What It’s Like to be a Child with Spina Bifida

September 26, 2016

As a society, and in our community, we often use the term “special needs” to describe people who are differently abled. The term encompasses people with a whole host of different disabilities and syndromes. It’s become an easily recognizable way to identify a certain group of people. But have you ever stopped to think of what the term really means? To have special needs is to have an extra set of requirements that, if met, will allow you to lead a relatively healthy, safe, and fulfilling life. What unique needs does a child with spina bifida have? To fully answer…Read More

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Indoor Summer Fun for Kids with Special Needs

August 10, 2016

Indoor Summer Fun for Kids with Special Needs Let’s say that you and your child’s physician have completed the summer medical questionnaire (see blog entitled “Preparing Your Child with Special Needs or Disabilities for the Summer”) and you have checked the weather forecasts (see three-part blog series entitled “Summer Weather and Your Child’s Health” or “Summer Series: Weather and Your Child’s Health”) and you suddenly realize that for the next 10 days it may not be best for your child to spend a lot of time outdoors due to the extreme heat. You then ask yourself what can we plan…Read More

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