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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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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

  Wobble Cushion $19.99; LakeshoreLearning.comJust place this handy cushion on the floor or on a chair—for flexible seating anywhere. This super-durable vinyl cushion is specially designed to let children wiggle and wobble while they sit…helping kids focus as they move. It features large nubs on…

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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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