Selecting the Right Group Home for Your Loved One

Caring for an individual with special needs is an incredibly rewarding experience. However, without the right resources and support systems, it is possible to become burned out from your caregiving duties. That’s why many families turn to residential group homes for special needs individuals. In group homes, there is always a trained caregiver on duty […]

published at Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

Summertime Activities for Special Needs Individuals

The summer is great for relaxing and enjoying time with loved ones and friends. Summer may be difficult for parents of kids with special needs, even when the weather is on their side. Parents have a lot of free time to fill when school is out, hopefully with some enjoyable activities.  Fortunately, there are several […]

published at Monday, July 18th, 2022

Helping Individuals with Special Needs Stay Active

Staying active both physically and mentally is important for every individual. But this can be challenging to achieve with individuals who have physical, cognitive, or behavioral disabilities. It’s important to have plans for these individuals so that they may participate in leisure and recreational activities on a daily basis. Doing so will not only help […]

published at Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Spring Activities for Kids with Special Needs

Spring is finally here! For some parts of the country, this means the snow has finally melted and flowers are starting to bloom. But for those in the Southwest, this means we’re just getting closer to hot summer temperatures. But no matter where you live, spring is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy […]

published at Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Finding Support as a Parent of Children with Special Needs

As a parent of children with special needs, you may feel isolated and frustrated sometimes. And even though you love your child with everything you have, caring for their every need can leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. That’s why it is essential that you have a support group—or even several—by your side. Raising a […]

published at Sunday, March 20th, 2022

How to Introduce Your Loved One to Respite Care

Providing care for a loved one is an incredibly rewarding experience. However, providing ample care while also looking after yourself is extremely difficult, and you may find yourself getting overwhelmed or stressed. It’s important to take time for yourself to relax and recharge. Otherwise, you may become fatigued and depressed, which makes it even more […]

published at Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Encouraging Independence for Individuals with Special Needs

As a parent, guardian, or primary caregiver, your first instinct may be to protect and nurture individuals (and especially children) with special needs. And although your intent is good, being too supportive of your child may actually cause you to unknowingly remove opportunities for independence. For individuals with special needs, learning to be independent has […]

published at Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Fun Winter Activities for Children with Special Needs

Despite the cold weather, winter is one of the coziest times of the year. There are plenty of holidays to celebrate and activities to enjoy. But for some parents, it may be a bit tricky to think of fun winter activities for children with special needs, especially those with sensory sensitivities.  If you live in […]

published at Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Taking care of a loved one with special needs is a rewarding (and often demanding) experience. You may find yourself sacrificing your time and energy to keep your loved one safe and cared for. And while it is important to care for your loved one, it is equally important to care for yourself. If you […]

published at Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

Fun Fall Activities You Can Do With Your Special Needs Child

Fall is in the air at last! For many families, Autumn is the most exciting time of year. Leaves are changing, temperatures are cooling, and the holidays are fast approaching. This season is a great time to let your child with special needs explore, learn, and experience everything fall has to offer. Although not every […]

published at Saturday, October 16th, 2021