Having a Merry But Modified Halloween

Halloween should not be a time for parents of kids with special needs to dwell on Ghosts-of-Halloween-Past or Ghosts-of-Halloween-That-Might-Have-Been, because there's far too much fun to be had. We do, however, need to approach Halloween with clear-headed creativity and flexibility, and prioritize our kids' needs and stamina. So, if you're in the market for Halloweening advice, let me dump some on your head, courtesy of personal experience, friends' adventures, the Internet, and the Twitterverse....more

I went to a neighborhood halloween party where a boy in a wheelchair had an Emeril costume, ...more

A Bill of Rights for Parents of Kids With Special Needs

I originally posted this on my blog, To The Max, where I write about my little boy, Max, who has, cerebral palsy. I'm so proud of it, I wanted to share! Please pass it along to any moms who you think would appreciate it. ...more

You May Approach the Short Bus

Shannon Des Roches Rosa here. You may already know me as the flippant but steely autism mom Squid Rosenberg from The Adventures of Leelo and His Potty-Mouthed Mom, or as the co-founder of the schoolyard social stories and special needs fundraising book and blog project Can I Sit With You? But if you don’t know me at all, then let me tell you why I'm honored and excited to be a BlogHer Contributing Editor on parenting children with special needs: ...more

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Your blog is truly inspiring! I am mom of a child with autism. We should all come together ...more

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