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Tooth Smarts: Early Preventative Care Improves Smiles for Kids with Disabilities

Tooth Smarts: Early Preventative Care Improves Smiles for Kids with Disabilities

Parents might not think it’s imperative to be concerned about dental care before a child has teeth, but that simply isn’t true. Since the mouth is where most bacteria enter the body, tooth decay can be damaging to the whole body. It can enter the…

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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! Blockaroo Windmill $49.99; ThinkBlueMarble.com These soft foam magnetic blocks click together like magic, rotate 360-degrees, and always attract to each other, creating a multi-sensory experience. Explore shapes, colors, and frustration-free stacking with soft foam blocks that are…

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Three Excellence in Journalism Awards Received from the San Diego Press Club

Three Excellence in Journalism Awards Received from the San Diego Press Club

YES, we did it again! The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego won three outstanding awards at the 47th Annual San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. Our annual publication, Flourishing Families, once again received a 3rd place award in the Special Interest/One-Time Publications category. A big win for the…

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All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair  Interactive Drive-Thru Event!

All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair Interactive Drive-Thru Event!

The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego is hosting our 3rd annual All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair. This Interactive Drive-Thru event is FREE for families this fall! On Sunday, October 11 from 1 to 4 pm at the Salvation Army Kroc…

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All-Inclusive Virtual READ 3X3 Literacy Event Success

All-Inclusive Virtual READ 3X3 Literacy Event Success

Thanks for joining us at the 2nd annual All-Inclusive READ 3 x 3 Literacy Event hosted by the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego. We had a great time working with local authors, Henry Herz, Margarita Elizondo and Cindy Jenson-Elliott as well as our…

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Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

The Cozee Battery Powered Heated Blanket$249.99; TheCozee.comCreated for their daughter, Brianna, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, it’s the first, best and only product of its kind. As is true with most people who are wheelchair bound, poor circulation caused Brianna to get cold very…

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San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Someone San Diego Should Know” – Emily Dolton

San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Someone San Diego Should Know” – Emily Dolton

Our resource specialist Emily Dolton was recently featured in San Diego Union-Tribune‘s “Someone San Diego Should Know” column.  Emily has been instrumental in the development of the Special Needs Resource Foundation and our annual Flourishing Families resource guide, available for free to San Diego and Imperial County residents.  Emily has…

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Superhero Sensory Sidewalk Course

Superhero Sensory Sidewalk Course

Create a Superhero-Themed Obstacle Course  Who doesn’t love an old-fashioned obstacle course? San Diego artist Emily Dolton created an amazing superhero-themed course with sidewalk chalk and toys to inspire families to make their own. Use outdoor toys you have around the house. Be sure to…

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Music Moves Us: The Buzz on Local Musician Steph Johnson

Music Moves Us: The Buzz on Local Musician Steph Johnson

Two years ago, Steph Johnson and Brady Grinnell were on the cover of Flourishing Families, our annual publication featuring resources and articles for parents of children with special needs. Brady has Autism and was featured as part of an article on music therapy, while local…

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Programs that Offer Faith-Based Support

Programs that Offer Faith-Based Support

When Amanda Coleman responded to a friend’s invitation to visit a faith-based program for families with special needs, she didn’t know what to expect. Coleman, who doesn’t consider herself religious, recognized the importance of finding support as she and her family waded through medical information,…

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