Learning about and understanding my son’s diagnosis has changed who we are as individuals, as parents, and as a family. I’m sure it has for you, too. Above all, it has allowed us to strengthen our relationships with each other and with the world in ways that we wouldn’t change.
Showing up for an IEP meeting at your child’s school can feel intimidating, especially if you are the only person at the table who isn’t part of the school staff. Keep in mind that as the parent, you are an important part of the IEP team and you are also an expert in your child. […]
What is Transition? Life is full of transitions. Moving, changing jobs, and preparing for a next step are examples we experience all the time.
Sometimes we all need a little more. It looks different for all of us: more attention or more alone time, more cuddles or more space, more structure or more flexibility. Maybe it’s a developmental stage, maybe it’s circumstance, mood or personality. Whatever it is, we notice and those around us notice these moments of need.
You know that ‘bored’ feeling? No? Oh right, you’re a parent. You probably would not use the word bored to describe your days. We are adults and we have people who depend on us. We have homes and children to care for. We receive messages, emails, and phone calls from friends, family, and colleagues. We […]
People freeze in unknown situations. It’s normal. And it’s why I became interested in this field in the first place. I was reminded of this earlier today. I ran out to grab lunch and while I was waiting for my bagel – headphones in my ears because I was on the phone, face-down looking at […]
Are you on the go but still want to be in the know? Take a look at these highlights for your guide to special education and disability news over the past few weeks.
Sometimes the world feels too heavy. In our individual lives we feel this in different ways. We all have our unique challenges and stresses, and we have varying levels of support to deal with them. At Exceptional Lives, we often talk about our experiences as parents of children with special needs, or exceptionalities. We recognize […]