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What is one of the first things you think about when someone says Halloween?

Most times it is pumpkins and candy.  Followed by the phrase ” trick or treat”

The thing is that small phrase is actually quite important to the holiday.  It is what is expected to be said by all candy hunters and quite frankly there are a number of candy givers who will seriously not give up the treats until those words are said.

But what if your child cannot say those words?  What if your child cannot talk at all? or what if your child has such intense sensory issues that even simply wearing their costume is taking all they have that day?

I have to say that all that really fits how things were for Elizabeth in her early years.  Her special needs of Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) were really affecting her life at this point.  She was non-verbal until five years old and even after that, there words were slow in coming.

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I know that those darn school supplies have been there since, I am thinking, Easter?

Ok, that is an exaggeration, but seriously they are there very early in the summer.

But now, some of us have children who are headed off to school as soon next week!

Even though we all could have picked up some great deals on spiral notebooks, along with some  jelly beans, now really is the time to do things to help your special needs child start the year off as smoothly as possible.

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