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Activities to bond with your special needs child

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Activities to bond with your special needs child

If you have a special needs child at home and want to bond with her, you are definitely not alone. Lots of parents are trying to figure out how to raise their special needs child and also ways to bond with them.As a parent of a special needs child, I am sure you often worry whether you are doing the right thing. You fret over your child being happy and healthy. You worry that she's lonely and missing out on a social life. You fret over your child's future and the uncertainty of what the future might hold for her....

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What can you expect as a parent of a child with autism or special needs?

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What can you expect as a parent of a child with autism or special needs?

If you are the parent of a child with autism, the only thing you will be certain of every day is the uncertainty. “Routine” will just be some word you learned in school. It will mean nothing to you anymore. “As usual” will be your alarm going off on time… But after that nothing will be usual or predictable.A child with autism can look like any other child. But it’s the behavior that can be baffling, even to caregivers who are used to the child. Autism may not be detected in babies. It is when social interactions start that they...

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16 Ways to Advocate for your Child with Special Needs

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16 Ways to Advocate for your Child with Special Needs

Your child has been diagnosed with a learning disability and now you need to learn to decode the world of special needs and special education services. You then need to become the voice of your child. You need to become your child's advocate so that your child gets all the support they need to thrive. Being a good advocate for your child is the best way to ensure that your child receives all the services they need to lead a meaningful life.Advocating for your child with special needs can be hard work. These 16 things might be a great help...

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8 Ways to Support a Child with Special Needs at Home

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8 Ways to Support a Child with Special Needs at Home

As parents sometime we wonder how we can support our children who have autism and special needs. Supporting them can sometimes be a challenge, but they need all the support they can get because they experience things in their day-to-day life that you don’t. Whether it is help with their homework, shopping, or access to certain entertainment, there are a lot of ways that you can support them.  It’s important to find a way that works for them. Here are 8 ways you can support your child in this journey.  1. Stimming.  It’s not unusual for children with special needs...

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15 Ways to Increase Motor Skills in Children with Autism and Special Needs

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15 Ways to Increase Motor Skills in Children with Autism and Special Needs

Motor skills are simply our ability to move parts of our body. It's a term that can cover a wide variety of movements. It can include hand movements, the control of limbs, and precise actions of the whole body. Motor skills help us perform tasks that we might otherwise find difficult or impossible. They help us do things like write, type, or rake leaves. As children, our motor skills help us learn how to do basic things, such as how to walk, how to feed ourselves, and how to tie our shoes or hold pencils. Our motor skills later grow...

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