Saturday, July 30, 2011

July Posts of Note

There have been a few posts this month which touched the special needs parent in me:

"Dear New Parent" by Kidz is a gentle letter about the journey ahead. 

In The Night.

Justice for Ayn, the nine-year old removed from her home.

The Art of Disability Poetry. 

Outrageous Fortune: If a Tragedy Happens and Nobody Cries Is It Still A Tragedy?

I want my child to be treated as normal and appreciated as special at the same time, sounds a little crazy doesn't it. The extended family for the special needs child, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins... will never understand our lives or our minds and don't really want to get in our heads... it's too hard and too close. They have the luxury that they don't really have to understand us.

About the Small Stuff: Playgrounds Make Me Emotional.  Me too.

Also, a seminar in Naples, Florida for Special Needs Planning on Aug. 3rd.

12 Ways to be a better parent.

Discovered programs:

Beach Wheelchairs through SMILEMass. 

"The Music Lab" by More with Music is a fun way to work with instrumental sounds on the computer.

Autism is not us - but I will share anyway:

Because I enjoyed:

Radical Ramblings and Thoughts of a Southern Girl has a gift for shining the light on the world.

Special Needs community:

Forget-Me-Not Friday is a blog hop with a purpose of spreading the word about special needs children waiting and hoping for a home of their own.

Parenting SpecialNeeds: Ask The Nurse? Have a question for “Ask the Nurse”.  Post your questions here or send an email to advice@parentingspecialneeds.o​rg
Parenting SpecialNeeds: Calling all Authors & Publishers! if you have a children's book that teaches about differences and disabilities. We would like to invite your to participate in our Different-Abilities Awareness Initiative. Pls contact us at


CinfulCinnamon said...

Hi Stacie,
Hope you and your family are surviving this heat. Who would have thought that we here in Florida would have it cooler than parts of the North? Wow. Thank you for stopping by the Tiki Hut today. Hope you stayed long enough to dig your toes into the "virtual" sand and have a chilly beverage. Here's looking forward to a good week {cheers}


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