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Tzvi Schectman
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The Complete Special Needs Summer Guide

School is out and summer is in. The summer months provide for some of the most memorable moments for families. It can also cause some stressful situations for special needs families.

In this post we have put together a list of 13 summer resource articles that have been posted to this blog over the last couple of years. We hope this helps make your summer a memorable one!

Transitioning to summer1.Transitioning to Summer: 9 Tips for Special Needs Parents

Transitions are never easy for a child with special needs. Here are 9 tips that will help your child transition into a summer routine.

Summer Vacation Activities2. How to get through 82 Days of Summer Vacation

82 Days of summer vacation with no school or respite care is a scary feeling. Here is how writer Karen Wang gets through the long summer.

Summer Sensory Activities3. 9 Creative Sensory Ideas for a Summer of Fun

Summer is finally here! Warm days are ahead and your children will soon be looking to you to fill that time with fun activities.Here are some fantastic ideas for development of sensory processing and gross/fine motor skills.

special needs summer tips4. 19 Summer Tips From Special Needs Parents

The challenge of providing a structured and fun summer are weighing heavily on the minds of parents.  To make you a little less worried Netbuddy has collected 19 tips from parents of children with special needs on who to get through the summer break.

summer social skills5. 10 Activities For Practicing Life Skills This Summer

The summer is a perfect time to model and teach life skills.  Here are 10 summertime activities that introduce concepts in social skills, communication, organization, self-care and respect for self and others.

04011308546. 10 Things I Won’t & Will Do This Summer With My Child Who Has Special Needs

Isn’t it ironic that June, July and August is called summer “vacation”? For most parents the summer is no walk in the park. In this post Karen Wang tells us what here summer plans will be.

82 Summer Activities for families with special needs7. 82 Summer Activities for Families

Between June and September my kids have 82 days of summer vacation, and I’ve promised them something fun every single day.  That means I need 82 fun summer activities for one child with a developmental disability and one child who refuses to participate in most activities.  It’ll be a piece of cake, right?

Avoiding The Summer Slide8. 5 Tips for Preventing Summer Learning Loss

“Summer learning loss” or “the summer slide” is what teachers call the regression in skills which takes place in the time between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next. Here are 5 tips that will help your child retain knowledge.

special needs summer science activities9. 14 Tools For Science Exploration In The Summer

Looking for some alternative activities for your child with special needs over the summer? Here are 14 fun science tools that can be used for some very creative activities.

Spelling Words10. How to expand your child’s vocabulary with summer verbs

Summertime brings loads of options for outdoor activities to fill those hot summer days and nights. Here are some great tips to expand your child’s vocabulary while enjoying the summer.

Summer and special educators11. The 7 things every special educator must do on their summer break

For special educators the summer can be a very important time. Here are seven things every special educator must do to help get ready for the coming school year.

Summer Camps For Children With Special Needs12. 25 Summer Camps For Individuals With Special Needs

If you think that your child’s special needs will prevent him or her from participating in a summer camp, it’s time to think again.  Here’s a run-down of the most popular camps for kids and adults with special needs.

18 Special Needs Summer camps13. 19 More Summer Camps For Individuals With Special Needs

Looking for some great special needs summer camps? Here are 19 more great summer camps you should know about!

Do you know of a resourceful summer article that will help special needs families? Post the link in the comment below.

Tzvi Schectman

Written on June 24, 2013 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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