Surprised by Generosity

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Take a trip back in time with me to late November/December 2012. I remember deciding to stop for a little treat at my favorite yogurt shop and I was enjoying a birthday cake cup with hot fudge and a lot of berries (ya know, because that makes it healthy) when… Read more »

Diary of a Special Needs Dad

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The perception of “dad’s place within the family” in America has evolved over time alongside changes in gender roles and society as a whole.  While this perception pertains to all fathers, everywhere, it goes double for father’s that parent children with special needs.  It is from this unique perspective that… Read more »

Diary of a Special Needs Sibling

The following narrative blends stories from our real Abram’s Bed families to fictionally capture the trials and successes we experience as special needs families. None of the names or situations is meant to resemble a specific reality, but the universal difficulties are intended to enlighten and endear. People tend to… Read more »

It’s IEP Time: 5 Tips to Get Ready!

A child’s individualized education plan (IEP) centers around a meeting in which a parent meets with several other people (the child’s general teacher, special education teacher, school representative, school psychologist, and possibly others) to discuss plans to help the child for the coming year. This should be a positive interaction,… Read more »