Children with 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...
This Week’s Friday Finds 5/2/24

This Week’s Friday Finds 5/2/24

In Today’s Friday Finds: Sylvan Learning Center Summer Programs Ramilya Siegel Realtor Salons and Spas Directory TMOM Events Calendar TMOM Mother’s Day Giveaway   Sylvan Learning Center Summer Programs With the summer comes fun, but it’s also a time...
This Week’s Friday Finds

This Week’s Friday Finds

In Today’s Friday Finds: UNITE Festival hosted by Family Support Network of Central Carolina (FSNCC) Ruckus Climbing Gym Giveaway Summer Camps Warm Weather Recipes Spring Clean Your Finances   UNITE Festival host by Family Support Network of Central...
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...
Finding the Answer to “Why Me?”

Finding the Answer to “Why Me?”

By Guest Blogger Tabia McKinize I distinctly remember lying in the hospital bed asking out loud, “Why me?” My life has never been ordinary, so I laugh at my thoughts that my daughter’s birth would be… In my last semester as a senior at UNC Greensboro, I was 8 months...
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,...
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...
Getting the Financial Help You Need for Diapers

Getting the Financial Help You Need for Diapers

By Guest Blogger Aeroflow Healthcare The average family can spend $200-$300 a month on diapers or pull-ups per child or disabled adult. This astronomical cost can take away other necessities such as food or clothing. It’s no surprise nearly 1 in 3 American families...
“Double the … Fun?” Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

“Double the … Fun?” Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton If you haven’t already, meet Malcolm. He is 11; finishing up elementary school; loves basketball, baseball and his teen-age sister (much to her long-suffering annoyance); and, as you can tell, has Down syndrome. We found out about the DS...
New Name, New Look, New Energy – The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston Salem 

New Name, New Look, New Energy – The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston Salem 

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton As we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 (get it? 3-21, because people with DS have three copies of the 21st chromosome), I’d like to (re)introduce you to one of Winston-Salem’s most active and vibrant organizations: The Down...
The School Says Your Child May Have ADHD – Now What?

The School Says Your Child May Have ADHD – Now What?

By Guest Blogger Jim Anderson, MD, Pediatrician, Wake Forest Health Network – Pediatrics at Premier It’s that time of the school year when progress reports are sent out and parent-teacher conferences occur. For some parents, this can mean an often-worrisome...
Doing Good Things Series ~ Moji: Coffee and More

Doing Good Things Series ~ Moji: Coffee and More

By Guest Blogger Kaley Barenkamp This time last year, a group of Winston-Salem locals sat around a coffee table with one common question: what would happen if we put our talent, time and community connections together to create an opportunity that would provide...
“Doing Good Things Series” ~ The iCan House

“Doing Good Things Series” ~ The iCan House

By Guest Bloggers Kim Shufran and Courtney Perry In 2008, the iCan House was created by Kim Shufran who was seeking support and help for her daughter, Erica. Kim’s intelligent, sweet, and engaging 11­year old daughter was eager to make friends, but struggled so much...