Category: Children with Special Needs

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New & Updated Special Needs Directory

By Aprille Donaldson From Katie: We’re thrilled to present you with this new and updated directory of special needs resources. Many thanks to Aprille Donaldson for...

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Special Needs series: ADD and ADHD

By Kristen Bagwell When I was in 4th grade, a child in our class was classified ADD/ADHD. It was a relatively new diagnosis at the time, and seemed to be a very...

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Stranger on a Park Bench

By Guest Blogger Aprille Donaldson, author of the blog Beautiful in His Time A few months ago, I found myself sitting on a bench at Bolton Park, watching my 3-year-old...

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Upside Down … and Sometimes Inside Out!

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton When you have a child with Down syndrome, you get used to a few things: hearing how happy and loving people with Down syndrome are; therapy...

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Special Needs Series: Down Syndrome

By Guest Blogger Kristen Bagwell As part of our special needs series, I wanted to cover a topic that is familiar to many of us: Down Syndrome. While this diagnosis has...

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How To Help NICU Parents ~ Ideas from a Micro-Preemie Mom

By Lisa Tandan, author of the blog Alannah Annabelle: A micro-preemie adventure I have always considered myself to be ordinary. I assume that if something, whether good...

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Special Needs Series: Autism

Seeing Claire Danes win a Golden Globe Sunday night reminded me how much I loved the movie Temple Grandin. What a great segue to this week’s special needs topic,...

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Summer Break: Is it “breaking” our kids?

By Deneane Davis, Academic Dean & Kori Mackall, Summer Program Director, The Piedmont School Most teachers will tell you that it often takes a month or two to help...

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Gourmet Lunchbox Lunch with Maya Angelou

By Casey Raymer, Director of Development and Volunteer Services at ABC of NC “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Dr. Maya Angelou ABC of NC...

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ABC of NC Asks Triad to Support Autism Health Insurance Legislation

By Felice Brenner, Chair, Board of Directors, ABC of NC Child Development Center ABC of NC Child Development Center is asking North Carolina lawmakers to right an...