Tag: special needs

October is Down Syndrome (DS) Awareness Month

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I live with Down syndrome (DS) every day. Five years ago, my daughter was born with DS. Initially I didn't know what to do....

“What’s wrong with her?” My Daughter’s First Experience with Being Different

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My daughter is growing up right before my eyes. She's becoming more independent despite her physical limitations. She was born with Down syndrome and...

An Open Letter to the Parents of My Daughter’s Kindergarten Class

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Dear Class of 2032 Parents,  You may not know me yet, but you will soon. My daughter Livy will be in your child's kindergarten class...

Ruler of Hope :: Our July Nonprofit of the Month

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Memphis surpassed Salt Lake City to rank as the most generous metropolitan area in the United States, giving almost $6 of every $100 earned to philanthropy....

Expectant Mothers Should Know this About Having a Child with a...

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Being pregnant for the first time, I didn't know what to expect. As many books as I read, none truly prepared me for what...

Uber for Babysitters :: YES PLEASE!

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Memphis moms, there's a new app that's a must if you're ever in need of a babysitter. Wyndy will change your life forever! You...

Dream Big Cafe

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I love a chance to do something for a great cause, and I got my chance a few weeks ago when I saw that...

Single Mothers Raising Children with Special Needs :: Is a Balanced...

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Being a single mother raising children with special needs can be overwhelming. In a perfect world, every mother would have the option of being...

Happy (Inclusive) Halloween

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Halloween is my 5 year old’s favorite holiday! She can’t get enough of  “The Great Pumpkin” and requests to visit the pumpkin patch daily....

Tweens and Puberty :: When Hormones and Autism Don’t Mix

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My sweet little girl turned 10 and became a tween. Then my tween hit puberty. That was the moment I wished I had a...