Author: Michael Rushbrook

Special Kids Directory

Our Annual Guide to Special Needs Resources Throughout the CSRA Children with special needs and their families face particular challenges. Disorders and defects may be apparent at birth or present as developmental delays at a later stage. Injury and illness may impact functioning. Whatever the source or cause of a disability, the child it affects has the same basic need for love and care as other children. His or her parents want the best for their treasure now and in the future. Attaining the right services for a special needs child can turn challenges into triumphs. CLICK HERE FOR...

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Raising a Child With Special Needs

The Struggles,Challenges and Joys -by Naimah Shaw   Parenting is perhaps one of the most challenging and difficult endeavors that a person ever takes on, especially in today’s complex and ever-changing world. Few of us enter the sacred journey of parenthood with the tools necessary for success. Instead, we rely heavily on the strategies our parents used to raise us and inevitably experience profound ambiguities towards our own children. Nonetheless, we love our children and will faithfully sacrifice our time, energy and money for their overall safety and physical well-being. Few people realize how demanding it is to be...

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Hava a Heart

Seventh in a series of Ten Habits for a Healthy Mom By J. Ron Eaker, M.D. Victoria didn’t want to go to the hospital.  She was convinced that the chest discomfort she was feeling was due to the slaw dog she had for lunch but her medical student daughter insisted that she get checked.  At her small community hospital ER, Victoria was placed in an observation room while doctors attended the patient in the adjoining room.  Victoria actually knew the patient, Fred from the hardware store, who had come in the ER at about the same time.  He was...

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Go Girl – Vera M Lytch

By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: Sean Morgan Vera M. Lytch, 47, is a Sped Teacher and Student at Walden University. She has two children, Christopher, 20 years old and Temperance, 9. The family has three pets, Elsa, a Chihuahua and Pekingese mix, Brody, a Chihuahua and Poodle mix, and Mr. Krabs, a hermit crab. One word you would use to describe yourself: Determined. If you could have any job, what would you choose? Director and owner of a special needs center. What quality do you admire the most? Humbleness and patience. What’s your favorite food? Macaroni and cheese. Dream...

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Food Allergy

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE Food and fear are two words that do not belong together one sentence. However, severe food allergies can instill fear in both children and parents when it comes to food related events. Since eating is an everyday occurrence, it is important to be educated about food allergies and to educate those providing care for your family. Knowledge is power! According to The Center for Disease Control four to six percent of children have food allergies of some type. In a typical classroom of 25 students, at least one student is likely to...

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