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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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Who’s Got Back-to-School Jitters? Mom and Dad, that’s who.

Who’s Got Back-to-School Jitters? Mom and Dad, that’s who.

Nerves and butterflies don’t just happen to school-bound students once autumn approaches and the streets fill up again with big yellow buses. Nope. We parents get the jitters, too—especially parents of kids with special needs. We worry: Will his new teacher “get it?” Will the…

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How Parents Can Help Kids with Different Physical Abilities Move into College Housing

How Parents Can Help Kids with Different Physical Abilities Move into College Housing

Your teen is heading off to college—congratulations! It’s a really exciting time for all of you, but it’s also one that requires extra planning. That’s particularly true if your student needs accessible housing. You know your child’s abilities and limitations best, which means you’re in…

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All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair!

All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair!

The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego is hosting an All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair! On Tuesday, August 7 from 10 am to 1 pm at the North Clairemont Recreation Center, families from around the county are invited to celebrate the…

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You Will Probably Be Fine: Tips for parents of kids with anxiety

You Will Probably Be Fine: Tips for parents of kids with anxiety

When I was 8 or 9 years old, I saw a production of The Nutcracker on TV and fell in love with the idea of ballet. I pirouetted around the house night and day, with dreams of pink slippers in my head, until finally my…

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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!     The Original Fidget Cubes-Marvel Superheroes $9.99; ZURU.com The Original Fidget Cube is a versatile fidget toy featuring six different sides with multiple buttons, dials and switches so fidgeters can quietly focus while clicking, spinning, rolling…

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Zero to 6: Critical Age Windows that Impact Healthy Child Development

Zero to 6: Critical Age Windows that Impact Healthy Child Development

There are two very important early childhood windows that parents should be aware of from the moment a child is born: the 0-6 month window and the 0-6 year window (sometimes referred to as Birth to 5). The two windows set the stage for how…

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