Down Syndrome with Autism-My Son has both and he is a Gift from God!

I have written a post on Mother’s day about five awesome special needs moms and Diane was one of them. She described her life with Nathan a little bit in that article and today, you will learn more about their story. Their extraordinary life of Down syndrome with Autism. Related post : Luxury on Mother’s … Continue reading “Down Syndrome with Autism-My Son has both and he is a Gift from God!”

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

This post contains affiliate links. Please read the full affiliate disclosure here. 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 … Continue reading “Big sister, Little brother…..he has Down Syndrome and Autism!”

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”

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”

Learning the Symptoms of an Autistic Child ( Up Close and Personal with Nathan )

It’s different when you just read about something, specifically about the signs and symptoms of Down syndrome and autism. Looking at pictures or images of people with Down syndrome, they are so typical. Even observing them from a distance, you will know that they are kids with Down syndrome. And of course, I have lived … Continue reading “Learning the Symptoms of an Autistic Child ( Up Close and Personal with Nathan )”

About Special Needs Fathers ( Meet three awesome dads! )

Let’s talk about special needs fathers this time.¬† It’s almost Father’s day and what better way to honor them than to put out this post on how they are as partners of their wives in taking care of their special kids. We all know that there are lots of struggles in raising up kids, more … Continue reading “About Special Needs Fathers ( Meet three awesome dads! )”

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 Potty Train a Child with Special Needs…. When is the Best Time to Start ?

Almost all schools require your special child to be potty trained for them to be accepted. Especially if the schools have no educational assistants and of course, the special education teachers can hardly accommodate your kids’ ” accidents,” most of the time. For the parents of regular kids, potty training is not really difficult because … Continue reading “How to Potty Train a Child with Special Needs…. When is the Best Time to Start ?”

The indoor play area for kids with special needs – exciting updates!

I’m way beyond ecstatic to share with all of you the latest updates on our project: the mini-therapy area or the indoor play area for kids with special needs who are enrolled in the Special Education program ( RECS-SPED ) at the Romblon East Central School¬† in Romblon, Philippines. This mini-therapy area is dedicated only … Continue reading “The indoor play area for kids with special needs – exciting updates!”

The Christmas show-our special kids in action!

We just did the Christmas show, starring the special kids at the Romblon East Central School.   This was not a regular program; it was a fundraising event to raise money so we can complete the mini-therapy area that we started a year ago. And it was a big success! Click here to read how … Continue reading “The Christmas show-our special kids in action!”