Category Archives: In the News

Teal is the New Orange for Halloween

Teal is the New Orange for Halloween

Who does not love an excuse to have fun with your child, go to a party or say, trick or treat as you visit your neighborhood. If you are an allergy parent events and days like this strike fear in your heart, here we go again, foods that for Jill and Joe are safe, but…Continue Reading

Questions About Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza, Asperger’s Syndrome and SPD | Sensory Focus Magazine

Questions About Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza, Asperger’s Syndrome and SPD | Sensory Focus Magazine

Time has passed since the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 people dead; most of the victims were children. The shooter was Adam Lanza. He just happened to have Asperger’s Syndrome and SPD. A good deal of ‘rumors’ about the disorders and what they meant for “everyone else” started circulating. Many organizations…Continue Reading

Justina Pelletier – When Will Freedom Come ?

Justina Pelletier – When Will Freedom Come ?

It’s spring break for many school age children.  I have a email box full of photos of kids who are at the beach, families skiing in Colorado, and my own neighborhood sounds like an endless summer play day full of children’s voices.  But for Justina Pelletier, there will be no spring break, there will be…Continue Reading

Purple Day is a Day to Support Those Living with Epilepsy

Purple Day is a Day to Support Those Living with Epilepsy

Purple day is a day that is celebrated around the world to help focus and bring awareness for those who suffer from epilepsy and seizures. This day is celebrated every year on March 26th. It is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. We celebrate this day in the hopes that people…Continue Reading

When People are Mean to Special Needs Children

When People are Mean to Special Needs Children

Unless you were hiding under a rock, you have seen a copy of the nasty letter left for a Grandmother to find about her autistic grandson.  The Grandmother kept her grandson in the mornings where he played outside, mainly bouncing a ball. The “pissed off Mother” suggested the child be euthanized. As the letter passed…Continue Reading

Miss Iowa Overcoming Disabilities

Miss Iowa Overcoming Disabilities

Saturday night September 15th, girls of all ages will turn into couch potatoes for a couple of hours to watch the Miss America Pageant.  One of the most painful things for a young girl is to watch any show and wonder, “Where is the girl who looks like me?”  Saturday night’s pageant will answer that…Continue Reading