Tag Archives: Special Needs – Families

Sibshops Gatherings: A Place for Brothers and Sisters

This month a new program is starting for brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops Gatherings is a safe place for kids to meet other kids whose brothers and sisters have special needs and to talk openly about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sibling with a disability. Open to kids

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