My son, Anthony, is 4 years old and diagnosed with cerebral palsy. After receiving that diagnosis, amongst the many thoughts and feelings that went through my mind and heart, the most prominent one was fear. I was a special educator, and now a special needs mom. Over the course of 4 years, I’ve learned a lot as an educator and… Read More
A special professional can make all of the difference to a child with special needs. These professionals did. Read their inspiring stories here.
Learning to swim – or at least learning to be safe and comfortable in and around the water is a valuable skill for anyone, especially for children with special needs. Water has always been a part of my life. My career with water started with all the typical learn to swim programs and has spanned swim teams at the club,… Read More
Giving Retriever’s strategies and desensitization techniques to help someone who is fearful, remain functional in the presence of a dog. To begin the process of managing and eventually overcoming the fear, a few things are essential: All interactions with dogs must be on the terms of the fearful child rather than the dog. Do your best to manage situations where… Read More
Because of having a few inept pediatric doctors miss or late diagnose signs & symptoms of illness, in Nicholas’s early life, I was fortunate to have a few wonderful pediatric doctors, after his disability was permanent. One particular Doctor that I have deep respect & admiration for is Dr. Robert Ward, pediatric ENT, then at New York Hospital, now at… Read More