7 Steps for Choosing the Right Toothbrush


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. In honor of this, we have a found a wonderful video from the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities. Before we can teach our children to brush their teeth, we must find them the right toothbrush. You will be walked through the following 7 steps: Find the right size […]

Get a Gold Medal Smile! Top 7 Ways to “Win” in the Dental Office


“Get a Gold Medal Smile” is the theme for this year’s National Children’s Dental Health Month. We all know that developing good dental habits during childhood and scheduling regular visits to the dentist office is important for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. However, for many children (and adults for that matter), there is […]

Preparing Your Special Needs Child for Minor Surgery

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It’s been said that “minor” surgery is surgery on someone other than yourself. One exception to this old adage is when your child needs surgery. And if that child happens to have any special needs… well you just increased the parent’s anxiety thrice fold.  I know because I just went through this with my 11-year-old […]

“Off We Go” Book Series

Avril reading to her son, Stephen.

Many children with autism, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and other special needs have difficulty experiencing situations that would seem quite normal to other children. Sounds can be too stimulating, crowds can feel overwhelming, and the unknown just too scary. Carol Gray, Director of The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding, developed social stories to […]

The Gift of Time for Moms with Special Needs Kids


A Special Needs (SN) mom is on duty 24/7. Moms of Special Needs kids run ragged dealing with all the added responsibilities. They find it almost impossible to maintain balance and harmony in their hectic lives. There are appointments/meetings with medical professionals, with school staff, with support groups etc. There are the tremendous cost of […]

Preparing for an Eye Exam…


Eamon just turned 5 and had never had a formal eye evaluation. Just like his “bionic” hearing, we have always called him “hawk eye”. Because he can see things really far away that no one else would notice. I remember when he was younger, he would point to the sky and say, “I see a […]

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