Special Needs

Dying Child Still Has to Take Standardized Test

By Carina

My friend Andrea Rediske's oldest son, Ethan, was injured at birth. He developed cerebral palsy, brain damage, and blindness. He was also really sweet, and loved by his brothers, his teacher, and his dog. Ethan was in hospice for a month before passing away a few short weeks ago, but even while on ... Read More

Premature Baby First Year Video

By Rachael Herrscher

This is Ward Miles' first year captured on video by his dad, Benjamin. Ward was born 3 1/2 months premature. He weighed just under a pound and a half. You can follow them on Instagram to track Ward's progress here. Beautiful! Ward Miles - First Year from BenjaminScot on Vimeo.... Read More

“Babies Like This Don’t Live,” Except They Do

By Erica Fehrman

Who will fight for your child, if not you?  This is the story of Dawn and her baby boy, Wyatt, with excerpts pulled from her family update blog.   Due on July 17th, Wyatt was past due when we found out he had a condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH).  Which means that th... Read More

Did Your Baby Have Problems at Birth? Dealing with Birth Defects

By Amy Allen Johnson

We all dream of having a healthy baby. What happens when your baby has problems at birth? My first pregnancy was an amazing blessing.  From conception through delivery, I could not have asked for a better experience. Like most first-time moms, I studied and read every book on pregnancy. I took p... Read More

Marfan Mom

By Staff

Maya is a mom who is living with Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder that weakens multiple body systems, including the heart, blood vessels, bones and joints, lungs and eyes. Not only that, but her oldest child is autistic and the baby also has Marfan. Despite these challenges, Maya documents her ha... Read More

Sneak Peek: Raising A Special Child

By Staff

A Single Mom raising a special child and trying my best to balance real life with "what ifs". My life is full and often pretty crazy dealing with a Special Needs child and all that comes along with it, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Austin does not let any of his "issues" stop him from movin... Read More

The Adventures of Mr. Busypants

By Staff

I'm a SAHM/PT college-level writing instructor/freelance editor/faithful believer in Jesus Christ. The purpose of this blog is to have a place to write about the Adventures of Mr. Busypants, my 6-year-old son with autism, and his chunky sidekick (and little sister), almost 2 Miss Chattyshoes.... Read More

The Pages of Our Crazy Life

By Staff

Pictures and stories from my life with a soldier husband I see only on weekends; an adorable, autistic son; and a crazy, beautiful daughter.... Read More

Autism blog

By Staff

Various articles written by mother, grandmother of Autistic child. Also articles of information on Autism... Read More

The Adventures of Leelo and His Potty-Mouthed Mom

By Staff

I am more than just a parent, but with three small kids--one of whom is autistic--the current playlist is limited.... Read More