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Special Needs, Blogs

As special needs parents we each empathize and learn from each other. This board is intended to be a collection of blogs dedicated to the special needs individuals in our lives. If you would like to add your blog or contribute to this board simply comment and request on my own recent pins to this board. I look forward to seeing your wonderful blogs added here.

▶ How Harry Potter Should Have Ended - YouTube. Psychologists Find a Good Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter mic.com/...

When people jokingly use the word "retard" then say "Oh, but I'm not calling YOUR kid a retard," here's exactly what you can tell them.

Being Me… and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along? Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. C. S. Lewis journalexperiment...

My response to a CNN call for what it is like to raise a special needs child. rileyssmile.com/... #blogboost

How to Create and Use a Caregiver's Calendar

Athletes seeking disability 'key role' at Glasgow. Melissa Tapper and Sophie Thornhill are competing in very different events at Glasgow 2014 but both share a similar objective - to show that elite athletes with a disability have a key role to play at the Commonwealth Games. "We want to show that we have the same level of athleticism and skill as able-bodied riders, Some people still think Para-athletes aren't as elite as able-bodied riders, but we train day in and day out and are working...

Kit Us Out has been set up by four London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic volunteers (Gamesmakers). They came together during the London Games to get key basic kit to disabled athletes from developing nations who don’t have a financial sponsor or equipment sponsor. We are now working to support athletes from developing nations in para-sport in the run up to major international competitions. Can you help? Donations are always welcome

13-year old Erraid Davies wins swimming bronze. The Shetland schoolgirl, Scotland's youngest ever Commonwealth competitor, finished third in the para-sport women's 100m breaststroke. Davies's movement is restricted by a problem with one of her hip bones. "When she was four she could hardly walk," her father said. "So the pool was the only thing that kept her fit.

Ashley McKenzie: how a childhood fight over a Pokemon card led to Commonwealth Games gold - Telegraph. McKenzie, 25, is the first to admit that the route to glory has been anything but straightforward. After having surgery to mend a hole in his heart at the age of 21 months, he was diagnosed with epilepsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), asthma and hearing problems.

Link to a pdf of games for kids that need adjustments to play. Great for highly physically disabled kids.

AWESOME! This website provides information about specific disabilities. They provide information on ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Developmental Delay, Emotional Disability, and Learning Disability. This website also provides information on creating behavior plans and intervention plans. It also provides information on special education laws eligibility and more.

This mother says - Software guy accidentally designed an app that is saving my dyslexic son. The reader comes with a default voice and is priced at $9.99. Moreover, the app doesn’t just read books, it reads webpages and can read any homework scanned as a pdf.