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Flourishing Families is the Parent Resource Guide for Children with Special Needs that contains over 950 resources in San Diego County. Read informative articles that offer help and encouragement to families with special needs.

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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 whole . . .

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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 “the . . .

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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, si . . .

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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 i . . .

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Asperger Syndrome, Redefined

Keagan Peterson’s first birthday party was a happy occasion—cake, balloons and gifts—but his mom, Stephenie, couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong. Keagan, now 6, seemed to be su . . .

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Surfing Madonna Surf Camp for Kids with Special Needs

Surfing Madonna Surf Camp for Kids with Special Needs


Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, a non-profit dedicated to protecting our ocean and coastlines, opens registration this month for their annual Surfing Madonna Surf Camp for kids with special needs . . .

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