A Week of Hope: Comforting Avonte’s Family On October 4, 2013, Avonte Oquendo, a 14 year old, non-verbal student with autism, went missing from his school in Long Island City, New York. Surveillance cameras provided images of Avonte running through an empty hallway and then on a sidewalk outside of the school. He has not […]
When Kat’s Cafe first began, I was adamant that the site be a place for healing – first for myself and eventually for others when I moved to WordPress and began really exploring what it meant to be a special needs parent. Somehow, over time, blogging lost it’s luster, I didn’t enjoy it anymore – […]
Special Needs Parenting’s a Tough Gig Back when we were first going through Bobby’s diagnosis and learning how to parent an amazingly awesome little boy, we didn’t realize just what special needs parenting was all about. We were just concerned with the diagnosis – we wanted answers. We didn’t care as much about support – […]
Social Media Offers Unique Support for us Parents of Awesomeness I’ve written before about how amazing the support for special needs parents is on Twitter, but I’ve noticed that support is becoming more socialized than ever before. Personally, I focus on Twitter and Facebook, because try as I might, I can’t spend as much time […]
Link: Big Red Safety Box | FOUND – National Autism Association We received one of these Big Red Safety boxes last year from the National Autism Association and it was a blessing to have the additional resources to help make our house safer. While we have three boys with autism, Logan has been known to […]
Support and Encourage these Kids with Awesomeness!
Just wanted to pass along this great announcement from the Friendship Circle’s Great Bike Giveaway – we can congratulate 29 amazing, awesome, phenomenal special needs kids! They win the world by winning their very own adaptive bike as part of The Great Bike Giveaway!
It is so important to keep these kinds of events in focus, because participating in them is such an easy way to support the entire special needs community, and specifically these kids with awesomeness and their families.