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How to Use an AAC Device at Halloween

Does your child use an AAC or communication device? Halloween is a popular holiday for many children, and there’s no reason why kids with AAC devices can’t participate fully in the fun! First, you’ll want to program some key Halloween

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How to Succeed at the Holidays When You Have a Child With Special Needs

A few months ago, my children and I were visiting my mom for a few days. The daughter of my mom’s best friend (I’ll call her J) had just moved back to our hometown with her daughter, so my mom

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Three Tips on Surviving the Holidays With Special Needs Kids

Cue the music: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But for some families with special needs children, the holidays can bring anxiety and uncertainty, especially when confronted with large family gatherings either at home or away from home

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The Thanksgiving Table With a Picky Eater

Do you have a picky eater (or problem feeder)? Does thinking about sitting around the Thanksgiving table with family stress you out due to your child’s food choices? Do you wish that family and friends better understood your child’s individual needs

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July 4th, Fireworks, and the Sensory Sensitive Child

The culmination of our Independence Day is typically nighttime fireworks. Most adults and children revel in the traditional display of bright lights and loud booms. Accompanying music can make the experience even more electrifying! Although the majority of the spectators

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