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Caregiver Stress and 5 minutes

May 16, 2008 Kyron 4 Comments

As parents of special needs kids, no matter the age, many of us do far more care tasks than we might otherwise with a child of the same age. Whether it’s because your child has physical limitations or intellectual limitations it’s really immaterial. The reality is that sometimes the toll of this care sneaks up …

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Love across the miles

April 7, 2008 Kyron No Comments

It’s been an eternity it seems since I was able to write here. On incredibly short notice we packed the family up and drove to New Jersey from Georgia. It’s a 900+ mile trip and a bit over 16 hours in a car. Tons of fun with a toddler and a special needs child. Ok …

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25% of parents with Special Needs children have to significantly reduce hours or stop working

March 15, 2008 Kyron No Comments

25% of parents with Special Needs children have to significantly reduce their role at work or stop working. A ‘recent’ survey (2005-2006) by the Health Resources and Services Administration which is a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services found that 14% of  all US children had special needs. Children with Special …

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Mental Health Parity

February 29, 2008 Kyron No Comments

One of Katherine’s diagnoses is bipolar disorder. Even if you are uncertain of bipolar as a diagnosis for a child (and yes there is a group who doesn’t live with my daughter who thinks that bipolar in childhood is a misnomer) without question she has a mental illness disorder NOS (NOS=Not Otherwise Specified is a …

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