News Alert for my special needs community! Did you know that your child/ren could qualify for SSI and /or SSDI? Please go online to socialsecurity.gov to submit an application. I received a wealth of information tonight at The Brennen School, Delaware Autism Program and they had agencies from SSI, DDDS and more there to help us fill out applications and to answer questions regarding benefits. Please share this information to help reduce financial stress in our special needs community. If your child's application was denied keep trying. I was denied 5 times before it was approved
Teenagers can be difficult to parent. I am blessed with my eldest, she has remained calm but strong all her life with little, if any rebellion or pushing boundaries.
But if you are struggling, know that in general, it’s a stage whilst they assert who they are going forward into young adulthood.
My eldest has just turned 18. To read my thoughts on this go over to my blog. Direct link in bio 💙
My girls laughing at my Facebook posts over the years! 🤣
Life flies by, we ALL have issues to deal with but we can still make those happy moments count 💙
Latest blog post talks about your child turning 18! Link in bio 💙
Been meaning to share this because I saw that Mrs. McCaffrey posted it a couple of weeks ago💙 What a perfect way to word the perspective coming from a Special Education teacher about their students with IEPs when explaining it to the parents of the students💙 #FutureSpecialEducationTeacher#SpecialNeedsAdvocate
My Mase. You don't see him as much because he's a blur....a fast one. CP and autism doesn't stop him. He's my reason for so many things. He's the reason I'm the person I am. I've grown so much because of him. He's gonna be 8 in June. I can't believe it. Even though he's non verbal he is the most LOVING kid ever. I can only imagine being in his shoes. He's my heart. ♡
So excited to have finally met the wonderful founder of @onespecialworld 💛🌎 The club originally started at her high school, and it's goal was to raise money for Fragile X Syndrome research. Danielle's group successfully donated over $40k, and now has raised almost $25k towards a group home for middle- to high functioning adults with special needs. So grateful to meet such a beautiful soul 🤗💛🌼
Finally finished making all of the bracelets for the auction for the Autism Cares Spring Gala! 😄❤💙💞🎗 I will be posting about each of the bracelets that I haven't posted about yet like I've done for my other special needs awareness bracelets in the past later on starting tomorrow! Stay tuned❣😊 #specialneedsadvocate
#NoChildShouldBeLeftBehind#specialneedsadvocate#hope#love#kind#Repost @olamma4autism (@get_repost)
‘A Night Of Hope’ Fundraiser gala to support families living with Autism and other Neurological Disorders
Chairperson : Mrs Chizor Malize [CEO -Brandzone LLC @chizormalize]
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Host : Gbenga Adeyinka @gbengaadeyinka1stgcon * * *
Guest Speaker: Dr Alok Sharma [Renowned Neurologist]
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Free intervention and rehabilitation programs for families
Assisting intending therapists/neurological disorder careers with international certifications and trainings through funding (mostly targeted at siblings as we would like them to get involved and reduce cost of paying specialists)
Setting up a Centre based/ walk- in rehabilitation/support and counseling unit for families living with neurological disorders .
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On the Day we would be debuting our 5Mins ‘Ray of Hope’ documentary! .
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We are excited!!! .
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Date: April 22nd 2018 .
Venue: Federal Palace Hotel * * *
Event is Strictly by Invitation!!! .
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My secret weapon for IEP Meetings 😈😁
Landon's meeting was a success and I think we have a great plan for next year. So much stress has been lifted. Mainly from that fact that Landon has a great team that truly cares about him and supports us.
We all do it. We all want for more. Better. Happier. Healthier. Fitter. Contentment...whatever it is, we have the potential for anything 💙 it’s about enjoying it as we go along. There’s always something to smile about 💙
Since I'm still sidelined from exercising I'm using nap time to get ready for Landon's IEP Meeting tomorrow.
It's not fun reading what my amazing little boy hasn't accomplished yet (keyword yet). But it's important to see where he is struggling so as a team we can decide if a new approach needs to be tried.
On the positive side it's great to see some goals finally being crushed. Landon is a determined kid and with the mastery of new skills he has been able to do more things independently. Which honestly at the end of the day is my biggest dream for him. To be as independent as possible and well happy. I'm not too worried about the happy part since this kid infects everyone he meets with it.
These past few days we’ve been able to engage in activities & embrace in the personality as opposed to the issues of late, the no sleeping & constant meltdowns have taken a side step for a while. I know they’ll return but right now things are on a good, manageable stretch.
I noticed I’d become so overtired & grouchy that my demand for taking control was causing issues that are actually common practice for most of us.
My new blog post is ready to read. It’s an eye opener. (Yes. Pun intended 😏)
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We assume that it’s polite, good manners & proof of listening when we firmly say “look at me when I’m talking to you” but does that mean they’re not listening?
Look out for my next blog post as I’ll be covering this. I have this issue with my son 💙