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Eight Ways People With Special Needs Are Better Than Me

As I prepared to post this, I thought about the “Joy in the Journey” that I’ve experienced because of my friends with special needs. If you love, “Welcome to Holland,” please watch our dance interpretation of Emily Perl Kingsley’s powerful words: 1,206 more words

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Nazi extermination of the disabled, and the day I met a survivor of Auschwitz

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz. On this day I stop to remember, and ponder, and listen.  980 more words

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Expression of Love from a Special Child

The innocent and intuition of the young in being able to understand and respond to the needs of their fellow humans has always amazed me.  The young have not yet had their acts of compassion, kindness, and empathy socialized out of their repertoire of how to be human.  915 more words

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I hate seizures so much

Such a sad week, Conner’s seizures have become worse. He now is having 3-5, 1-2 minutes grand mals 70-100 infantile spasms a day. He desaturated during his grand mals, and is now foaming at the mouth with these ones. 64 more words

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PDD-NOS: Moving Beyond the Diagnosis

PDD-NOS   stands for pervasive developmental disorder.  According to the diagnostic literature, it means that a child has a severe impairment in his development of reciprocal social interaction.  406 more words

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Learners with exceptionalities

Songs for you and me is a wonderful source for fostering inclusion in the music classroom or at home with family and friends. These beautifully designed books include songs with iconic representation that children of all abilities can use at anytime. 12 more words


Jewish Disability Awareness Month shines light on the work of JF&CS and local agencies

As part of ongoing efforts for people with special needs and/or disabilities and their families, Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Jewish Residential Services (JRS) will co-present the upcoming program, “Can You Work While Receiving SSI or SSDI Benefits? 476 more words