Accepting the Gift’s Religious Education Curriculum Review, by Andi Sligh

Accepting the Gift’s Religious Education Curriculum Review, by Andi Sligh

A few weeks ago, ,I shared a bit about our experience with Accepting the Gift’s book ,Friends & Intercessors for teaching about the lives of the saints. My son, Nathan, is thirteen and has Down syndrome but I didn’t start homeschooling him until two years ago. I use Simply Classical, a curriculum for kids with…

‘Friends & Intercessors’: An Activity Book About the Saints for All Children, by Andi Sligh

‘Friends & Intercessors’: An Activity Book About the Saints for All Children, by Andi Sligh

A little over a year ago, I shared with you in this space ,a “day in the life” homeschooling my son with Down syndrome. He went to public school up until age eleven and until two years ago I never pictured myself as a homeschooling mom. Today? I can’t imagine ever sending him back to…

How To Start A Special Needs Parent Support Group At Your Parish
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How To Start A Special Needs Parent Support Group At Your Parish

Do you feel alone as a special needs parent in your community or parish? Do you need to connect with other parents who understand your unique struggles and joys as the parent of a child with disabilities? Chances are there’s other parents at your parish who feel the same way. Although it may seem overwhelming,…

How To Avoid Burnout As A Special Needs Parent
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How To Avoid Burnout As A Special Needs Parent

Parents of children with disabilities know what it’s like to be exhausted and burnt out. We can be so overwhelmed with our child’s care and well being, we forget to care for ourselves. However, by ignoring our own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being we can struggle to be the loving parent and caregiver our…

Dealing With The Grief That Follows Your Child’s Diagnosis
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Dealing With The Grief That Follows Your Child’s Diagnosis

It’s completely normal to feel grief following your child’s diagnosis. Even though your child is alive, there is still a grieving process you will go through as your come to terms with the loss of the typically developing child you thought you had. The good news is, you don’t need to stay stuck in grief….

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Can My Autistic Child Receive The Sacraments?

Can a child with autism receive the sacraments? The short answer is yes- definitely! In fact you can substitute almost any disability for autism and the answer is still yes. Unfortunately, many parents are told otherwise by their parish’s priest and/or DRE. These parishes either don’t know how to integrate a child into an existing…