Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Today is Valentine’s Day. Completely off topic but here are a couple of fun things for today. For those who are history buffs check out the History Channel’s minisite about Valentine’s Day Some cute pages to print and color with your kids today Just a reminder that it doesn’t need to be Valentine’s Day to …

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Angela – mother of Special Needs Child leaves Hollywood

February 13, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Well maybe it’s the cold front that has hit Atlanta this morning or maybe it’s last night’s American Idol making me feel so miserable. My girl Angela Martin was sent home. While I didn’t think she was the best, I have to tell ya, I sure thought she was way better than several they DID …

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Presidents’ Day

February 12, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Funny how a holiday originally intending to honor our first president has become synonymous with 3 day sales and week long vacations from school. For me it’s permission to panic for the first time of the new calendar year. There’s no school and it’s not just for one day – it’s for a whole bloomin’ …

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TiVo® Alert Larry King Live – Autism Show

February 11, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Larry King Live this week (Thursday, February 14th) is featuring a show on Autism. Should be interesting with several well known parents of autistic children appearing. I’m most interested in seeing Jason McElwain though. For those of you who don’t know about Jason, let me catch you up. Jason is a child who was diagnosed …

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8 hour meals….(*apologies to Rachael Ray) Minestrone Soup Edition

February 10, 2008 Kyron No Comments

<A href=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fthespepar-20%2F8005%2F137e7128-7907-4180-a314-0992b0c800e6&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> As the parent of a special needs child I am frequently out and on the road at doctors appointments, IEP meetings and after school special activities. Rachael Ray may be the queen of the 30 minute meal – I’ve become the queen of the 8 hour meal! The crock pot is my …

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The Sunday Paper for February 10, 2008…

February 10, 2008 Kyron No Comments

…and a cup of coffee Every Sunday I hope to offer you my version of the Sunday paper with articles from the past week or two, relevant or uplifitng (or both), on various issues within the special needs community. Harry Potter to help some special needs muggles to achieve their dream An autographed book by …

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Botox Warning Issued by Food and Drug Administration

February 9, 2008 Kyron 2 Comments

The FDA released a communication on Friday regarding the use of Botox, Botox Cosmetic  (Botulinum toxin Type A) and Myobloc (Botulinum toxin Type B). They have received reports where there have been adverse reactions including significant respiratory problems and even death. This release specifically mentions that most of the serious reactions that have happened are …

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