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Special Needs Resource Guide 2017

As parents, we all want our children to be happy, loved and accepted. This is especially true for parents with children that have special needs. Here we’ve compiled stories of hope and resilience, along with local resources to help you and your family get the support you need to be the best version of yourself.

Local families discuss their special needs

As parents, we all want our children to be happy, loved and accepted. This is especially true for parents with children that have special needs. Here we’ve compiled stories of hope and resilience, along with local resources to help you and your family get the support you need to be the best version of yourself.

We Argue About Our Quirky Kid, And It Makes Us Better Parents

Most parents know what I mean by “quirky:” kids with diagnoses like ADHD or autism, or learning disabilities, or difficult temperaments or complicated early histories. Instead of using words like “mild” or “high-functioning,” I’ll say that these kids don’t necessarily need special schools. They can fit into the mainstream most of the time. My ten-year-old

Sensory Kids: The Top 10 Best Christmas Gifts to Get Them

Christmas is on its way and this top 10 list can get you squared away for the holiday season. Gifts can be tricky for kids like my son Dylan. Sure, they like all the same things that other kids do but when their world already seems overwhelming, a calming sensory-activity based toy is really what

Local Special Needs Support Group Reminds Families They are not Alone

Navigating the world of special needs can sometimes be confusing…and lonely. Connecting with other families and being able to easily find available resources can make a world of difference. Thankfully, there is a great group that covers Northwest Ohio right here in Findlay. Special Needs Parent Support of NW Ohio, Inc. is a local, faith-based

Blanchard Valley Center Provides Resources for All Ages

Blanchard Valley Center, operated by the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities, provides resources to youth and adults of all ages so they can live long, meaningful and happy lives. They strongly believe that empowering people with developmental disabilities by means of support, advocacy and knowledge are key to giving them the tools they need