Resources for families with special needs

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! Barbie Fashionista with Wheelchair Assortment and Barbie Fashionista with Prosthetic Leg $7.99-$19.99; Mattel.com In collaboration with the UCLA Mattel Children’s hospital, the wheelchair is modeled after a real, rigid frame wheelchair. The doll included has an articulated…

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Improv on the Spectrum

Improv on the Spectrum

by Anne Malinoski I recently had the privilege of meeting with local nonprofit Unscripted Learning to observe their popular youth improv class. Like many teens I know, the students were quirky, comical and utterly delighted to hassle their teacher when he made a social blunder….

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Fundraiser

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Fundraiser

Join the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego on December 20, 7 pm at UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley for the celebration of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie fundraiser! Our events offer much more than just seeing the movie on OPENING NIGHT weekend….

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Success! Beyond the Diagnostic Label – Facilitating Communication and Interaction

Success! Beyond the Diagnostic Label – Facilitating Communication and Interaction

Thank you for joining the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego for our first speaker series topic: Beyond the Diagnostic Label – Facilitating Communication and Interaction presented by Karyn Lewis Searcy, M.A. CCC-SLP Karyn discussed elements of communication and how a delay or disorder impacts…

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Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

Stretch Laces $9.99; TheOriginalStretchLace.com Bounce, stretch, jump, run…these laces are designed to support any and all movement no matter the activity. The only elastic stretch shoelace that looks like classic lace ups and works on all types of shoes and boots. Make every lace up a slip…

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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. Some of these are designed for kids with disabilities…

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Student Athletes Prove Life on Wheels Has No Boundaries

Student Athletes Prove Life on Wheels Has No Boundaries

Meet Riley Phelps A single look at Riley Phelps’ activity schedule is exhausting. Whether she’s hitting the slopes in Mammoth with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (with brother Evan snowboarding by her side), surfing the waves in La Jolla, or cheering on the Chieftains as part…

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Free Speaker Event for Parents: Beyond the Diagnostic Label – Facilitating Communication and Interaction

Free Speaker Event for Parents: Beyond the Diagnostic Label – Facilitating Communication and Interaction

Join us, the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego, as we present our first speaker series topic: Beyond the Diagnostic Label – Facilitating Communication and Interaction presented by Karyn Lewis Searcy, M.A. CCC-SLP Karyn Searcy, clinical director of TERI Crimson Center for Speech & Language, clinical faculty…

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5 Great Apps for Kids with Special Needs

5 Great Apps for Kids with Special Needs

If you’re a parent or caregiver of kids with special needs, you may be familiar with apps that help kids learn to navigate social situations. Here are five that specifically help with communication, understanding emotions, managing conflicts and more. Each app is free and available…

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Success at the All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair!

Success at the All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair!

We had so much fun at the 2019 All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair. We were able to combine efforts from many local organizations to help families find needed resources and create wonderful family memories through play. We are very proud to be part…

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