How We Survive the Holiday Season

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year … Welcome to the holiday season! When you have a child with special needs, many days go by and you don’t necessarily think about your child’s special ne...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 23 Nov 15

Learning to Behave in Public

I think one of the hardest things to do when raising a child with special needs is to get the world to bend to them and their needs.  Trust me, the world will only bend so far and the rest ...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 04 Nov 15

Middle School Awaits

It is funny but just as soon as you get used to something, that something changes.  I am sure everyone can sympathize with that, right?  Well, this is how I was feeling about Elizabeth...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 20 Jul 15

Overcoming the Unexpected

Learning something from a previous experience or mistake is a common thing in life.  We all do it.  But putting into action what you learned may take more effort.  I think this is common ...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 15 Jun 15

A Mother Learns Many Lessons

Elizabeth is one of those children, lucky or unlucky, depending on how you see it, who has a summer birthday. These children get to wake up and automatically be off on their birthday, go out...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 18 May 15

Interning in Advocacy

I left everyone last month by saying that Elizabeth was going to school!  What an accomplishment for her and her strength. Yes our little Elizabeth is in school.  Everyday of every week sh...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 31 Mar 15

STEPPING OUT OF THE OASIS AND BACK INTO LIFE

It is funny or maybe not funny, but ironic that with a special needs child all the things you have in place and are working one minute can become things that need changed and adjusted the ...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 03 Feb 15

ELIZABETH FINDS THE RIGHT FIT FOR HER

Something so unique about having a special needs child is that when most typical children are headed in one direction, you find yourself wondering if you should follow their lead, if it fits...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 19 Nov 14

THE BEST GIFT FROM ELIZABETH

As our journey continued, I was able to revisit the “to do” category of a preschool for Elizabeth.  We initially had tried a preschool in our area that had half typical developing child...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 15 Nov 14

SEEING THE TREES IN THE FOREST: ELIZABETH GROWS BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

I can remember that I was living so deeply “in the forest” this year that I did not “see the trees” I was so deep in concentrating on Elizabeth’s sensory needs, her therapies and t...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 11 Sep 14