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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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Strong, Disabled Voices: Middle grade books featuring characters with disabilities

Strong, Disabled Voices: Middle grade books featuring characters with disabilities

Books for Littles is an online curated list of children’s books that features strong, empowered and diverse voices. In their website post, The Uhura Test: Making Space for Peers and Equals, they establish a simple set of guidelines for black characters based on the strong,…

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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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Success at the All Inclusive Day of Play Drive-Thru Event 2020

Success at the All Inclusive Day of Play Drive-Thru Event 2020

We had a great time hosting the All Inclusive Day of Play Drive-Thru Event! We were able to combine efforts from many local organizations to help families find needed resources and create unique family memories this year at our Drive-Thru event. We are very proud…

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All Inclusive Day of Play Craft Projects for Children of All Abilities

All Inclusive Day of Play Craft Projects for Children of All Abilities

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Vendor Resources: All Inclusive Day Of Play Drive-thru Event

Vendor Resources: All Inclusive Day Of Play Drive-thru Event

The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego is hosting our 3rd annual All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair. Here’s a resource list of vendors who will be attending this year’s event. Anna Hibner, Consultant Usborne Books https://k8288.myubam.com A.R.C.C. Center www.arcccenter.org Autism Speaks…

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