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I Am Not a Syndrome

Love doesn't count chromosomes. (p. 167) I was truly captivated by reading Sheryl Crosier's book, I Am Not a Syndrome...My Name is Simon. Knowing practically nothing about Trisomy 18, I realized through her story more than the often daunting medical diagnosis. I learned about a child who lived only 88 1/2 days on earth, yet [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, special needs|0 Comments

Littlest Suffering Souls

It seldom happens that one discovers a book covering the concept of redemptive suffering in children. In Austin Ruse's new book, Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ, readers glean an important and honest glimpse into the innocence and purity of children who learned deep spiritual truths through their own suffering [...]

Couriers of Grace

I think all parents of disabled children have moments when they fear the future.  Our yes to life requires us to constantly advocate for our kids.  In Sarah's case, her health was always in the back of our minds.  Given her serious heart condition, she could live two more years or twelve.  We just didn't [...]

Anything is Possible

Everyone has a dream.  For most of us, that dream involves worldly success, accolades, and the acquisition of wealth.  We loosely define this as "the American Dream," elusive as it may be.  But for others who do not desire the enticements of the world, another dream exists: the dream of possibility. When Sarah was born, [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, special needs|0 Comments

Getting Special Needs Children Involved in Art

Art can be a great form of therapy for children with special needs, especially those who have difficulties with communicating in the verbal sense. When words can’t be used to communicate or express feeling, art can. As a mother of an autistic child, I know how difficult communication can sometimes be between parents and special [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Featured, parenting, special needs|0 Comments