We’ve been sharing info graphics all week about types of advocacy, hoping to break down a concept that is familiar to so many special needs parents and families. We’ve talked about self advocacy and the ability to speak up as an individual, knowing our strengths and struggles, understanding our personal interests and needs as well […]
Month: September 2021
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Hydrocephalus Awareness Month – September While I was looking for a social media graphic to support hydrocephalus awareness month, I started to think about my own awareness of hydrocephalus and of course the multiple complications that Andrew has due to the original birth defect, spina bifida. I began thinking about Andrew’s surgeries, doctor visits and […]
You may or may not have heard of this term before, but I can pretty much guarantee you that you’ve had this particular experience. Decision Fatigue is is the emotional and mental strain resulting from a burden of choices. The term, coined by Roy F. Baumeister, social psychologist and author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human […]
by Alexandra Lofton – Contributing Editor I have experienced first hand the adversity, and the unpredictability, that comes with growing up alongside a sibling with special needs. Although there have been hard times, I also want to reflect on the positive moments that contributed to a happy childhood, and give parents some tips on how […]