA?

CNA walking through home with a senior patient

A Certified Nurse Assistant, or CNA, is arguably one of the most important jobs in the medical field. Responsible for the day-to-day caring of hospital patients, as well as walking with individuals through emotionally difficult days of procedures and pain, CNAs collectively form the foundation of health care facilities. What Does a CNA Do? Before…

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Common Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Girl child yawning while holding a pillow

We’ve all experienced those days where tiredness seems to follow us around like a cloud. It affects our productivity, our mood, and our emotional regulation. Children experience the same thing after a restless night. But for kids, sleep issues can become extremely detrimental to their future health if left unmitigated. According to a study by…

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Things Every Special Needs Parent Needs to Hear Right Now

Special needs parent giving daughter a piggyback ride

If you’re a parent of a special needs child, you’re likely accustomed to receiving unhelpful platitudes about your medical, lifestyle, and child-rearing choices. Like many, you’ve probably been given unsolicited advice, asked offensive (albeit naive) questions, and offered unhelpful judgment by well-meaning friends, family members, and even strangers. If you find yourself frustrated or saddened…

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How to Navigate COVID-19 For Your Special Needs Child

Special needs child in wheelchair outside with parent

Within the last couple of months, COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus of 2019) has become a pandemic. The United States government has addressed the concern of this disease nation-wide and asks that the population take necessary precautions to live out our day-to-day lives. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization) have…

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9 Tips for Parents of Special Needs Children

Special needs child with her parent

Having a child with medical disabilities can include intimidating tasks that a “typical” child may not demand. However, this doesn’t mean that we don’t care for our children differently. On the contrary, we are more likely to become excited with our special needs child’s development! Before we list off our top tips for being a…

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Helping Your Medically Complex Child Help Others

Your medically complex child gets a lot of help from you, regardless of the specifics of their condition(s). Yet one of the best things you can do for them is to help them help others. At the end of the day, everyone wants to feel useful, and many children with medical complexities don’t get as…

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