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Where to start getting supports for your special needs child – Part 1

April 13, 2015 Kyron No Comments

I’ll start by saying that I know what a hard road this is. Finding resources for you and your child, and more importantly fighting them, will not be an easy task. There are a number of programs available, and there isn’t a one size fits all model, unfortunately. Services available vary, sometimes dramatically, depending on …

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Special Needs Camps

July 8, 2013 Kyron No Comments

It’s that time of year again and I’m appreciative that Susan Li of Find the Best was willing to write this article to share with all of us about finding camps for our special needs kids. Not only is it a great experience for the kids to engage with others in a fun atmosphere but …

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Electronic Record Keeping and Dropbox

June 8, 2011 Kyron No Comments
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Dropbox is what they call “cloud” storage. Before Medefile started with educational records, I had boxes full of records. Medical records, legal records, school records, tax records. I mourned the poor trees. But even worse than mourning the trees, I mourned any storage space I had in my home. If there was an open nook or …

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Unique Child Study by Columbia University wants YOU

May 31, 2011 Kyron No Comments
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Researchers at Columbia University’s Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences studying how children who are unique in some way are identified and developed. They are currently collecting stories from parents with children who have been identified as gifted, children who have unique artistic, scientific, or physical abilities, children on the autism spectrum, and …

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Five things I learned from Oprah’s Finale and love letter to her viewers…

May 27, 2011 Kyron 1 Comment
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…that I can use in my life as a parent A couple of days ago (as you already know if you haven’t been locked in a cave) was Oprah’s last show after 25 years on the air. I’m not going to sit here and tell you I watched the show religiously and read every book …

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Tornados and Hurricanes and Flooding! OH MY!

May 26, 2011 Kyron No Comments
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You can’t miss it if you turn on the TV. It seems natural disasters are everywhere these days. From Earthquakes to epic flooding to tornados to hurricanes, there are only a few disasters that actually give you time to plan. If the catastrophic disasters of Tuscaloosa, Alabama or Joplin, Missouri have any redemptive value it …

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Flying without an IEP

May 16, 2011 Kyron No Comments
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Today is his last day of Preschool and my last IEP meeting… My youngest was getting ready for school this morning in between complaining of a stomach ache. He’s not sick – thank goodness, just a good ole case of the nerves. All the time I was trying to build him up and encourage him …

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