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Help Nominate A Family For A Trip Of A Lifetime – Bert’s Big Adventure

Being a special needs parent is never easy.  But some families seem to have everything stacked against them.  That’s what makes Bert’s Big Adventure so special to these families. Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families,…

My Last Week In Review

Have you ever had one of those days?  How about one of those weeks?  Boy did I! HEALTH If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen my live feed about this past week. It was filled with health issues and depression for me and then surgery for both my mom and my mother-in-law.  Both…

AUTISM CONFERENCE & EXPO of GEORGIA

CONNECTING THE PIECES WITH PRACTICAL STRATEGIES The organizing of the Autism Conference & Exposition of Georgia is a powerful alliance of leading autism agencies, self-advocates, and family members. This statewide conference is an important strategy in the implementation of the Autism Plan for Georgia. The Autism Conference and Expo (ACE) of Georgia, ‘Innovation to Action:…

Why You Need A Lawyer

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘lawyer?’  Many think of criminals and court or lawsuits.  But there is so much more to a lawyer and you should have one now.   So what is a lawyer? A lawyer is a person who practices law, as an advocate, barrister, attorney, counselor or solicitor…

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Autism And Playing Baseball

Adaptive sports are very important today, which is why I am so excited to share some great news and to introduce you to a really amazing young man. Taylor Duncan is from Dallas, Georgia and doing some great things for those in the autism community.  Taylor was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when he…

Caring Bunny And Egg Hunts For Special Needs Families

PHOTO WITH THE EASTER BUNNY  Autism Speaks is once again partnering with Simon Property Group, Inc. and the Noerr Programs Corporation on their Caring Bunny program, in association with AbilityPath! Caring Bunny is an opportunity to connect with multitudes of families that have children with autism and other special needs, providing a more controlled and welcoming environment to visit Noerr’s Easter…

Autism: Tantrum Or A Meltdown

You hear it first. Then you see it. A young child screaming, crying and even hitting. What’s your first thought? Another brat having a tantrum? Like many moms, I usually have the kids with me while running errands and shopping.  I enjoy having the kids with me honestly and have always approached it as a learning…

NOW OPEN: Ovation Cinema Grill 11 – Snellville, GA

The Ovation concept is an innovative full-service cinematic dining experience that brings the convenience of dinner and a movie to every oversized luxury seat. The Ovations feature an extensive menu with over 100 premium food and beverage selections providing valued guest to enjoy the biggest Hollywood blockbusters like never before. Ovation also includes amenities such…

Kindness & An Orange Shirt

As we look around it seems like kindness is in short supply these days.  All you have to do is turn on the news and your flooded with robberies, theft, murder and just plain evil. So when something good happens, I strive to share those stories.  And when it happens to my own child?  Well,…

SENSORY FRIENDLY SANTA VISITS 2016 #SpecialNeeds

“ Caring Santa”, “Santa Cares”, and “Sensory Santa*” are coming to a mall near you on November 20 and December 4 at participating malls! Children with special needs and their families will have an opportunity to participate in the time-honored holiday tradition.  A private photo session with Santa in an environment set up to support…

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