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Allergen-Free Bakeries in NYC

20140222_161159_resizedCheck out my latest post on Mommy Poppins, where I turn Ian’s allergies into a delicious experience (though I’m counting the days until I have a real slice of pizza!).

Special Needs-Friendly Ski Resorts Near NYC: Adaptive Winter Programs For Kids

In celebration of all of this (damned) snow, CLICK HERE to read my latest article on Mommy Poppins, and as an extra bonus a cute picture of Ryan and Margaret romping in the snow :)

The Child’s Place: Special Needs Programming At Brooklyn Public Library

Special Needs Halloween Costume Ideas

Still debating costumes for yourself or your special needs child? If you’re anything like our family, James and I discuss the same 3 costume choices year after year, none of which involve helmets, masks, face paint, scratchy material, special shoes, sound effects or anything scary. What they all do involve are Star Wars, Harry Potter or Nintendo characters. Put the last two sentences together and that equals….. yep, about 3 costumes.

My 3 yr old and James are going as the Mario brothers this year – James is Mario. To make it sensory friendly (for both of them) we are using an eyeliner pencil for a mustache  and wearing cotton t-shirts underneath the scratchy overall costume. I wanted my 4 yr old to go as Princess Peach but she insisted on being Ariel, and with her red hair who was I to resist? I just hope she lets me brush it the night before!

Need some ideas?

Click here for hundreds of special costumes for wheelchair users, people with sensory issues, and more!

Why We Finally Chose A Contained Classroom Setting

September 12, 2013 4 comments

james 6th gradeRead my latest piece on the Child Mind Institute, about inclusive vs. contained classroom settings and our experience in both.

Child Mind Institute: Important Mental Health Info For Kids At Your Fingertips

The Friendship Circle: Socializing NYC Kids with Special Needs

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