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Lauren Lewis
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Here is Who is Promoting the Great Bike Giveaway

If you have not heard about it yet the Great Bike Giveaway was launched last week. The contest is designed to give away adaptive bike to children with special needs. You can read about how the contest works here and our bike sponsors here. So far over 600 people have entered the contest and at least 45 bikes will be given away.

To help spread the word about the Great Bike Giveaway we enlisted the help of bloggers and organizations to be media sponsors. The media sponsors of the Great Bike Giveaway share a passion for bringing awareness, support, and care to those with special needs. Take some time to visit these special needs organizations and blogs.

Love that Max

lovethatmaxbutton (1)Love That Max is as an inspirational, informational, occasionally irreverent blog written by Ellen Seidman. She has a son, Max, with special needs.  It is currently the #1 disability blog by traffic ranking. Content regularly appears on The Huffington Post.

The Coffee Klatch

tcklogo (1)The Coffee Klatch not only aims to guide those dealing with children with mental illness, disabilities or autism, but also shares an important message of fostering and embracing differences. Put aside labels and see the incredible kid behind the diagnosis. Find and marvel the wonder of “different” and always remember that these kids are not just special in their needs but in their brilliance as well.

The Autism HelperThe Autism Helper

Sasha Long is a special education teacher in Chicago who started The Autism Helper to provide resources, tips, and materials to help readers help children with autism.

Sensory Processing DisorderThe Sensory Spectrum

Trying to keep up with the latest information on Sensory Spectrum Disorders can be exhausting. The Sensory Spectrum provides one place for the latest articles, research, news coverage and more.

Fun and Function

Fun and FunctionFun and Function has a  line of fun and engaging products to build skills and self-esteem, realizing each child’s potential. More importantly, their expert staff provides insight on what products will work best for your child’s individual needs. Look to their blog for advice.

Kat’s Cafe

Kat s CafeKat writes about her passions in life and makes connections with the special needs community, as she is a mother to three boys with special needs. She incorporates her uniques family, current research, and news affecting the special needs community in her blogging efforts.

Parenting Special Needs

Parenting Special NeedsParenting Special Needs is on a mission to provide parents of special needs children, of all ages and stages of life, both information and inspiration. The Parenting Special Needs On Line Magazine has created a world that provides practical tips, shares life’s lessons, tackles the challenges and celebrates the joys, of one of life’s greatest gifts.

Angelman Today

Angelman TodayAngelman Today is an online magazine that has many article contributors from their medical and scientific advisory board, parents and businesses that provide products and services that help support Angelman families.

The Inclusive Class

The Inclusive ClassThe Inclusive Class hosts a blog all about inclusive education and classrooms. Along with the blog, there is a podcast called “The Inclusive Class Podcast”, which airs live on Friday mornings at 9:00 AM EST. Here you will find interviews with experts, authors, teachers and researchers in the field of inclusive education.


Pediastaff specializes in pediatric speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, related assistants, and now – school psychologists! They have a blog that focuses on these areas.

The Rhythm Tree

The Rhythm TreeRyan Judd is a board certified music therapist. He has a master’s degree in Music Therapy and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Child Development. The Rhythm Tree is his video blog where he focuses on music therapy.


PrintGravitybread aims to help parents use language during mealtime while sharing some great recipes. Mealtime with young children, especially with special needs can be a struggle, but with the help of Gravitybread it can be fun and educational.

Kid Companions

Kid CompanionsLorna d’Entremont writes for Kid Companions. Kid Companions makes sensory tools that bring peace of mind to caregivers and a shot of confidence to special needs youth. SentioCHEWS and KidCompanions chewelry is chewable, tuggable and wearable, it is above all a non-toxic chew necklace “cool” enough to blend in.

think inclusiveThink Inclusive

Think Inclusive is an online resource that promotes the full and authentic inclusion of people with disabilities in their school and communities through education and advocacy.

Playing with Words 365

playing with wordsPlaying with Words 365 brings together parents and professionals in the name of speech and language development. The blog was started as a resource for both parents and professionals who work with children birth to 5 to provide information on speech and language development as well as intervention strategies and activity ideas that can be used to help promote and expand young children’s communication skills

Special Happens

Special HappensSpecial Happens is a community resource and blog full of inspiration, information and insight, written primarily by contributors with children with special needs. The site is dedicated to sharing experiences and resources while developing a community of support for families of children with special needs.

Different Dream

Different DreamDifferent Dream is a website for parents of children with special needs who need encouragement and comfort. You will find a  blog, discussions, and recommended resources. Different Dream is around to accompany parents as they seek treatment and care for children with special needs.

Raising an AspergetsRaising Asperger’s Kids

A parenting blog for those raising a child on the Autism Spectrum. The mission aims to provide help for taking a child from PDD-NOS to Asperger’s to an A student in college and beyond.

lp (1)Autistic Globetrotting

Margalit Sturm Francus writes hoping that her website will continue to be a source of encouragement to autistic travellers worldwide, and remain a platform for me to share experiences for everyone to enjoy.

Littman Krooks LLP

Littman Krooks LLPLittman Krooks LLP, with offices in New York, White Plains and Fishkill, NY, offers legal services in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Veterans’ Benefits, Guardianship, Special Needs Planning and Special Education Advocacy,Corporate and SEC.


Sarah’s Great Day

Sarahs great daySarah and her mother, Valerie, film their own cooking show. They are both big proponents of inclusion.

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Lauren Lewis

Written on March 10, 2014 by:

Lauren Lewis began working at the Friendship Circle in May 2012 as the Communications and Event Coordinator. After participating in Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan and meeting some amazing kids with special needs, Lauren fell in love with the cause and never stopped advocating. When not at the Friendship Circle, she is wearing maize and blue and enjoying life in Detroit. You can connect with Lauren on LinkedIn.

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