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Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Ghosts of Halloween Past

It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day business of our lives. We forget how far we have come, what we’ve been through, successes achieved. Every once in … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Halloween Survival Kit

Alright, y’all, it’s almost time. We have two full days left to prepare our kiddos for Halloween. Is your Halloween Survival Kit complete? Is it in a handy place? Do … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Adapting Halloween

Life’s never dull over here in Special Needs Land. Nope. Not even on Halloween. So many of our children need special accommodations in every day life. Those needs don’t take … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

20 Days and Counting

Twenty days. Nearly three weeks. Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen who walked out of his New York school – unhampered – has been missing for twenty days. This young man … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Homeschooling Autism: What It Has Taught Me

MSNN is happy to introduce our friend, Jessica Eastman. Jessica is a homeschooling mom to three rambunctious boys, one of whom has autism.  She lives with her husband, the lazy dog, … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 11 Comments

Down Syndrome – Surpassing Expectations

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I wanted to share stories of those who have gone above and beyond what society in general may believe awaits for adults with … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Guest Blog: Arthritis….Not Just An Old Person’s Disease

Michael-Logan Jordan, age 14 and a Marine Corps military dependent, was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 3.  Because of his disabilities, he suffers with a lot of pain, … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Paying the Price for a Plateau

Last week, Addie got dumped.  At our weekly visit to OT and Speech, the therapists informed me that, “due to slow progress” (plateau), they would be discharging us.  The provider … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

Keeping Halloween Allergy-Free and Fun

Food allergies are on the rise. According to Food Allergy Research & Education, the estimate is that nearly 15 million Americans are living with food allergies (FAs). Approximately 1 in … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stronger Together: Standing for Avonte

Today’s post is part of our “Special” Kind of Blog Hop series. The point of this This week’s blog is based on the theme of Stronger Together. Today, I’m dedicating … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · 1 Comment