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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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Student Athletes Prove Life on Wheels Has No Boundaries

Student Athletes Prove Life on Wheels Has No Boundaries

Meet Angelo “Tigershark” Sanchez Ten-year-old Angelo “Tigershark” Sanchez is an off-road beast who nabbed a national record in the 1,500-meter race in his everyday chair. He is one of only two pediatric wheelchair athletes to compete in the Spartan Kid Races: tough, muddy obstacle competitions…

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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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Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

Useful Products for Families with Special Needs

15 lb Weighted Blanket $139.99; Huggaroo.com Ultra plush, durable, and luxurious, it is a joy to snuggle with to relax or sleep. Features an incredibly soft, removable, and machine duvet cover, which is secured to the inner weighted quilt with 14 sturdy double ties and…

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All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair!

All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair!

The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego is hosting our 2nd annual All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair. This is a FREE summer event! On Wednesday, August 7 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Miramar Hourglass Recreation Center, 10440 Black…

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A Beginners Guide to Respite Care

A Beginners Guide to Respite Care

Caregiving is the ultimate act of love, but sometimes the most loving thing to do is take a break. Respite care can provide occasional time away for caregivers to focus on their mental health and strengthen relationships with other loved ones. Here’s the best way…

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Benefits, Risks and Limitations of Genetic Testing

Benefits, Risks and Limitations of Genetic Testing

People consider genetic testing for many reasons, such as having a child with special needs, having a family history of a disorder, planning for pregnancy or simple curiosity. Here is important information to consider if your family is considering genetic testing. BENEFITS of Genetic Testing…

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Top Colleges for Adaptive Sports Programs

Top Colleges for Adaptive Sports Programs

California’s adaptive sports programs continue to grow at the high school and college levels. Changes are especially positive for youth who aspire to college-level adapted athletics or simply want to follow an exceptional adapted team. In November of 2016, CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) created an…

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Enjoy an Accessible San Diego – 10 local spots offer helpful perks to kids and caregivers

Enjoy an Accessible San Diego – 10 local spots offer helpful perks to kids and caregivers

Enjoy an Accessible San Diego 10 local spots offer helpful perks to kids and caregivers Many of San Diego’s favorite parks and museums offer accommodations for kids with special needs—but they’re thinking of parents and caregivers, too. Here are local spots that have amenities designed…

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A Big Thanks to Sundt Construction

A Big Thanks to Sundt Construction

We want to thank Sundt Construction for supporting the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego and our Flourishing Families publication by awarding us a $2,000 grant. Sundt has a long tradition of helping the communities where its employees live and work. It is well…

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