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Cooper is retarded

Cooper is “Retarded”

Yep, you read that correctly.  Since my seven-year-old son’s IQ is below 70, he would’ve been classified, at least until September of 2013 when the Social Security Administration officially got rid of the term, as mentally retarded.  Cooper is a sweet, strong, innocent, awesome, amazing, wonderful child. He loves to dance, sit outside in the […]

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kids in costume

Handicap Halloween

When I was a kid, I loved Halloween. The costumes, the candy, running around outside in the fall air; it was a magical holiday. Then I grew up. And Halloween became sexy costumes for the women and foolish costumes for the men.  It was awful and predictable. And then I became a parent, and Halloween […]

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Tree of Life

If you’re a mom on Facebook, you have probably seen by now at least one of those gorgeous Tree of Life “brelfies.” The breastfeeding selfies use the PicsArt app to depict breastfeeding as a system of roots, branching into a tree in their baby’s mouth. Traditional “brelfies” are used as a way to normalize breastfeeding […]

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Caring Santa- Santa Visits for Children with Special Needs

Ho Ho Ho! Autism Speaks is thrilled to be partnering with Simon Property Group, Inc. and the Noerr Programs Corporation on their Caring Santa program, in association with AbilityPath! Caring Santa is an opportunity to connect with multitudes of families that have children with autism and other special needs, providing a more controlled and welcoming environment to visit Noerr’s Santa Photo Experience! Register for the event here

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Words that hurt special needs Jennifer McMinn Memphis Moms Blog

Special Needs and Words That Hurt

It’s official. As the mom of a child that has some special needs, I have been offended to the point of tears. My daughter is in a preschool program for kids with special needs.  She has slight brain damage that causes some developmental delays. I am hopeful that through early intervention, she will eventually overcome her delays. Today was another […]

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