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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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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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5 Local Spots for Outdoor Learning

5 Local Spots for Outdoor Learning

Studies show that kids with special needs spend less time outdoors than typical children. Barriers like inaccessibility and the need for additional supervision might keep them from enjoying the incredible benefits of the natural world. Outdoor spaces provide a feast for the senses—billowing breezes, crunchy…

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I Have Autism: A mother’s story

I Have Autism: A mother’s story

When I tell friends I was recently diagnosed with autism, some of them scoff and call it nonsense. They say I function fine, that I smile, laugh and socialize. I’m a mother who is active in the lives of my three sons; I have published…

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What to Know About Getting Emergency Prescriptions During Disasters

What to Know About Getting Emergency Prescriptions During Disasters

There are many variables involved in obtaining prescription medications during times of disaster, including the overall state of the emergency, type of medication, federal regulations, insurance authorization, corporate pharmacy policies, transportation issues, electronic access, phone communications and more. The best way to prepare is to…

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Adaptive Canoeing Builds Confidence in Kids with Visual Impairment

Adaptive Canoeing Builds Confidence in Kids with Visual Impairment

Imagine the courage it takes for children to try outrigger canoeing. That’s the situation for some visually impaired kids who have participated in an adaptive program run by the Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club, a Hawaiian outrigger canoeing program for kids in San Diego. “The…

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5 Yoga Benefits for Kids with Special Needs

5 Yoga Benefits for Kids with Special Needs

As a certified yoga instructor, I have long been aware of yoga’s ability to benefit a person’s mind and body. However, it was not until my daughter, who has special needs, trained to receive her certification to become one of the first teen yoga instructors…

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Accessible Vacations

Accessible Vacations

Do you travel with a loved one who has special needs? Planning a wonderful family vacation should be fun, not stressful. Here are some destinations that go above and beyond to accommodate every member of your family. Morgan’s Wonderland, San Antonio, TX This San Antonio theme…

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Health Risks for Children with Down Syndrome

Health Risks for Children with Down Syndrome

Approximately one in every 700 babies born in the U.S. has Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, a chromosomal disorder in which children are born with three copies of chromosome 21. Parents today have an abundance of available resources to help raise a child with Down…

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Movie Fundraiser for Special Needs

Star Wars The Last Jedi Movie Fundraiser for Special Needs

Thank you for joining the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego for OPENING NIGHT of Star Wars The Last Jedi! We had a great time taking photos with Star Wars characters, making Star Wars themed crafts, winning prizes, eating movie snacks and of course watching the much-anticipated sequel, Star Wars: The Last…

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