Why We Participate In So Many Events

Why We Participate In So Many Events

I hope I get to see everyone this year at the events that are going on in the community!   Lots of people, even my therapists, ask me why we attend so many community events. Well, there are many reasons we attend them. In the first place, we want to participate...

Who Can Give You An Updated Autism Diagnosis

Who Can Give You An Updated Autism Diagnosis

In our last blog, we talked about the reason you might want to get an updated diagnosis. Your next questions might be, “Who will give us an updated diagnosis? How do we do this?” Testing By Itself Doesn't Work You might come to us and tell us that your child has...

Why You May Need An Updated Autism Diagnosis

Why You May Need An Updated Autism Diagnosis

Sometimes a family finds that they need more services, but they can’t access these services because they do not have an updated autism diagnosis. Autism is a lifelong diagnosis, but what many families don’t realize is that funding sources for services often require an...

What is Bend an Ear?

What is Bend an Ear?

You’ve probably seen something on our website called “Bend an Ear.” What is a Bend an Ear? I have several families who call us who don’t know whether they should get an evaluation, or be here for treatment. They have all kinds of questions about what goes on here,...

Reminders For Parents of Kids In Occupational Therapy

Reminders For Parents of Kids In Occupational Therapy

I always get asked about what concerns we need to review with our new families. I’m a parent, and as a parent, I’ve done lots of intake paperwork. Many times I’ve signed off on things that I have no memory of signing off of because my brain is just so full of...

Spring Break Tips For Special Needs Kids

Spring Break Tips For Special Needs Kids

It’s going to be Spring Break soon! Hopefully, we’ll have warmer weather by then. It’s clearly not been warm lately! We are excited about Spring Break! Typically your kids will be out of school for a week. This will be a nice break after being in school for the last...

Dating Tips For Special Needs Teens and Adults

Dating Tips For Special Needs Teens and Adults

Another topic that parents have asked me to review is dating. I went around to half a dozen of my clinicians and said, “Talk to me about dating in the special needs community!” And their jaws dropped and their faces froze. I asked them what they meant by that face,...

The Importance of Fitness For Special Needs Kids

The Importance of Fitness For Special Needs Kids

It’s that time of the year when everyone is thinking about fitness, and getting in shape and staying healthy. Remember, that’s a goal for our clients also! If they can stay healthy and trim, they will have a much happier life. We want to make sure that when we develop...

Public school vs. Private School For Special Needs Kids

Public school vs. Private School For Special Needs Kids

One question I get asked a lot by our families of school-aged kids is: Should we choose a private school or public school? Or should we homeschool? There is no crystal ball answer to this question. There is no one answer for all families. The “right” choice depends on...

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