Welcome! Special Happens is a community resource and blog full of inspiration, information and insight, written primarily by contributors with children with special needs. The site is dedicated to sharing experiences and resources while developing a community of support for families of children with special needs. We invite you to join our community and poke around… we know that you’ll find something that will make you laugh, cry, remember, and fill you full of hope.
Special Happens was founded in 2010 by the Founder and Editor, Gina St. Aubin. After a time, Gina decided it was time to add other voices from the special needs community. To her, a number of voices, each rich with their own experiences and paths could collectively bring the largest impact on another’s journey. So, she changed Special Happens into a community blog and resource for parents and caregivers of children with special needs.
In time, Special Happens will come to include a number of other resources for the special needs community, including a Resource Directory, conferences and eBooks. While you’re here, look around and discover a contributor or read a series.
Special Happens features a number of talented writers and advocates in the special needs community as regular contributors. The majority of contributors are parents of children with special needs. You are certain to find more than a few contributors whose writing will inspire you.
Special Happens is a community blog and resource for parents and caregivers of children with special needs, as well as for educators, therapists and others surrounding children with special needs. We are primarily parents of children with various diagnosis who, like you, have unique lives, and would like to share what we can along the way.
As a Special Happens Contributor, you may have a number of opportunities coming your way as we expand. You will have the attention of our special needs community (and beyond) to your writing, your social media outlets, and your brand. We promote you just as much as you promote us. It’s a win-win!
Do you want to be a part of a growing online blog and resource for parents, families, teachers and caregivers of children with a variety of diagnosis? If you’re interested in becoming one of the limited number of regular contributors to Special Happens, please take a moment to complete the application so we might have a better idea of how you can fit in on the site. After your application is reviewed, the editor, Gina St. Aubin will be in touch with you.
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Special Happens continues to explore various ways companies can get the word out about their special needs related product or service. Some of these avenues include advertising image space, sponsored posts, listing in our (currently being revamped) directory…and more to come. If you’re interested in exploring your advertising options, please contact us with ‘Advertise on Special Happens’ in the subject line, and let us know what you have in mind.
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