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Craft With Parker: Velcro Dot Sticks

By Tracy Hardy / January 24, 2019

Craft sticks with velcro dots are a GREAT addition to add to a therapy bag! Awesome way to work on so many skills with kids: visual perceptual, visual motor, letter formation, strength… Attach velcro dots to every end of the popsicle stick making sure that you use the same kind of dot on the same […]


To The Special Needs Mother: This was you all along

By Kat Abianac / October 30, 2016

I’m writing about my son Parker, who has Down syndrome and changed my life. I’m writing about why you’ll only ever see what you look for. And finally, I’m writing to define what I mean when I say so often that my life changed. The only thing that changed was me. So, of course Parker changed […]


16 Ways To Easily Impress A Baby – Our Unique Sensory Activities

By Kat Abianac / October 18, 2016

1. Mix food colouring with water and freeze in an ice tray- tip a few into their bathwater. 2. A baby’s favourite- put them on a large blanket and hand them a brick or two of weetbix. You’ll love the facial expressions you’ll get while they crush intently. 3.Drop glow sticks into their bath water […]


Adoption Has An Ugly Side. This Mom Just Shared It.

By Kat Abianac / September 25, 2016

This mom, Stacey Gagnon, has shared the story of the joy and beauty her son brought to her life. But more than that- she shares the heartache of holding onto the knowledge of what his life was like before she arrived. She shares how it feels to hold onto her truth every day. She knows […]


To My Daughter With Down Syndrome on Her Wedding Day

By Kat Abianac / August 21, 2016

Dear Jillian, It is the afternoon of your wedding. In two hours, you will take the walk of a lifetime, a stroll made more memorable by what you’ve achieved to get to this day. I don’t know what the odds are of a woman born with Down syndrome, marrying the love of her life. I only […]

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