Caring for Children with Special Needs

Children with autism, ADHD, and other medical complications need extra love and care. And so do their parents! Expand your circle of support through this community.

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Anat Baniel Method

mommytotrysten
  • By mommytotrysten · New reply September 30, 2011
  • 1 reply
  • Has anyone used the Anat Baniel Method before? I have heard it used on preemies that have had brain bleeds when they are older, but I read in a post on another forum it is supposed to work on kids with ...

My Odyessey: Motherhood, For parents who have children with CHD

keisha90
  • By keisha90 · Posted June 30, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • Hello inspire! I have decided to start a new blog about my journey through motherhood and caring for a child with Congenital Heart Disease. I hope some of the things I share can help other families like ...

help!! cant bring baby home

shadowfairy4ever
  • By shadowfairy4ever · New reply April 20, 2011
  • 4 replies
  • i have a 7 month old baby boy who hasnt been home since he was born. he was 41 weeks but couldnt swallow his salivia so they put in a trach and g tube. to be able to take him home, i have to have a backup ...

Will my son with mild CP walk one day?

michelle2010
  • By michelle2010 · New reply March 22, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • Hey, everybody, I am new to here and from Canada but live in Shanghai now. Hope to stay connected with you all. I find this website and groups here are quiet helpful. I am very frustrated because my 2 ...

Pregnant and Have a Severly Disabled 7 yr. Old

HeroForHannah
  • By HeroForHannah · New reply March 3, 2011
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  • My daughter, Hannah, became disabled in 2008 due to a brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma. She was completely healthy and progressing normally for her age until she started to have headaches. A cat ...

Baby in NICU not a premie

christys1221
  • By christys1221 · Posted August 17, 2010
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  • My son with born at 40 weeks with some pretty major birth defects - TE Fistula and an imperforate anus. Luckily, all of his medical conditions are correctable and he has been doing wonderful! Only one ...

unknown developmental delay, hypotonia and aspiration

mama-erin
  • By mama-erin · Posted July 14, 2010
  • 0 replies
  • Hello all, I wrote about a year ago about my pregnancy, and testing a little high for down syndrome. This is a long, but the update of my little prince. The rest of my pregnancy was watched closely because ...

January

arty4av
  • By arty4av · New reply May 6, 2010
  • 1 reply
  • I was recently watching the psych week on discovery health i believe it was. The episode I am refering to is the Born Scitzophrenic episode with the little girl January. I was wondering if their was any ...

I was told my baby has a 1/260 chance of baby having Down Syndrome

mama-erin
  • By mama-erin · New reply April 18, 2010
  • 7 replies
  • Yesterday I get a call on my cell at work, it was my doctor telling me the results of my 16wk lab draw from last wed. Says everything came back fine except that I was increased risk for my baby having ...

kids with cerebral palsy

stacey-momma
  • By stacey-momma · New reply March 28, 2010
  • 26 replies
  • Do any of you out there have children with cerebral palsy? My 7 year old does, and I was just wondering how many are affected and how they are affected. I hear a lot more about autism and other disabilities ...

AUTISM CHILD W/ SPEECH DELAY

GELA2421
  • By GELA2421 · Posted March 11, 2010
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  • I FOUND OUT MY SON HAD AUTISM WHEN HE WAS 2YRS OLD. WHEN I FIRST GOT THE NEWS I WAS SHOCKED AND SCARED. ALL A MOTHER WANTS WHEN THERE CHILD IS BORN FOR THEM TO B HEATHLY. I HAD FRANKIE AT FULL TERM. HE ...

Concerned Grandma

smithtm
  • By smithtm · New reply February 6, 2010
  • 8 replies
  • My daughter is 22 weeks pregnant with her first child. She has had four ultrasounds and at the last appointment they explained that there is a possibility that the baby could be at risk for Down Syndrome ...

scared!!!!

destani2010
  • By destani2010 · New reply February 3, 2010
  • 1 reply
  • i need some guidance.. im expecting my second baby and she is diagosed with spina bifida anone no bout it ...

developmental delays

pastorsahra
  • By pastorsahra · Posted January 4, 2010
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  • My daughter has struggled in her development for years. Arrianna is 7 years old now, and she still struggles. The state of missouri diagnosed her with mild mental retardation as well she also has orthopedic ...

GUESS WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lilmommy4evr (Inactive)
  • By lilmommy4evr (Inactive) · New reply December 30, 2009
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  • OKAY!!! I hope you party ppl are ready to read alot!! 1st: I have just found that my close friend, Angie gave birth a month ago to a Primordial Dwarf. This is very rare and sadly she does not want him ...

i can't believe the horrible car seat use on these shows

jasminesmom
  • By jasminesmom · New reply November 17, 2009
  • 4 replies
  • i've been watching the special shows this week and last and the car seat use it so bad... a lot of these children are small enough to still be rear facing and the ones who are harnessed forward facing ...

my son with cp is going to have spinal fusion i'm looking 4 advice pls

searching4peace
  • By searching4peace · New reply October 27, 2009
  • 3 replies
  • Hello all, I am a mom of 4 beautiful kids my second oldest has severe special needs, including spastic quadriplegia, chronic lung disease, trache, gjtube placement, a seizure disorder and last but not ...

unusual problem... advice???

stacey-momma
  • By stacey-momma · New reply June 26, 2009
  • 6 replies
  • ok, i have an unusual problem and am not sure i can do anything about it. my 6 year old eleni has cerebral palsy. she doesn't understand much at all, and definately not the word "quiet." it hasn't been ...

expecting a child with down syndrome

teachk20
  • By teachk20 · New reply June 24, 2009
  • 3 replies
  • We are expecting in late August and this is our first. Our child has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome after an amnio. He also has two congenital heart disorders. We know we will love our baby boy so ...

Raising a child wth Cerebral Palsy

Superlaura
  • By Superlaura · New reply June 20, 2009
  • 1 reply
  • My son just turned 5 in April, and suffers from Cerebral Palsy, which was thought to be derived from trauma during his delivery at 30 weeks. Luckily, his case is not too severe... he learned to walk at ...

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