Self-Care is Critical for Caregivers with Unique Challenges

Consider that 20 percent of the population has a disability. That’s one-fifth of all people who need extra support! Caregivers for those high-needs individuals may experience compassion fatigue and stress at high levels. National Geographic’s film, Stress, Portrait of a Killer, provides an overview of the risks and includes a story of parents who care Read More

Get Ready for Summer with Camp Planning

Planning summer camp for children with special needs requires a bit of extra thinking and planning. Your initial questions might feel fear-based: Will the camp be accessible enough? Will she be safe? Will they care for him?  Will the kids be nice? Is she ready? Am I ready?  Getting organized can alleviate your fears and Read More

Summer and Dads of Children with Special Needs

For more info go to www.dadsmove.org Summertime Ideas for Dads Summer time can be a particularly stressful time of year for us dads that are raising special needs children. One of the ways our family and many that we have served go through this time is by networking with other parents to do activities jointly Read More

Dads Need Support Too!

By Nelson Rascon from DadsMOVE Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs you can have, throw into that a child with a disability. The daily rigors of raising a child with disabilities is not only stressful, but can damage your relationship with your partner.  Dads are stubborn creatures; I know I’m one of them! We Read More