March 2018

December 13, 2023

Holiday Gift Guide for Children with Special Needs

It’s a time for happiness, family, and, of course, gift-giving over the holidays. It can be difficult for parents of kids with special needs to select the appropriate presents, though. Aside from anything that could be hazardous or overpowering, you want to purchase your child something they will genuinely appreciate […]
November 15, 2023

Thanksgiving Tips for Families with Special Needs

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and food. But for families with special needs, it can also be a time for stress and anxiety. Here are some tips to help you have a successful Thanksgiving with a child with special needs: Plan ahead. The key to a successful Thanksgiving […]
October 18, 2023

Halloween Safety Tips for Children with Special Needs

Halloween is a fun and exciting time for children of all ages, but it can be especially challenging for children with special needs. Here are some tips to help you keep your child safe and have a happy Halloween: Choose a costume that is safe and comfortable. Avoid costumes with […]
September 19, 2023

Back to School for Children with Special Needs: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction: Back to school can be a stressful time for any child, but it can be especially challenging for children with special needs. However, with the right strategies and resources, you can help your child have a successful and enjoyable school year in the US. 1. Choosing the Right School […]
April 21, 2023

Special Moms Squad April Blog

A LITTLE ABOUT ME…  I am a special needs mom, and let me tell you, it’s tough. It’s hard to raise a child with a disability, especially when dealing with everything else in this world. But it is possible! I’ve learned many lessons from raising my son, and here are […]
February 16, 2023

College Network About: The College Autism Network links varied stakeholders engaged in evidence-based efforts to improve access, experiences, and outcomes for college students with autism What They Do Advocacy: We empower college students with autism by amplifying their voices within the academic community and by providing free access to materials designed to […]
February 15, 2023

Increasing Housing Opportunities for Differently-abled clients

Check out our Special Needs Planner, Stephanie Thompson, as she joins with two realtors from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago to discuss how to make housing more inclusive, from building accessible homes to learning how to better serve clients who are differently-abled or have special needs. Check out the video here. […]
February 15, 2023

Advocacy in healthcare

AASPIRE offers this link to provide to healthcare providers for additional information and supports. You can learn more by visiting their dedicated link at
January 27, 2023


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March 14, 2018

Special Needs Quiz…

Take some time to see if you have started, are in the process or completed any of these…   Do you or your spouse/partner have a vision of how your dependent with special needs will live after you’re gone? Have you identified a guardian, conservator, or trustee for your dependent? […]
March 13, 2018

2018 Medicare Quick Links

It’s so frustrating doing all this research for Medicare… and who has the time? I’ve put together some links that will hopefully make your life a little easier when it comes to Medicare costs, enrollment, etc.   What Medicare Covers 2018 Medicare Cost at a Glance Enrollment Forms Enrollment Status […]
March 13, 2018

Autism & Challenging Behaviors…

Autism and Challenging behaviors Got this from Autism Speaks… great read and reference guide for those ‘moments’ Share your feedback!  
March 12, 2018

What if I didn’t come home today…

Us moms are the GLUE that holds our family together no matter what.  What would happen to your family if you didn’t come home today? How would they replace you? Have you taken the time to put important items in place to make sure that your family can still function if […]