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Tax Planning for Families with Special Needs

Tax Planning for Families with Special Needs

It’s a good time to start planning ahead to minimize taxes for 2021 and beyond. A key consideration for those caring for loved ones with special needs are the tax advantages associated with accounts such as a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA)…

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ShopAble: Support Business Owners with Disabilities

ShopAble: Support Business Owners with Disabilities

Purchasing products and services from business owners with disabilities allows them to achieve independence and self-reliance. It also encourages inclusion and the idea that all people have agency in our community. The more “able” we see people with different abilities, the more common hiring them…

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10 Tax Tips for Families with Special Needs

10 Tax Tips for Families with Special Needs

As if tax season isn’t already an overwhelming task for families caring for loved ones with special needs, 2020 ushered in a unique set of changes and challenges. To help lend clarity to the chaos, consider the following tax tips and consult a tax professional….

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New 2021 Issue of Flourishing Families Available

New 2021 Issue of Flourishing Families Available

We are excited to present our 12th annual publication of Flourishing Families, the resource guide for parents who have children with special needs. There are 1,200 resources to help families find services in San Diego County and Imperial County, organized by diagnosis and needs. Plus,…

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Adaptive Programs Offer Exciting Adventures for Kids with Disabilities

Adaptive Programs Offer Exciting Adventures for Kids with Disabilities

Adaptive sports have been a huge thrill for homeschool senior Ben Lou of Poway. Lou was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) at age one. This rare genetic disease affects motor neurons in the spine, limiting his body’s strength and mobility. He uses an electric…

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How to Prepare for a Child’s Hospital Stay

How to Prepare for a Child’s Hospital Stay

In the past 14 years, Alex has had more visits to the hospital than to his local park. Alex’s odyssey resulted in a diagnosis of a rare, progressive, neurodegenerative disorder NEDAMSS or IRF2BPL related disorder. There are fewer than 30 known cases in the world….

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IEP Self-Advocacy

IEP Self-Advocacy

Attending an IEP (Individualized Education Program) meeting can seem daunting, especially if there is disagreement with an aspect of the program or services. Parents are a child’s best and most knowledgeable advocate, but self-advocacy requires preparation, focus and willingness to find solutions. Here are valuable…

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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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