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Benefits of playing Dice Games With Special Needs Kids

*A version of this post was first published on 2/22/16. This post contains affiliate links. I am dedicating this week to providing you all with resources and ideas for fun, leisure time activities that kids and adults with special needs will be sure to enjoy. Today is all about the benefits of playing dice games […]

Scientific Magic Tricks

*A version of this post was first published on Jan. 18, 2013. *This post contains affiliate links. When my son, Jeremiah was was little, he loved searching through youtube videos for amazing science tricks and experiments. Actually, he was quite the little pyromaniac and conducted several experiments involving fire! Other science projects Jerry worked on and […]

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Day In the Life of a Special Needs Homeschooling Family!

*This post was originally published on 1/26/15 Ever wonder what a typical day is like for us, a not so typical special needs homeschooling family? If so please read on and watch our video! If the thought has never crossed your mind, well then I invite you to continue reading anyway! Because of Bethany’s unpredictable […]

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Six Tips for Modifying Lessons For Visual Learners

This post was originally published on 12/09/13 at Nathan’s Voice When I decided to homeschool my daughter, Bethany who has autism and other disabilities, I already knew that the majority of children with autism are visual learners. I also knew through personal trial and error that processing language did not come naturally or easily for […]

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Helping Children with Special Needs Express Emotions

A version of this post was first published in 2015 How can we help children with special needs express emotions safely and appropriately? I have a sixteen year old special needs daughter and at this point in time, I don’t believe she understands her own feelings and emotions or how to demonstrate empathy to others who […]

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NYS Homeschooling Regs. for Special Needs Students

A version of this post was previously published in 2013. This post contains affiliate links.  Homeschooling Regs for Special Needs: Get Started Homeschooling in NYS Here!   Now that school is out and summer is about half over, some of you may be thinking about homeschooling your special little ones rather than sending them back […]

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Fun Ideas to Teach Sight Words to Students With Autism

This is a very popular post that was first published in March of 2015!  I thought I’d share some fun, creative, and engaging ideas for teaching sight word to students with autism with you! I am a firm believer that all children can learn and want to learn! If our student is having difficulty learning […]

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Keep Kids Busy and Learning Until School Starts

Is the excitement of the summer break from school winding down for your kids? Are they suddenly bored and restless because there’s nothing fun left to do and no exciting activities left to look forward to? If so, you may be an exhausted parent looking for ideas on how to keep your kids busy and occupied […]