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The Art of the Present

Posted on December 13, 2016

Originally posted Posted on December 5, 2012 For kids who have a hard time taking the perspective of others — kids with “social thinking” challenges — coming up with presents for Mom, Grandpa, or a school buddy is a near-Herculean task. After all, a present is a way of saying, “I know you, and when I put myself in your

Take Care of Yourself

Posted on December 13, 2016

Originally Posted on December 18, 2012 It should come as no surprise to parents of children with special needs that holidays can add to the stresses already present in our lives. In the book Married With Special Needs Children, some common causes of stress in couples raising children with special needs include: lack of a diagnosis information overload financial issues

Playing Santa is Sometimes Hard

Posted on December 13, 2016

Originally posted on December 19, 2012 by Nora Thompson, Executive Director When my daughter Kate (who suffered a brain injury at age 2) was young, we’d go see Santa and take the annual picture. Positioning her on his lap, wiping any drool away, and maybe even getting her to smile meant we had to find the really patient Santa and