Big sister, Little brother…..he has Down Syndrome and Autism!

She was the apple of her parents’ eyes for a long time until her brother came along. Growing up with working parents, Joanne became a bookworm and would just soak in books instead of playing by herself while waiting for her mom to wake up after a restful sleep from night duty. Due to her … Continue reading “Big sister, Little brother…..he has Down Syndrome and Autism!”

Best Christmas gifts for kids with special needs- what to give and get the biggest hug!

Christmas is just around the corner. I remember when I was a kid, I would always wait expectantly for Christmas day because this was the time when  I would go to my godparents’ house, hug them  and ask their blessing, then  I would get a full plastic bag of goodies in return. Life was simpler … Continue reading “Best Christmas gifts for kids with special needs- what to give and get the biggest hug!”

Luxury on Mother’s day….our Special Needs Moms deserve it

Mother’s day is almost here. How do you, dear moms celebrate this special day? Maybe eat out with the whole family? Or a movie date with your spouse or even with the kids as well? The kids or the spouses usually bring flowers home, right, and of course this is a very nice gesture from … Continue reading “Luxury on Mother’s day….our Special Needs Moms deserve it”

How to Travel with Family including your Special Child ( with Less Stress )

Have you tried going somewhere with your whole family including your special child? I sure did, with my son who was only three years old then. He is not special but being very young of course has its own challenges and it was our first international travel as a family. Later in 2016, we traveled … Continue reading “How to Travel with Family including your Special Child ( with Less Stress )”

How to Spread the Word of Love … Ten Songs to Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness day. Autism spectrum disorder is a life long disability that affects how a person communicates and relates with others and how they experience the world around them. There’s a lot of stigmas to people with autism. Many people misunderstand those with the spectrum. Therefore, let us join organizations all … Continue reading “How to Spread the Word of Love … Ten Songs to Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day”

Behavior therapy for Autism-from a registered therapist to your home

I luckily met another friend at Wealthy Affiliate who happily shares her experiences taking care of autistic and other special kids. She loves kids, that’s for sure. Some people, including me, even considers her an angel for doing her job really well and with passion. Meet Taylor, who offers behavior therapy for autism and other special kids, … Continue reading “Behavior therapy for Autism-from a registered therapist to your home”

Raising a child with Down syndrome – our baby is our happy pill

I’m excited to introduce another extraordinary mom who cares for her child with special needs. Her name is Emerald, a full time elementary school teacher for the last 12 years, who juggles her time between work and taking care of her family of 5. She is happily married to Jonathan, with whom she bore three … Continue reading “Raising a child with Down syndrome – our baby is our happy pill”

Is Music Therapeutic? Know the Benefits for your Child with Special Needs

With or without musical talent, your special child can benefit from music therapy. I should know. Pangga, my sister with Down syndrome who passed away a few years back, loved to sing. She had a good voice. She could follow the notes and the rhythm to the beat.  Because Pangga never learned how to read, … Continue reading “Is Music Therapeutic? Know the Benefits for your Child with Special Needs”

Special education teaching-facing challenges and feeling fulfilled

I met her and attended to her medical needs when she was still a baby. Then she grew up and I lost track of her. Until recently, with the power of the internet, I virtually met her again. I think I befriended her sometime on facebook, so I get to read her stories in messenger. … Continue reading “Special education teaching-facing challenges and feeling fulfilled”

Down Syndrome- Signs and Life Expectancy

When I got pregnant at the age of 43, my greatest fear was having a baby with Down syndrome. First, because I was an old first- time mom ; second, I had a sister with Down syndrome and lastly, my husband had a brother who was also Downs but died at a young age. So, … Continue reading “Down Syndrome- Signs and Life Expectancy”