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!”

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”

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 … 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!”

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”

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”

Hearing impairment in children- signs and finding help

I love listening to music. It soothes my nerves. It makes me happy and want to dance. I love talking to my family and friends. I can share with them my worries or my excitement. I always look forward to talking with my parents back home, by phone or via messenger or face time. I’m … Continue reading “Hearing impairment in children- signs and finding help”