Anxiety and PTSD. What you don’t know about special needs parenting.

By Laura Smith|July 17, 2016|apraxia blog, global apraxia, Sensory Processing Disorder, special needs parenting|

Can everyone agree parenting is stressful? I’m sure we all can.  I read something the other day though that perfectly described my life. “If parenting can feel like a roller coaster of anxiety, than special needs parenting is a whole carnival.”  I’ve also read that PTSD is common among parents of kids with special needs. I’ve also read and seen quoted a very popular article: Autism moms have stress similar

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Blue Man Group’s reputation for kids with special needs

By Laura Smith|April 3, 2016|Apraxia, apraxia blog, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Sensory Processing Disorder|

We went to Vegas for Spring Break, and we took the the kids to see the Blue Man Group.  I had heard great things about the show in my parent support groups, so I thought it would be the perfect show for my kids. Ashlynn has a formal dx of SPD, and my son, well, he definitely has sensory issues.  Not sure if they fit a formal dx or not,

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