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Inclusion Camps: Questions to Ask

Inclusion Camps: Questions to Ask

One of the benefits of a special needs camp is that kids can share experiences with others who have similar challenges.  While camps designed for specific needs offer very specialized care, some families would prefer to attend a traditional camp that caters to all children….

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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.     The ABCs of Learning Issues by Dana…

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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!   Selma’s Dolls $39.99; SelmasDolls.com Selma’s Dolls introduce the beauty of differences through play. Via the storybook, parents can teach their children that differences are special and lead to friendship and understanding. And ultimately those differences lead…

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A Fantastic Grant from the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities

A Fantastic Grant from the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities

The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego would like to thank the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities for their generous charitable sponsorship of $5,000. Support from the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities will help us move forward with our mission of helping parents and advocates in…

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Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?

Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?

Last year various regions of California were affected by a multitude of fires, floods, earthquakes and storms. Is your family prepared if disaster strikes San Diego? While impossible to predict all eventualities, disaster preparedness experts agree that it’s best to plan ahead. This is particularly…

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Halloween Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Halloween Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Costumes, Halloween parties, trick-or-treating and spooky decorations are fun for most kids, but for a child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Halloween celebrations can be overwhelming. A child with SPD processes input from the five senses differently. What is background music to others may be…

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Hailey’s Hand: 8-year-old brings awareness of Poland Syndrome through baseball

Hailey’s Hand: 8-year-old brings awareness of Poland Syndrome through baseball

Eight-year-old Hailey Dawson set a goal to throw the first pitch at every Major League Baseball stadium—and she’s doing just that without a fully developed right hand. Hailey was born with Poland Syndrome, which causes underdeveloped or missing chest muscles on one side of the…

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Who’s Got Back-to-School Jitters? Mom and Dad, that’s who.

Who’s Got Back-to-School Jitters? Mom and Dad, that’s who.

Nerves and butterflies don’t just happen to school-bound students once autumn approaches and the streets fill up again with big yellow buses. Nope. We parents get the jitters, too—especially parents of kids with special needs. We worry: Will his new teacher “get it?” Will the…

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How Parents Can Help Kids with Different Physical Abilities Move into College Housing

How Parents Can Help Kids with Different Physical Abilities Move into College Housing

Your teen is heading off to college—congratulations! It’s a really exciting time for all of you, but it’s also one that requires extra planning. That’s particularly true if your student needs accessible housing. You know your child’s abilities and limitations best, which means you’re in…

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You Will Probably Be Fine: Tips for parents of kids with anxiety

You Will Probably Be Fine: Tips for parents of kids with anxiety

When I was 8 or 9 years old, I saw a production of The Nutcracker on TV and fell in love with the idea of ballet. I pirouetted around the house night and day, with dreams of pink slippers in my head, until finally my…

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