It's a great thing that movies today are featuring characters with special needs. Some recent animated films have brought mental and physical challenges to the forefront, which is great for increasing advocacy and building a stronger feeling of unity in children!
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Books can educate, transform, and inspire us. Children with special needs may not read too many books with characters like them, but is important they do so they know they aren’t alone. There are plenty of books about Cerebral Palsy (including characters or themes) out there (we just need to dig for them) not just for children, but for parents as well. These books can educate and spread hope for those who lives are touched with CP. We want books to educate and inspire everyone possible, so we found 10 books about Cerebral Palsy that children and adults can consider and hopefully enjoy!
Approaching someone who uses inappropriate language regarding an individual with special needs can be difficult but necessary. Find out more about handling the 'r-word' and more.
A lot of attention has recently been paid to the idea of body image in today’s young people and the goal of raising children who feel comfortable with their appearance. Barbie toys, manufactured by Mattel, have consistently come under fire for the message these dolls could be sending to children about beauty and social expectations. Similarly, the creation of dolls from diverse ethnicities and body types has made a lot of headway in terms of having toys that more accurately represent young girls and women in society, with little to no negative repercussions.
Talking about challenges to children can be hard. We have a few general tips for explaining Cerebral Palsy to children that we hope inspires a conversation that breaks down stigmas for the younger generation.
When retailers create products to accomodate the special needs community, everyone wins!
Life as a special needs parent can be overwhelming and stressful. It can be even harder when you are surrounded by people who don’t share your experiences. You may feel alone and don’t know where to turn for support. Parent support groups can immerse you in families with similar experiences bringing you much needed support for your daily life. They can also provide other benefits – emotionally and knowledge based. To get the conversation started, here are 4 reasons why you should join a parent support group.
We are proud to announce the complete launch of the MyChild Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Find out more about this charitable organization and how it looks to help those impacted by Cerebral Palsy!
The world is becoming a more accessible place due to the example Target is setting in putting a Caroline's Cart in nearly every store, nationwide!
Make friends and feel heard - consider blogging as a way to share your story within the special needs community. Don't know where to start? We've got a quick introduction to help.