Education for Special Needs

7 Strategies for a Successful End of Year IEP Meeting

7 Strategies for a Successful End of Year IEP Meeting

By TMoM Team Member Britney Dent As the school year draws to an end, most teachers are scheduling end of year IEP meetings or “re-eval” meetings. An IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is a legally binding document that lays out accommodations for students receiving...
Nurturing Strength: Medical Advocacy for Your Medically Complex Child

Nurturing Strength: Medical Advocacy for Your Medically Complex Child

By Guest Blogger Marilyn Beaver Embarking on the journey of parenthood is filled with joy and hope. But for some parents, it takes an unexpected turn when they find themselves caring for a medically complex child. These children face ongoing health challenges,...
Thanksgiving with Gratitude: Celebrating with the Autism Community in the Triad

Thanksgiving with Gratitude: Celebrating with the Autism Community in the Triad

By Guest Blogger Seph Bartholomew, of Key Autism Services The month of November is a time for reflection and thankfulness, where families and communities express gratitude for their blessings. In the Triad region of North Carolina, this year brings an additional...
The Home School Journey I Never Intended to Take…

The Home School Journey I Never Intended to Take…

By Guest Blogger Whitney Preslar Prior to the monumental earthquake that shook our lives almost 4 years ago, if you’d asked me whether I would consider Homeschooling my son, my answer would be similar to 95% of you. Heck to the NO! I loved the moment I lovingly walked...
Speech Therapy, Royal Entertainment, Private Schooling, Research Study, and KMO

Speech Therapy, Royal Entertainment, Private Schooling, Research Study, and KMO

By TMoM Team Member Rachel Hoeing In today’s Sunday Spotlight: Speech therapy from SpeakEasy Royal entertainment from Reserving Royalty Private schooling at Wesleyan Christian Academy Local research study for pregnant women from iGROW Forsyth Family’s Kids...
Activities, Resources, and Support for Families with Special Needs

Activities, Resources, and Support for Families with Special Needs

By Guest Blogger Katy Biagini with Family Support Network of Central Carolina When you are faced with a child’s disability, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, isolated, and alone. Overwhelmed as you swim through a sea of information pertaining to your child’s diagnosis,...
The R Word: When You Know Better, You Do Better

The R Word: When You Know Better, You Do Better

By Guest Blogger Tracy Beatty I am the mother of a special needs child. My first born child, Evan, has Fragile X Syndrome. Fragile X is the most inherited form of intellectual disability and autism. Fragile X can cause a range of disabilities from mild learning...
One Dad’s Perspective In Homeschooling His ADHD Daughter During COVID

One Dad’s Perspective In Homeschooling His ADHD Daughter During COVID

By Guest Blogger Juan Santos M.S., CRC, LCMHC As a parent, watching my kids grow and learn during COVID, I can tell you that I am amazed and proud to see how they are navigating such difficult waters. Parenting and homeschooling a child with ADHD is a ball game of its...
Encouraging Children to Befriend a Peer with Special Needs

Encouraging Children to Befriend a Peer with Special Needs

By Guest Blogger Nancy Micca Every parent of a child with special needs will tell you that cultivating opportunities for their child to experience friendship can be one of their greatest challenges. We all want our children to be included, have positive social...
How Can Big Bird, Elmo, and Friends Help Young Children Navigate this Difficult Time?

How Can Big Bird, Elmo, and Friends Help Young Children Navigate this Difficult Time?

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray, PhD, LCMHC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative in the UNCG Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships Last month, I got to go somewhere that I never even could have dreamed would be possible when I was a...