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Education and Disability: Understanding the Differences Between the IEP and the 504

At Kid’s Creek Therapy, we pride ourselves on not just treating children, but being a resource for parents of our patients. One question that we commonly receive relates to school – in particular, what are IEPs and 504 plans, what

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Special Needs Parent Tip: Bullet Journaling

Have you heard about bullet journaling? Several months ago I started seeing the phrase “bullet journal” pop up everywhere. I had no idea what it was, and after years of trying and failing and trying and failing again to find a

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How Therapists Are Like Grandparents

A version of this post originally appeared on Bringing the Sunshine. Have you ever noticed that therapists have a lot in common with grandparents? Because I have two children with special needs who’ve spent a lot of time in therapy,

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Three Reasons to Hate Therapy and One Big Reason to Love It

A version of this post originally appeared on Bringing the Sunshine. My daughter, who will be thirteen at the end of this month, has cerebral palsy, and my son, who is five, has Down syndrome. During their short lives, I’ve spent too

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The Trouble With Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Yippee! Around the country, people are wearing crazy socks and attending Buddy Walks. Some folks with Down syndrome are being featured in a video shown in Times Square, a teenage soap opera has a

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Four Tips for Surviving Your Child’s IEP Meeting

It’s IEP season, which we know affects many of you, so this week we welcome back our friend, Andi Sligh, mother of two children with special needs, to share her tips for a successful IEP meeting.  As a mom of a daughter with cerebral palsy

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Surviving the Early Years as a Special Needs Mom

This week we welcome back our friend, Andi Sligh, a guest blogger with a parent perspective. Andi is an ordinary mom living an extraordinary life on the Alabama gulf coast with a daughter with cerebral palsy, a son with Down syndrome, an adventurous

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What to Say to the Parents of a Baby with Down Syndrome: Dos and Don’ts

Note:  The author of this post, Andi Fulton Sligh is a friend of ours who lives in Fairhope, Alabama and is the mother of two children with special needs.  She actively blogs about her life experiences at http://www.bringingthesunshine.com.  She has

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