I recently asked this question to a group of special needs moms: "If you had a magic wand that could 'cure' your child's disability, would you use it? Why or why not?" What they said might surprise you!
Janyia is a little girl with several medical conditions: Arthrogryposis, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic lung disease and Hydrocephalus. This is her story.
Charlotte looks at special needs parenting from a new perspective; the perspective of a parent who is also raising a typically developing child.
Pinterest is one of the best ways for a parent of a child with special needs to find what they need on the internet. Here are my favorite Pinterest boards for parents of kids who are blind or visually impaired.
A list of books (and videos) that parents of blind & visually impaired children should read (and watch). We've listed only the best of the best here so you can read the important books and then get on with the important task of raising your blind child.
My son Jaxon was born with bilateral corneal clouding. We have been through a lot with this little man and I wrote a blog post about some of the things that have helped me along the way.
Traveling with a child who is medically complex can be difficult. Not only do you have all the normal travel woes, but there's medications, medical equipment and emergencies to prepare for. Catherine Rose gives travel tips that will keep your vacation running smoothly!
If you're the parent of a child with medical complexities you're probably feeling pretty stressed. Catherine gives you advice on how to keep your medical records organized so you can feel more in control!
Shannon Gardner writes about her son, Kekoa, and his relationship with his younger sister Oliana, who is blind. She writes about how it can be difficult to have a disabled sibling, but also points out how hard her son works to connect with his sister.
Drew Ann Long has developed an accessible shopping cart designed specifically for larger children and adults with low muscle tone and multiple disabilities.
John Bateman writes about the importance of including all your kids in all activities. When you have a child with special needs it may seem appropriate to keep their activities and therapies separate from your typically developing children, but that's just not realistic.
What are the words of encouragement you wan to hear? One dad shares his balanced approach, advising both hope and acceptance.
Mary McDonach explores the high incidence of divorce among parents raising a disabled child. She advises devoting energy to your relationship plan in order to keep the partnership of parenting intact.