Transition to Adulthood Checklist For Special Needs Kids

Transition to Adulthood Checklist For Special Needs Kids

It’s time for a check-in: How are your young adults doing?   Here at Cutting Edge, we are still seeing kids of all ages, including young adults. If your child has just graduated, or if they’re approaching their junior or senior year, or if you’re planning for...
How To Explain Wearing a Mask To Special Needs Kids

How To Explain Wearing a Mask To Special Needs Kids

I know there are a lot of new mandates going out right now, so I wanted to talk to you specifically about masks—why masks are important, and what the new rules are.   At our Mansfield office, it was the case that all staff members were wearing masks in treatment....
Should My Special Needs Attend School In Person or Online?

Should My Special Needs Attend School In Person or Online?

Many people are asking us about school. School starts soon, but what will it look like? This is a big question, and I know that what I see now may look totally different in two weeks’ time based on how many cases of Covid-19 there are in the area.   Many of the...
Summer Vacation Ideas During COVID-19

Summer Vacation Ideas During COVID-19

Let’s talk about Summer Vacation, in our “new normal!”   We’ve been finding that many of our families are here more this summer. They’re taking less vacation time. When they do take vacation time, they’re taking it differently.   Head To The Lake or Cabin...
Online Tools To Help Special Needs Kids Improve Social Skills

Online Tools To Help Special Needs Kids Improve Social Skills

Today, we want to talk a little bit about how we’re addressing social and pragmatic skills during this pandemic.   Social Interaction Currently   First of all, it’s important for us to talk to our kids about how the rules are a little bit different right...
Summertime Tips During COVID-19 For Kids With Special Needs

Summertime Tips During COVID-19 For Kids With Special Needs

I thought I’d share with you some tips for the summer. But of course, this is an interesting summer! We have a “new normal” now and we have to take that into account. Here are my best tips for this strange summer:   1. Stay on a schedule.   Parents, you have...
Summer Camps for Special Needs Kids During COVID-19

Summer Camps for Special Needs Kids During COVID-19

Hello everyone! It’s summertime, and everyone has been reaching out to ask us, “What is Cutting Edge doing for the summer?”   Or more to the point, “What is Cutting Edge doing for the summer that is safe and Covid-19 free?”   Of course, we had many plans for...
Ask an Occupational Therapist

Ask an Occupational Therapist

We have been doing great here at Cutting Edge! We are an essential business and have been able to remain open, and we are continuing to offer in-clinic and telehealth visits. We will continue to offer telehealth visits as long as insurance will continue to pay for it....
Preparing Your Special Needs Child For Life After Graduation

Preparing Your Special Needs Child For Life After Graduation

It’s graduation season!  Is your young adult ready to take on the world?  The next chapter of their book is opening!   This next chapter has many exciting and challenging things in store.  How do you know if your young adult is ready?    Transition To Adulthood...