Posts Tagged 'children'

Different Speeds and Different Needs

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About six years our youngest son Colin was diagnosed with autism. Not the greatest day of lives. I remember sitting quietly in an austere office trying to make sense of this news. My mind leapt from thought to questions to ill-informed attempts at answers. Do we really have a disabled son? I could accept the diagnosis but not the idea my son was without abilities.  I asked myself what would this diagnosis mean for our family? Of course, I had no idea beyond fear or imagination; but I knew that our lives would be forever different. My mind buzzed like an annoying fly around the question: “What could I do to help him?”

Posted by guest Jan 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Get with it! Find out more about “I am Norm!”

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“What IS normal?”  That is the question about 20 teenagers who are working with filmmaker Dan Habib. Dan is the father of a son with cerebral palsy and he is the driving force behind the film “Including Samuel”.

Posted by Tanya Dec 21, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

25 Random Things About being a Mother of a Child with Autism

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1)      My husband and I planned on having our first child after two years of marriage. Matthew beat us by 2 months.

2)      I took Matthew on a job interview when he was eight weeks old because I couldn’t bear to leave him with a babysitter.

Posted by guest Dec 21, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 5 Comments

2010 Disability Toy Ratings from Lekotek and Toys R US

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When the gift-giving season rolls back around, relatives of every description start looking for toys that will make a memorable and lasting impact on a child’s development.  It is always true that relatives who don’t see the child on a daily basis are not sure what type of toy might make the best gift any particular year, since children grow and develop between times we visit with them, and their interests can change so rapidly. It is especially true for families who are looking for the best gift for a child with a disability.

Posted by Tanya Dec 07, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Christmas List

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We love to see the delighted smiles of a child who has unwrapped the paper and ribbon and can finally catch sight of the gift they have received. Their eyes widen and begin to shine. Their mouth opens in a wide, happy grin and they look up at us with appreciation and excitement.

Posted by Tanya Dec 02, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

2010 Top Ten Toys for Tykes

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It’s that time of year when many of us are laboring over the perfect gift to get for someone special.  I was curious how to find recommendations for toys for kids with disabilities so I did some looking around (on the internet of course) and found myself directed to http://www.abilitypath.org/, a site that provides support for parents of kids with disabilities. 

Posted by Blythe Dec 01, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

THE STAR OF THE SHOW

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At this joyous season it is a bit surprising to reflect upon the many little hurts and wounds children can receive.

Posted by Tanya Nov 30, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

SURE! BRING YOUR CHILD ALONG!

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Holiday time can literally tear a family apart, when there is a child in the family who’s active, noisy or withdrawn behaviors make hosts ask anxiously if you are bringing your child along.

Posted by Tanya Nov 16, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments