Tag: special needs

My Doctor Used the “R” Word

We finally decided on a pediatrician and had our first appointment. We really liked her. She was cheerful, the boys connected with her and her words even got Ben to try eating a vegetable. She agreed with Max’s treatment plan and even called specialists for us to make sure we saw the exact doctors she

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Back to School: Special Needs Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Back to school! New clothes, new pencils, new class lists, new medication authorization forms, new IEPs, new explanations of medical conditions or accommodations. Is there a new bottle of wine around here anywhere? I’m finding my first “back to school” season to be pretty stressful. In a

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Choosing Summer Camp for Children with Special Needs

I was chatting with a co-worker of mine last week about her plans for her soon to be first grader this summer. She was talking about the variety of camp options there are, but how expensive they are and how the part-day hours are not compatible with those of a working parent. I empathized with

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New autism program only underscores extreme need

Just saw this over at the CT Mirror today and thought I would re-post it here for you. I know there are many moms of special needs children that come to our site. Would love to hear what you think about this. ———————————————————————————————— December 28, 2011 By Arielle Levin Becker The years of work that went into

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Happy Holidays for Special Needs Moms, Too

Special Needs Sunday Column written by Dr. Pamela Deiter-Sands for Working Mother Media (she’s a local CT mom!) Hey, Special-Needs Mom, who is thinking about your well-being in this upcoming holiday season? At the holidays, we special-needs moms spend a lot of time trying to make people happy. After all, there are the kids, including

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Special Needs Sunday

We will have a new columnist taking over Special Needs Sunday very soon! Please check out the post below – written by Dr. Pamela Dieter-Sands – a clinical psychologist in Connecticut. Dr. Dieter-Sands is also a mom with 5 kids and some of her children (and other family members) have special needs, or disabilities. Special Needs Moms &

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CT Families Of Children With Autism Have Chance To Talk With Top Federal Official

We know that there are lots of CT working moms who have children with special needs so when I saw this in the Hartford Courant today I knew I had to post it here for you. ————————————————————————– Families of students with autism will have a chance to talk with a top federal official at 5:30

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