Resources for families with special needs

How to Safeguard Children with Special Needs from Bullying

How to Safeguard Children with Special Needs from Bullying

When young Cody joined the peer inclusion preschool at his neighborhood public school, he fit in from the start. His class was a mix of neurotypical “peer mentors” and children with disabilities, including students like Cody with apraxia of speech, a motor speech disorder that…

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Success at the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Fundraiser

Success at the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Fundraiser

We had so much fun hosting this year’s movie fundraiser! Thank you to all the guests, who came out in support of the event. All event proceeds will go to helping families with special needs. Here’s some of the event photos of guest taking photos…

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The How and Why of Self-Care for Caregivers

The How and Why of Self-Care for Caregivers

Many caregivers live with chronic stress—the kind that gnaws at mental and physical health. It can lead to burnout, fatigue and strained relationships. Parenting a child with special needs can be all-consuming, but caregivers who practice effective stress-management can improve the whole family’s wellness. “I’ve…

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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! Watch the video from a past Fantastic Beasts Movie Night Fundraiser Our events offer…

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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! 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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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

Original Stretchlaces $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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