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Flourishing Fam 2018

We're so excited to present the 2018 edition of Flourishing Families, San Diego and Imperial Counties' resource guide for parents of children with special needs.That's right! This year, we have also added resources for Imperial County.

This one-of-a-kind guide contains more than 1,000 resources including service providers, research institutes, specialized doctors, resource providers, camps, therapists, advocates, associations and so much more.

Especially Sleepy: Better Sleep for Children with Special Needs

Especially Sleepy: Better Sleep for Children with Special Needs

Many children with special needs also face significant sleep challenges, a draining double-whammy that leaves millions of parents and children exhausted. The National Association of School Psychologis . . .

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How to Support Siblings of Children With Special Needs

How to Support Siblings of Children With Special Needs

Gionna Paulin, 14, is like many teen girls—she likes volleyball, track and field, pop star Nick Jonas and walking her dog, Rocco. However, unlike her peers, she also knows what it means to be “t . . .

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5 Things to Know About Parents of Children with Special Needs

5 Things to Know About Parents of Children with Special Needs

My husband and I adopted our daughter when she was nine years old. She has a long list of mental health diagnoses. We quickly discovered that parenting a child with special needs results in the whol . . .

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Understanding Dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia

What Is Dyslexia?Some authorities believe that it is strictly a language-processing problem involving the distinguishing of sounds of letters. Others believe that it is a visual/perceptual problem, . . .

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Self-Care Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Self-Care Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Self-Care Tips for Parents of Children with Special NeedsParenting a child with special needs can wear a parent to the bone. I know; I parent several kiddos with special needs. As a mom I’ve found . . .

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Keep Your Relationship Strong While Parenting A Child With Special Needs

So, the kids are all right but how’s your marriage doing? “I’ve had parents of kids with autism in my practice assume their marriage will fail,” says Laura Marshak, a registered psychologist a . . .

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