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Small Steps to Speech

Small Steps to Speech
I have carried the misconception that using supports would hinder Rorys speech from developing. That she might lean to much on sign, a device or pictures not using her words.  This was a mistake on my part. Providing her with other means to communicate will lesson her frustrations around speech, which have been causing her to shut down. 

About the Glory Days Planner

About the Glory Days Planner

The Glory Days Daily Planner was designed to meet the unique needs of a parent or caregiver raising a child who is differently abled. This planner was created by a mom living the everyday life of a special needs parent. Each page was thoughtfully designed with you in mind.

 

The Importance of Community for Special Needs Families

The Importance of Community for Special Needs Families

Nine families gathered with their children to film a Down Syndrome Awareness video for Down Syndrome Awareness month. We’ve been connected via The DSDN and Instagram for a little over a year now. We have processed our diagnosis, our fears, and joys together.

 

Loving a Little One With Trisomy 18

Loving a Little One With Trisomy 18
My daughter Evelyn has Trisomy 18, three 18th chromosomes in every cell of her body, a single ventricle heart, and requires a lot of medical care during the day. But it’s normal to us.

Supporting Someone Whose Child Has Received a Special Needs Diagnosis

Supporting Someone Whose Child Has Received a Special Needs Diagnosis
Hearing your friend or a family member has received the unexpected news their child has arrived with a medical diagnosis can feel overwhelming. Read what our friends and family did right and how you can help.

September Simplicity

September Simplicity
 September gives me some of the same feelings as January. It offers a calm after the rush of the summer months, where we are offered the space to position ourselves for a successful season ahead.  The early weeks of the month bring up the same opportunities for preparation and self-reflection that are so familiar in the New Year. 

How to Share a Special Needs Diagnosis with Friends and Family

How to Share a Special Needs Diagnosis with Friends and Family

Sharing the news with friends and family that our daughter was born with Down Syndrome was a task that filled me with anxiety. In the beginning, I just wasn’t ready to talk about it.  I needed time to get my mind right and understand our new reality.

If you’re currently navigating how to share your child’s special needs diagnosis with friends and family, here are a few things to consider before you begin sharing the news.