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Helping Families Stay Fit While In Home Confinement

April 21st, 2020

Coronavirus concerns, social distancing, gym closures, playground restrictions, and home confinement may tempt you and your family to just curl up on the couch and binge-watch Netflix. But, regular exercise is critical for weight management (especially if you did spend the whole weekend watching Stranger Things), improving your mood during social distancing from friends and

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Giving Thanks During the Coronavirus

March 24th, 2020

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty throughout the world, it is important to remember that good things can come out of bad situations.  Although it is scary that schools and public areas are closed and those with health conditions have to take extra precautions, the world can take this time to remember that we achieve

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How to Talk to Your Children About the Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020

Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19).   Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and

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The Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity for Caregivers and the Individuals Receiving Care

February 27th, 2020

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Deborah Jaffe. While working with special needs children for many years, in both public and private schools, she became inspired by their strength and determination in facing their challenges. Out of that inspiration, she created a Facebook support group dedicated to special needs children

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Belly Fat Can Lead to Brain Shrinkage

January 13th, 2020

Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage.

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Thirteen New Year’s Resolutions Every Special Needs Parent Should Make

December 31st, 2019

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article that was originally published in 2016. Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Don’t fret. You have 363 days left to accomplish your goals. If you are the parent of a child with special needs, try these great family-oriented resolutions to make your life

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Holiday Stress Busters for Parents of Children with Autism and Special Needs

December 17th, 2019

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Holiday Stress Busters for Parents of Children with Autism and Special Needs

December 17th, 2019

One of the happiest – and most stressful – times of the year is right around the corner. Although the Holidays are known as the time of the year when families get together to catch up, dine and tell one another how much they care for each other, the Holidays also bring cramped parking at

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10 Benefits to Look for When Searching for an Accessible College Campus

December 11th, 2019

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Aimee Laurence, an editor at Write My Papers and Custom Essay.  She shares her insights on special needs, occupational therapy, and college life. She is passionate about getting equal opportunities for all and improving the educational system. Aimee also works as a freelance editor for the site Economic

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Giving Thanks

November 25th, 2019

Everyone looks forward to Thanksgiving and the holidays for its wonderful food, family get-togethers and exciting football games.  Thanksgiving and the holidays are also a time to reflect on the previous year(s) and to be grateful for the people who have bettered our lives. Today’s blog will focus on why I am thankful this year.

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