Category Archives: First Things First 2010

First Things First-Support Groups 101 by Carrie Fannin

First Things First-Support Groups 101 by Carrie Fannin

Stanley Greenspan, the author of “The Challenging Child” (1995) had an insightful analogy to help us understand what people experience when they can not effectively process, or interpret, sensory input. He describes it this way: “Imagine driving a car that isn’t working well. When you step on the gas the car sometimes lurches forward and…Continue Reading

First Things First-Write It Down by Jennie Linthorst

First Things First-Write It Down by Jennie Linthorst

Write It Down by Jennie Linthorst: Life moves fast when you have a child with special needs. As parents, we’re constantly motivating our children child with Herculean efforts, affect, patience, problem-solving, and love, to move through another day of progress out in a world that doesn’t seem to quite understand the nuances of our days.…Continue Reading