The Holidays are always so amazing. The cooler air, decorations, events, mutual appreciation… I look forward to almost all of it. Gift giving, however, is a challenge. It is especially daunting when so very many individuals are responsible for the well-being of my special needs child. There are PTs & OTs, Para’s, riding instructors and multiple volunteers, hospice nurses and social workers, respite aids, a bus driver and bus aid who are so very kind, school infirmary staff and even three teachers. Who am I forgetting?
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7/14/16 Seems rather a sad way to spend my birthday, seeing my city in jeopardy. The life we have here with Riley is at risk. Learning just yesterday from a friend that a road would possibly be coming down my own backyard, I attended a City Council Workshop, City of Bonita Springs, Florida Thursday July 14, 2016.
We all heard the news Wednesday morning reporting the accidental death of a teen but made no connection. Unfortunately, there is a very real connection. Nicholas is a special needs rider with Naples Equestrian Challenge as is my own child. I have been watching and identifying with Theresa’s trials for years. Now I can only imagine her grief and how her future has changed. Please take a moment to say a prayer for Nicholas and family. Should you wish to help please send donations to the address below.
Time for this mom to begin doing serious planning on research concerning IEP’s and the school environment. Riley’s school career had a rough start, however his elementary school experience has been a very healthy and positive experience.
This school year Riley has moved on to a Middle School. The new classroom situation is best described as underwhelming. This is not a situation I find I want to continue to send my child into each day. To make changes, it is time for me to fully understand what his needs are and what should be expected of his school.
Not a self-promoting post… I network market products and companies that I truly believe in. This month I decided detox, an Arbonne program… a great program… which is working for me. Yay! But seriously: Ever try to go to Mother’s Day Brunch with an amazing chef and a pastry chef who has been rewarded so many awards and accolades? (have you ever seen two elderly women go after the last hand crafted, chocolate peanut brittle, covered in a white powder so innocent it will remind you of your childhood,