5 Tips to Make July 4th Fun for Kiddos with Special Needs

by Jessy | Jun 27, 2017 | 4th of July, special needs, tips |

The picnics, music, and fireworks that make July 4th so exciting may be overwhelming or even painful for special needs kids, especially those with autism and other sensory sensitivities. These children can easily get overwhelmed by noise and...

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Wherever we go in empowering progress toward hopes & dreams, we strive to be a part of what makes our area a great place to live. Right now in Ann Arbor, we need your help to make it official Michigan! Vote for us in Ann Arbor Family's 2016...

5th Annual Special Needs Holiday Event - Autism Family Foundation

by Jessy | Oct 27, 2016 | autism, blog, events, holiday, nonprofit, special needs |

Autism Family Foundation (AFF) is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families impacted by autism. AFF’s main goal is to help their local families via events such as their upcoming Annual Special Needs Holiday Event, happening on...

Finding answers as a parent of special needs children - You Are Not Alone


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Day-to-day life as the mom of special needs children - You're Not Alone

There are so many things I have to say about being the mom of special needs children that it’s hard to know where to begin. It is a very widespread topic – one, I know, that many don't hear enough about. The reasons for that are likely that it is...

School's Out! AHSS's 5 Tips for Summer Transition!

I remember as a child being so excited for summer break. After spending several months waking up early, listening to teachers talk about topics that didn’t always interest me, and doing what seemed like endless amounts of homework assignments, it...

Revisiting AHSS's Halloween Tips for Children with Autism!

Part of the fun of Halloween is the escape from the usual routine and expectations. We get to dress up! We get to scare and be scared! But what’s fun for the neurotypical kiddo can be challenging for those with special needs. Challenging doesn’t...

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