My special needs reads #2

Alright, so I'm back with a list of all things special needs-related I'm reading this week. I've been interested for a while in the suggested link between diet and autism, and while this article's usage of the word "cure" annoys me, it's an interesting piece on how there are differences in the bacteria found in the intestines … Continue reading My special needs reads #2

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Documentary about children with autism in the UAE in progress

Tricia Regan with the children

A press release landed in my inbox about a documentary about children with autism in the UAE. I already watched "The Brain That Sings" by Amal Al-Agroobi at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) so another movie on the same topic was great news. Yes, there's a lot of awareness nowadays in terms of campaigns, … Continue reading Documentary about children with autism in the UAE in progress

I spy with my little eye, something beginning with the letter “a”

I guess people who deal with special needs of any form can identify with this. Often, it feels like having a superpower - the power to spot special needs where others don't. I know it sounds overbearing, awful and sad. Some people don't have external, identifying "marks" of having a special need. But I can see … Continue reading I spy with my little eye, something beginning with the letter “a”

Autism awareness month supported by Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

Note: I don't normally post press releases on my blog, but I felt this one warranted a post 🙂 There's a few activities for members of the public to get involved with, so if you're in Abu Dhabi around that time, why not? As part of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts’ international Global Month of Service, … Continue reading Autism awareness month supported by Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

Accept the difference. Don’t ignore it.

The following image from http://www.postsecret.com When I saw this post, I started thinking about those who deny the existence of special needs in their children, and withhold from them the opportunity to get any therapy that might be needed. I've come across those who are offended at the idea that their child might have "something … Continue reading Accept the difference. Don’t ignore it.