Tag Archives: Special Needs

7 Ways to Be a Positive Parent for Your Child with Special Needs

Connie Combs offers her expertise to help ensure a bright future for families Parenting is hard, but parenting a child with special needs can be downright daunting. Too often, parents feel isolated and scared when their child receives a diagnosis. However, with the help of caring professionals, such as local expert Connie Combs, there is

Turning to Instagram After Diagnosis

A Cerebral Palsy warrior raises awareness and spreads positivity online When almost-five-year-old Briella Naif took 35 steps––the most she’d ever done without her walker––thousands of people were cheering her on. Her mom, Caroline Naif, shared a video of the feat on their Instagram account, @briellandme, and encouraging comments from over 11,000 followers flooded in. Briella

Putting People First In Talking To Persons With Disabilities

Disability is part of daily life for many families in the United States, but their lives are more than the disabilities of them or their loved ones. People First Language offers one way to communicate that message. Alex Gossage, interim director of the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (AACIL), said People First Language is