Tag Archives: Special Needs – Families

The Misunderstood Child: Sensory Processing 101

A typical morning in my home begins with the words, “My clothes hurt me.” or  “They are too loose.” or “I need new clothes.” As a result, I began the search for the “right” clothes for my 4-year-old daughter. After many tears and lots of tight hugs, she begins her day in the same dress

Special Needs Guide 2016: Autism in Area Families

You probably know someone, or maybe you are the someone, who has a child diagnosed with autism. One in every 68 American children is currently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurological developmental disorder affecting the brain. Symptoms include difficulties with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. According to the U.S. Centers

Get the ball rolling with Bittersweet’s Social Living Club

Whether you love football, soccer, hockey, basketball, or something else, organized sports are a great way for kids to boost their confidence, exercise and have a blast. But it’s not all fun and games— playing sports also teaches young athletes teamwork, cooperation, leadership and dedication. For teens who want to hone these social skills, Bittersweet’s