Judith Carter

Judith understands the difficulties of raising a special needs child and hopes that sharing her family’s stories can help others find strength to continue on their own special needs journey.

Judith Carter
A mother holding her son.

Special Needs

6 Hard Truths I’ve Learned Being a Special Needs Mom

Parenting a special needs child can be exhausting, both physically and emotionally, but it will also be the most rewarding thing you'll ever do.

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Parenting, Special Needs

When my family accused me of using my special needs child as an excuse

We make decisions for our medically fragile kids every day, but sometimes family members just don't understand our reasons.

young boy smiling at school

Education, Special Needs

When our school gave up on my special needs son

Are you a parent of a special needs child whose school isn't working hard enough to help him reach his goals? A message to you: Never give up.

Crazy Gears app

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Crazy Gears app with CVI settings

This app that teaches cause and effect and basic math concepts also has a built in "cortical visual impairment option" that allows you to change the color scheme.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Now I See You: Nicole Kear’ Story About Being Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Author Nicole Kear describes her reaction to the diagnosis of losing her vision to retinitis pigmentosa that she received in college, and the choices it caused her to make in...

Happy young children eating

Feeding and Eating

Notube: Special Feeding Counseling for Children with Feeding Tubes

Notube is a company that provides online coaching on how to wean your child off of a feeding tube and onto eating orally. Their approach is clinically based and provides...

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Education, Special Needs

My Special Journal: Home to School Communication Notebook

My Special Journal is a pre-printed communication notebook that lets teachers quickly summarize a special needs child's day at school.

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Schools for the Blind

Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired educates students from k-12 while offering an early education program.

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Schools for the Blind

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind educate students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and low vision.