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Tzvi Schectman
BY Tzvi Schectman

6 Great Blog Posts from Parents of children with special needs

From the day we first started the Friendship Circle Blog last April we have taken an interest in what people write about in their own blogs. We were blown away with the amount of quality articles written on a regular basis.

Once a month we highlight blog posts from other bloggers that we thought were great reads. Below are six blog post we think are worth reading. Hope you enjoy.

If you know of any blogs that you think we should be reading (don’t be afraid to promote your own blog) let us know in the comment section below.

Living With a side of autismAutism Awareness VS. Parents Magazine
Jen from Living with a side of autism puts her spin on the proper response to Parents Magazine not mentioning anything about Autism Awareness Month in their latest issue.
On Twitter: @JenTroester

Clothes for Kids with Special NeedsClothes for kids with special needs: What are you waiting for, Prada?
On Love That Max Guest blogger Joanna Dreifus talks about comfortable clothing for children withs special needs and provides three stores that specialize in clothing for children with sensory issues.
On Twitter: @LoveThat Max

The Calming Effect of “Heavy Work” for Sensory Processing Disorder
From PsychMamma comes a post about propriceptive input (the awareness of posture, movement, and changes in equilibrium and the knowledge of position, weight, and resistance of objects as they relate to the body). She gives 26 activities that will help calm children with Sensory Processing Disorder.
On Twitter: @PsychMamma

Hopeful ParentsGladiator Games and IEP’s
Lisa Peters one of the bloggers at Hopeful Parents beautifully compares her IEP battles and the struggle to get services for her son to the Gladiators of ancient Rome. Lisa focuses on how the mistakes she made and the lessons she learned will help prepare her for future encounters.
On Twitter: @Hopeful parents

Special Happens“Inclusive Classrooms” and classroom “havens” for children with special needs
On the blog Special Happens Gina talks about the benefits of a child spending part of their day being challenged in an inclusion classroom with typical children, and still have a resource room that can serve as a haven where they can work on skills and control impulses.
On Twitter: Special_Happens

Friendship Circle BlogWorld Autism Awareness Day: Do you dare to be aware?
April is Autism Awareness Month.  Although some of us live with Autism everyday, most people have difficulty understanding what living with Autism really means. Teach your typical children how it feels to walk in someone else’s shoes.
On Twitter: @FCMichigan


Tzvi Schectman

Written on April 4, 2011 by:

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+

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