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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Special needs event on Saturday, Feb 22, in Dubai!

Running a press release which I received about an event in Dubai this coming weekend, which aims to raise awareness about special needs kids and allows them to enjoy themselves in a relaxed setting while interacting with kids who go to mainstream schools. Also, it's Karan's birthday on February 22 ... so go celebrate! 😀 … Continue reading Special needs event on Saturday, Feb 22, in Dubai!

Support local special needs school’s craft initiative

Just received an email today from Manzil Centre for Challenged Individuals based in Sharjah about its latest initiative to support, and, most importantly, empower its students with special needs. Individuals and companies who wish to gift their friends, family or colleagues presents created by children with special needs can contact Manzil with any customisable requests. … Continue reading Support local special needs school’s craft initiative

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.

Ryan Gosling’s ‘Hey Girl…’ – Special needs edition! by @xtremeparnthood

I need to have a fangirl "SSQQQQQQQUUUUUUEEEEEEEEE!!!" at this point. Last night, while skimming my Twitter timeline, my eyes got stuck on a tweet that had the following words: "Hey girl" ... "Ryan Gosling" and... "SPECIAL NEEDS" *click click click* WORK FASTER, INTERNET SPEEDS, DAMN IT! I absolutely love it! Created by Sunday Stilwell, the … Continue reading Ryan Gosling’s ‘Hey Girl…’ – Special needs edition! by @xtremeparnthood

Special needs children enjoy camping in Fujairah (via Gulf News)

The first time we stayed away from home, the first time we travelled far with our friends and the first time we used a sleeping bag. How many of us will remember these experiences? These and many more experiences were felt during Manzil's overnight camp at Ain Al Madhab Gardens in Fujairah. What made this … Continue reading Special needs children enjoy camping in Fujairah (via Gulf News)