Making Friends With Everyone: How to Talk to Your Kids About Special Needs

“Mom, what’s wrong with that girl?” a little voice whispers as I swing my daughter with special needs at the park. “Oh, there’s nothing wrong with her, honey. Now come on, let’s get going. How would you like to go down the slide?” The mother shuffles her daughter away from the swings as I shift my weight from side to side and give my child another … [Read more...]

Special Needs: Health: General

General Resources For families with children with special needs, supportive communities and programs may not be far away. Online platforms let families across the world exchange stories of challenge and success, and rising awareness of special needs has produced more opportunities for helping kids live full, joyful lives.   MULTIPLE … [Read more...]

Special Needs: Health: Diabetes

All Counties National Diabetic Youth Foundation; serving all upper CA counties. Focuses on quality of life for children, teens & families affected by diabetes. Bearskin Meadow Summer Camps for youth, teens & families, bi-annual Mt. Whitney program for teens, & more. www.dyf.org. (925) 680-4994. Butte County Children's Type 1 … [Read more...]

Special Needs: Health: Cancer

All Counties American Cancer Society; serving all upper CA counties. Offers cancer information, day-to-day help, emotional support, programs & services to those with cancer & their families & friends. Services are free. www.cancer.org. Call 24 hours a day year-round: (800) 227-2345. The Cord Blood Center; Nationwide. Provides … [Read more...]

Special Needs: General 

FOCUS Film Festival Events; Chico, Redding & Red Bluff.  Offers documentary & feature films that celebrate diversity & inclusion. The main annual Focus Film Festival takes place October 3-5, 2013, at CSU, Chico. Other film screenings take place throughout the year in various locations & counties. … [Read more...]

Special Needs: Domestic Violence & Abuse Advocacy / Abuse & Violence Prevention

Multiple Counties Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASA volunteers are community members appointed to advocate for abused & neglected children in the court system. Volunteers meet regularly with their appointed children to monitor their cases; meet with people in the children’s lives, then write a court report & recommendation on … [Read more...]

Special Needs: General

FOCUS Film Festival Events; Chico, Redding & Red Bluff.  Offers documentary & feature films that celebrate diversity & inclusion. The main annual Focus Film Festival takes place October 11-13, 2012, at CSU, Chico. Other film screenings take place throughout the year in various locations & counties. www.focusfilmfestcalifornia.com. … [Read more...]

Special Needs

Upper CA resources for special needs of all types: Autism, physical disabilities, cancer, abuse/violence, diabetes, etc. Also see section Education: Schools: Special Needs. Special Needs: General Special Needs: Cognitive & Physical Special Needs: Domestic Violence & Abuse Advocacy / Abuse & Violence Prevention Special Needs: … [Read more...]