Parenting Special Needs Kids

Things that Go Growling in the Night

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Parenting Special Needs Kids

But you do what you have to do for your beautiful child. You endure with grace (usually) the annoying platitudes of friends and family who don’t get it, who can’t get it. And though you fight not to roll your eyes when you hear once again how strong you are to manage all that you manage, you have to admit there is truth there. You ARE, in fact, a rock star. more

Kids with Disabilities Thrive with the Right Environment

September 17, 2021

Children whose surroundings are nurturing, engaging, empowering and accessible are better able to flourish in their development.

Get Your Business Running Strong as a Parent with a Disability

September 14, 2021

Entrepreneurship is an enticing proposition...flexible hours (but, make no mistake, not less hours) to manage the little ones as well as your disability. But how to get started? Read on...

Could an ADHD or Autism Coach Be Right for You?

August 18, 2021

Not all coaches wear whistles. Some of the best are the ones that understand how your disability impacts you, and who can equip you with strategies to more effectively leverage your skills to thrive.

Help! My Kid with a Disability is Going Back to School After a Year and a Half at Home!

July 7, 2021

With excitement and trepidation, kids with disabilities are headed back to school after the longest hiatus ever. Parents, these important tips will help you mitigate your child's fears, interact effectively with the school and make that first day back a good one.

Camp Wamp Across America

May 7, 2021

Since Camp Wamp can't host their famous summer camp for kids with disabilities, they are taking it on the road to a city near you! Bring your kiddo for their next great adventure.

Creating Accessible Remote Education

April 2, 2021

Parents and educators alike continue to struggle to structure distance learning programs that will resonate with their children with a wide range of disabilities. Consider these helpful strategies in making your kid's remote education experience a positive one.

Autism Parenting Summit is Open for Free Registration

March 24, 2021

Created for parents of children on the autism spectrum, the virtual Autism Parenting Summit is packed full of expert speakers covering behavior solutions, communication skills, sensory solutions, fitness, transitioning to adulthood and diet & nutrition and more. Plus, it's free!

Parenting with A Disability – Good Support Makes All the Difference

January 19, 2021

People with disabilities are rock stars when it comes to adapting challenging situations to work for them, parenting included. A solid support system is also integral to successful Mommy and Daddy-hood.

These 5 Exercises Will Help Your Child Learn to Write

January 9, 2021

Remote learning has put many parents in the educational driver's seat…here are some great advice to help your little one learn to write.

EP Magazine: A Trusted Resource for Families with Disabilities Celebrates 50 Years

November 11, 2020

For half a century, EP Magazine has been a go-to resource for families, helping them to navigate all aspects of life with a disability. In honor of its milestone birthday, EP is sharing its coveted content for free!

Parenting with a Disability: Reflections from a Quad Mom

July 6, 2020

Once Dani Izzie overcame her personal insecurities about expanding her family, the plot twists kept coming. Twins. Covid. Giving birth during a pandemic. Spoiler alert: There's a happy ending—two beautiful baby girls.

3 Great Companion Pets (Other than Dogs) for Kids with Disabilities

May 20, 2020

If we've learned anything from Disney, it's that kids are naturally drawn to animals who help them in their struggles with anxiety, making connections, responsibility and empathy. If your child is having trouble coping with his or her world, consider these non-canine alternatives.

Go-to Homebound Therapy Tips for Your Medically Complex Child

March 23, 2020

The kids have been home for weeks and parents nationwide are scrambling to keep them entertained and e-learned. But for special needs moms and dads, there is the added challenge of continuing their support therapies. These tips can help!

Unleash Your Inner Superhero

February 10, 2020

Never underestimate the power of a cape. Tiny Superheroes gets it, and they ensure that thousands of kid with disabilities or illnesses around the world can don their own capes and feel powerful as they face their challenges.

Wild Ride from Abilities Expo to ‘Fixer Upper’ to Paying it Forward

December 12, 2019

What a rollercoaster! Meet the Copp family who have their hands full raising two active wheeling sons. Follow their exciting journey through TV fame with Joanna and Chip Gaines to giving back with their Raising Wheels Foundation.

The Secret to My Success: Swimming Like an Angelfish

November 30, 2019

The enormous impact of aquatic therapy at an early age cannot be emphasized enough. Organizations like Swim Angelfish harness the therapeutic properties of water to improve strength, motor skills and more.

Children with Epilepsy Discover the Fun of NillyNoggin EEG Caps

October 21, 2019

Standing by while your child endures test after test is heart wrenching. One mom decided to infuse some fun and is bringing smiles to the faces of countless kids with epilepsy.

7 Products Every Caregiver Should Try

August 22, 2019

These simple, inexpensive ideas will go a long way in helping our caregivers with their labors of love. And caregivers, remember that friends and family want to help. Let them!

How to Motivate Kids with Disabilities

June 13, 2019

The right balance of encouragement and persuasion depends on your child and these useful insights will help keep him or her on track.

'Simply Mae' is About the Kid, Not the Disability

May 27, 2019

Little Mae has an imagination to be reckoned with and cerebral palsy. This new children's book follows her escapades and is perfect for any child who loves a colorful, exciting story.

Accessible Playground Leaves No Child on the Sidelines

May 24, 2019

Because play is universally important, playgrounds should be universally accessible. On the outskirts of Chicago, the Sandlot is a gateway to fun for families of all abilities.

Make Nutrition Fun for the Whole Family

May 22, 2019

Step 1: Eat together as a family. Step 2: Involve the kids in the family's nutritious choice. Step 3 and beyond: Keep reading.

For Harold the Wheeling Dog, It's All Attitude

May 20, 2019

This pint-size pooch has become a powerhouse therapy dog, helping kids with disabilities to feel loved and accepted.

Let's Read Teaches Kids to Champion Disability Inclusion

February 22, 2019

Author Brenda Koch tells an empowering tale about Bobby, a little boy with disabilities who teaches his friends that they are not so different. When we introduce young children to the importance of disability inclusion, we lay the foundation for a more accepting world.

Post-Diagnosis of Autism: An Era of Engagement

February 1, 2019

Learn how families can help optimize the quality of life after their loved one has been diagnosed with Autism.

Top 10 Ways Dogs Are Perfect for People with Autism

March 6, 2019

Dogs offer companionship and unconditional love which can drastically impact the way people on the spectrum engage with the world.

Dogs in School?!? What does ADA Say?

January 16, 2019

Service dogs drastically increase the independence of their human partners...that's a given. So, can they do their jobs at school, too? Learn what requirements must be met for your dog to go to class.

Make Your Home Stress-Free for Kids with Anxiety

January 3, 2019

Managing anxiety is a tall order for your little one. These insightful cues can help you transform your home into a safe haven.