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Halloween Tips: Part 2

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Halloween Tips: Part 1

Halloween is all around us. The air has an autumn crisp to it at night, pumpkins are making their way to more and more porch steps and the amount of fall decor available in every store makes it tempting to start stocking up on candy immediately,...

The School Year With A Special Education Student

by Jessy | Oct 01, 2013 | AHSS, blog, breaks, family, patience, preparation, school, tips |

The Five ‘F’ Fourth of July Plan

July fourth is right around the corner. For the child with autism, the magical day is filled with disastrous events that could leave them feeling un-festive without preparation for the big day. There is a simple strategy to remember when preparing...

Summer Tip #6: Last but not least, ENJOY YOUR CHILD!

You’ve heard it before...our children grow up and one day are no longer children. Although to a special needs parent, the summer can feel endless; it really does go by in the blink of an eye. As our children grow up, they will continue to blossom...

Summer Tip #5: Ease back into the Fall schedule early.

First, you will want to start preparing your child to go back to school starting at least two, if not three or more, weeks ahead of time. Unless of course you and your child want to have a rocky start to the next school year ...

Summer Tip #4: Kill the guilt and ask for a break.

by Jessy | May 07, 2013 | blog, breaks, camps, summer tips |

If you can afford it, hire a sitter once a week so you get some relief. If a sitter is just not an option, ask a family member to come over and help from time to time. As parents of a special needs child, it is often hard to push our child off onto...

Summer Tip #3: Be Prepared

by Jessy | May 02, 2013 | blog, preparation, summer tips, wandering |

When heading out this summer, be sure you have everything you need before you leave.

Summer Tip #2: Get Out and Try New Things

by Jessy | Apr 23, 2013 | blog, outings, summer tips |

Get out and learn something new! Yes, I know! Getting out with a special needs child is a lot of work. Add siblings to the mix and getting out can easily turn into a nightmare. Here’s the secret: learning can take place ANYWHERE! That’s right, even...

Summer Tip #1: Create a Schedule and Stick to It

by Jessy | Apr 16, 2013 | blog, schedule, school, summer tips |

The days of summer are almost here. After a cold winter here in the Chicago area and 10 feet of snow in March, I am so ready for the warm breeze, cook out invites and endless days of summer to quickly arrive. Summertime also welcomes more free time...

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