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Discover Summer Camp Success for Your Special Needs Child

Happy summer, everyone! Today's topic is addressing one of the summer's most difficult challenges: summer camps. Selecting a Camp Depending on what type of camp your child attends, whether it be a typical camp or a...

Keep Summer Camps Simple and Focus on Fun

As the school year winds down, I hear many of my parent friends lamenting the long summer ahead.  Summer vacation can be an even bigger challenge for parents of kids with special needs. I...
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Your Strong-Willed Child at Summer Camp

If you have a strong-willed child, you probably notice that they are charismatic and creative, move quickly, make their own rules, and let you know what they want and when they want it (now!)....
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Your Uniquely Quirky Child at Summer Camp

Your child loves computers, video games, or anything mechanical.  He or she would love to stay in the house and play on the iPad or computer all day every day.  It is unnerving and...
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Your Exuberant Child at Summer Camp

Camp seems like the perfect place for an exuberant child who is excited about everything.  However, these are also the kids who may melt down at home or unexpectedly, at camp.  They may seem...
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Whole Body Tools to Engage a Group of Kids During Summer Camp

With summer approaching, the thoughts of summer camps and kid groups are dancing in our heads.  As professionals these groups can be exciting as we get to choose what we love to do and...

Best Kept Secrets for Helping Your Child Succeed in Summer Programs

My church is in the midst of a very exciting and fun-filled Vacation Bible School (VBS) week. I recently talked on the phone at length with the VBS Director regarding how to best support...