Disability and Special Needs

If your family includes people with disability and special needs, you’re not alone. Whether you need practical ideas or the comfort of companionship, we’re with you.



When your eyes are too tired to see

When your eyes are too tired to see

I almost cried at work last week. I asked a colleague for some data I needed. She sent me a link to a spreadsheet. It was a huge, complicated spreadsheet that would require some fancy pivots to get the data I needed. I looked at the spreadsheet, and felt the tears...
Saints for students with learning difficulties

Saints for students with learning difficulties

Guest post by Agatha Rodi I am a teacher in Patras, Greece. I teach English and French, but I feel blessed because, for the last 6 years, I have had many students with dyslexia, autism, issues with working memory, short-term memory, stuttering, and ADHD. It’s a...
Faceblindness in the family

Faceblindness in the family

It was early November. We were in the car, talking about Halloween costumes. A teenager visiting our house had worn a costume that included contact lenses. One lens made his eye look red, and the other made his eye look black. “Mom,” asked my child, “do some people...
Hearing loss isn’t silence, at church or anywhere

Hearing loss isn’t silence, at church or anywhere

Guest post by Lola J. Lee Beno Beep. Beep. I search through my purse for that pack of #675 hearing aid batteries which I had recently bought at Target. Beep. Beep. I remove my right hearing aid to replace the battery. I do not have to worry about the left hearing aid...
The Giant Cookie Test

The Giant Cookie Test

One of the most effective tools in my parenting toolbox is the Giant Cookie Test. Let me tell you about it. When my kids were really small, I assumed that if they didn’t do what I told them to do, they were being disobedient. And I would get angry with them because of...
Four Tips for Talking with Children about Despondency

Four Tips for Talking with Children about Despondency

Part 2 of a two-part guest post by Nicole Roccas, PhD; read part 1 here In this follow-up guest post, I’d like to discuss four strategies we can use to better equip children to face their own battles with despondency in meaningful and ultimately hopeful ways....

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