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Well how did it happen?
August is here!

For us that means school is literally right around the corner. I know I just printed out the supply list for my son, Michael. I think I have been in a state of denial up until the calendar silently started screaming at me that I needed to face reality.

So I did. And now we are planning the other run of the mill back to school things such as clothes shopping and prepping for open house night etc.

But when you have a child with special needs those back to school things get more Read the rest of this entry »

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Why when I write the words vacation do I immediately hear   “The Go-Go’s?”

But it is that time of year!  Time for many to take that summer vacation.

And let’s be honest, vacations take A LOT of planning to accomplish.  From the lodging to travel to packing.  But add in the issue of special needs to the mix for many of us and that adds a whole new layer!

My daughter Elizabeth has special needs.  Specifically, global dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder ( SPD).  So simply put, these disorders affect everyday of her life.  We have learned over the years what it is we need to do to make  vacations successful.  It does take some extra thinking and planning but it is so very worth it. Read the rest of this entry »

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