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Awareness Corner: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    October is the month that officially rings in Autumn. There are many things that have become synonymous with October, from pumpkin-spiced everything to Halloween activities and spooky décor. There are also many important awareness campaigns that take place in the month of October: Breast Cancer and Lupus to name two, not to mention […]

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Surviving and Thriving with a Special Needs Child

A happy, easy baby: that’s what our daughter Lauren was from the time she was born. She nursed and napped often and easily and started sleeping through the night at just over four months old. Overall, our beautiful blue-eyed daughter fit into our family seamlessly. She and I found our rhythm as mother and daughter, […]

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The Truth Behind Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a behavior disorder found in children that affects the way they interact with parents, teachers, siblings, and peers. Beginning at home, children can become overwhelmed with emotions when they are told no. They combat being told no in various ways and lash out abruptly. They also can become violent towards authority […]

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Discussing Disabilities With Your Kids: When to Talk About It and How

We are all alike, we are all different. As a preschool teacher and currently an in-home childcare provider I have always held this mentality. There are things about each one of us that make us unique and things about us that we have in common with everyone else on the planet. Growing up I was […]

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