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Category Archives: Special Needs Parenting Challenges

How Do You Keep Your Towel Fresh

“A towel, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

I’ve Got Your Disability Awareness Right Here

March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month. As if, for one moment, we forget that there is disability in our lives… Except sometimes, I do forget that my sons are different … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Anti-bullying Resources

It’s all too common among children in general, and the special needs population in specific: bullying. One of the scariest things, to me, about my child with special needs is … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Back To School Social Stories

Looking to ease the transition from summer vacation to back to school? Download and customize these fabulous Back to School social stories from Olivia.  Back to School Resources (1) Olivia … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Back to School IEP Advice

As we enter August, many of our readers are bracing for IEP season, as well as the challenges of sending our children back to school. Throughout this month, MSNN will … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Adequate? At Best!

You have to hand it to Tricare. They tell you right up front what you’re entitled to as a military family member. The word “adequate” is frequently used to describe … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 9 Comments