Trick-Or-Treating When Food Allergies are Present

My youngest son is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free and finding candy that isn't Taste Free is tough. Especially with Halloween coming up. Trick-or-Treating with a child with food allergies can be quite challenging. Here are a few...

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Special Needs – Back to School Transition

School has started back up for most kids, and the transition to a new classroom with new friends and teachers can be a difficult one for any kid, but it can be especially challenging if your child has special...

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Five Road Trip Toys for Special Needs Kids

We did it! We survived a road trip with three kids. From Denver to St. Louis, we drove and drove and drove. Fourteen hours in the car with three boys ranging in age from five to fourteen, I thought...

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Five Toys for Outdoor Fun for Kids with Special Needs

It’s getting warmer outside, and the threat of snow is lessening. It’s time to start thinking about how to entertain the kids outdoors! My autistic son loves being outside, and there are quite a few toys that can help...

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Stimming on Spinning!

My autistic son loves anything and everything that spins. Helicopters, cars, fans, pinwheels, you name it! If it spins, he loves it. A lot of kids on the spectrum "stim" on spinning. Stimming is short for self-stimulatory behavior. Almost all...

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Moving Tips With Special Needs Kids

We  recently moved, and I was quite nervous to go through the process with an autistic child. Routine, structure, repetition are all things he craves. Change is something he avoids so change is something I try to avoid. I...

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Visiting Santa with a Special Needs Kid

Visiting Santa in a busy mall with waits of an hour and music blasting, only to have the kids climb up on the same lap hundreds, if not thousands, kids have already sat on that week can be stressful....

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Special Needs Water Fun

The end of summer is upon us but the temperatures are still warm. Water toys are a great way to get some sensory play in while still having fun and cooling down. The next three toys are great for...

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Time to Play Special Needs Back to School

Going to school is a big transition for any child. Throw in special needs concerns, and you potentially have a whole new set of struggles. My son is 4 this year, and as of now, he will be going...

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Five Apple Apps for Special Needs Kids

If your kids are like mine, they take every opportunity they can to use your iPhone or iPad. Recently I was lucky enough to be given a new iPad, so we have converted our first generation one into Brady's...

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