Parents always have questions. Where should I take my kids this weekend? Where can I find something new or different for them to do? Where can I make a birthday party for my child?
In general, parents ask a lot of questions. Parents of children with special needs ask many of those questions as well as those that parents of typical kids may never have to ask. That being said, sometimes the answers are both different and harder to find. Everyday, there are children being diagnosed with physical, neurological and developmental disabilities. Long Island’s special needs community now has its very own resource directory, www.specialneedsforspecialkids.com.
The resources you will find on this website have been cultivated by parents of special needs children. The goal is to provide an array of different resources, products, and services that can better the lives of special needs kids and their families throughout Long Island. By the way, everyone is someone’s child. It doesn’t matter if you are 4 or 40 years old. We don’t put age limitations on our resources and the people who can use them. We want you to be the best advocate for your child and your family.
When parents advocate they support, defend, champion, promote, back, believe in, encourage and campaign for their child. For the most part; parents advocate all the time for their children. Most of the time we are advocating and don’t even realize we are doing it. Advocating is second nature for most parents.
We love our children unconditionally with or without special needs. However, when you have a child with special needs, you have to advocate a little harder making sure they get what they need from medical professionals, their school district, therapists, family and friends. As their parent, you want to make sure that you are doing everything possible to make their life safer, better, more enjoyable and more fulfilling.
How do you become the best advocate you can for your child and family?
Special Needs for Special Kids is the best place to start. It is a great website where you can find invaluable information to use and share. Special Needs for Special Kids is all about sharing. If you have a special needs question, post it on our message board; most likely there is someone from our community who will have a suggestion or answer for you. If you have information you want to share, this is the place to do it. We depend on each other and we get it! There is a lot of information out there and Special Needs for Special Kids is making it accessible to you.
Remember, knowledge is power!
Special Day 4 Special Kids
Sept 22, 2013 from 11-4PM
at West Hills Day Camp!
NYC Special Expo
Dec. 8, 2013 at
The Metropolitan Pavilion
LI Special Expo
Apr. 6, 2014 at
The Viscardi Center
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