Resources for families with special needs

A Big Thanks to Sundt Construction

A Big Thanks to Sundt Construction

We want to thank Sundt Construction for supporting the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego and our Flourishing Families publication by awarding us a $2,000 grant. Sundt has a long tradition of helping the communities where its employees live and work. It is well…

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Special Needs Resource Foundation Wins San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards

Special Needs Resource Foundation Wins San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards

We’re very excited to announce! The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego won 2 big awards at the 45th Annual San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. Our annual publication, Flourishing Families, received 2nd place in Special Interest/One-Time Publications category. A big win…

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Understanding Canine Therapy and How it Helps Children with Special Needs

Understanding Canine Therapy and How it Helps Children with Special Needs

Dogs are often known as a man’s best friend, but these loving animals can also change the life of a child who needs extra support. Therapy dogs are more than your average pet—they are trained to provide comfort and affection to individuals in hospitals, schools…

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Book Reviews for Families with Special Needs

Book Reviews for Families with Special Needs

Kids of all abilities have similar experiences, how they manage the process can be different and require more care. We’ve reviewed several books for kids with special needs and the parents and professionals working with them.     The ABCs of Learning Issues by Dana…

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Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

  KINNEBAR 200 $149.99; Kinnebar.com KINNEBAR is a portable and adjustable foot swing that fits under a child’s workstation. It allows children to move in their seat and improves in seat behavior as well as improve time on task. It is wonderful for all children,…

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Kid-tested, Parent-approved Toys for Kids of All Abilities

Kid-tested, Parent-approved Toys for Kids of All Abilities

Kid-tested, parent-approved toys for kids of all abilities!   Selma’s Dolls $39.99; SelmasDolls.com Selma’s Dolls introduce the beauty of differences through play. Via the storybook, parents can teach their children that differences are special and lead to friendship and understanding. And ultimately those differences lead…

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A Fantastic Grant from the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities

A Fantastic Grant from the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities

The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego would like to thank the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities for their generous charitable sponsorship of $5,000. Support from the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities will help us move forward with our mission of helping parents and advocates in…

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Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?

Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?

Last year various regions of California were affected by a multitude of fires, floods, earthquakes and storms. Is your family prepared if disaster strikes San Diego? While impossible to predict all eventualities, disaster preparedness experts agree that it’s best to plan ahead. This is particularly…

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Halloween Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Halloween Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Costumes, Halloween parties, trick-or-treating and spooky decorations are fun for most kids, but for a child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Halloween celebrations can be overwhelming. A child with SPD processes input from the five senses differently. What is background music to others may be…

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Hailey’s Hand: 8-year-old brings awareness of Poland Syndrome through baseball

Hailey’s Hand: 8-year-old brings awareness of Poland Syndrome through baseball

Eight-year-old Hailey Dawson set a goal to throw the first pitch at every Major League Baseball stadium—and she’s doing just that without a fully developed right hand. Hailey was born with Poland Syndrome, which causes underdeveloped or missing chest muscles on one side of the…

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