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Category Archives: Guest Blog

A Life Not How I Imagined

I sat there, numb, as the speech pathologist began explaining the different types of feeding tube buttons available. She continued to talk about bolus feedings, decompression tubes, and a number of other … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Letter Can Change Your Life – Words From a New Navy Wife

A letter can change your life. As an English major and a high school English teacher, I can be prone to flights of literary fancy. I love the written word. … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

Life as a New Military Spouse

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is Friday, May 9, 2014. Military Special Needs Network will be running a variety of blogs, graphics, statuses, and facts all about the crazy, incredible, never … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 5 Comments

Why Tolerance Isn’t Tolerable

I think that just about anyone who works in a nonprofit supporting a disenfranchised population has gone through a crash course of unacceptable words that must be removed from your … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

An Ode to the Military Child

Being a Military Child is a tough gig. It seems that once you get the hang of things, everything changes. Whether it be moving every three years to saying goodbye … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Use Report on Rise in Autism to Create Change

In trying to find the best in health care and education for my son Marty, who has autism, I’ve met hundreds of African-American boys and girls like him — kids … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Twice Exceptional

And now for the other side of the ADHD coin: the “twice exceptional” population. This is a group of individuals who may have ADHD, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Epilepsy

March is Developmental Disabilities Month. MSNN will be highlighting a different developmental disability each blog post this month in an effort to educate, inspire and connect our families. If you would like … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Love and Deployments

So you fell in love with a service member, love true love. The falling in love is the easy part.Its the navigating through the lifestyle that gets tricky. With the … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Do You Have a Roadblock – Mental Health for Caregivers

When the news came to me- it was an article gently sent by a caring friend- my first thought as I read the headline that a mom had tried to … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment