Certainly, there are plenty of websites out there that deal with special needs children. The purpose of this site is to have a place where Latter-day Saints can … Read more
March 4th was Spread the Word to End the Word Day. Click on the “Respect” graphic at the top of this page to take the Pledge. Other past articles on this subject include The R-Word, Language Does Matter, and our Featured Video.
Have you ever had a particular hymn suddenly add clarity to your life and its challenges? Liahona Project Author Rebekah Peterson . . . with her usual eloquence . . . shares such a moment in her newest Essay It’s Okay To Be A Lower Light.
Autism Speaks revised its policy on immunizations in a statement published on its website early in February. Rob Ring, Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks, stated: “Over the last two decades, extensive research has asked whether there is any link between … Continued
Those who have seen the biopic about Temple Grandin will remember how she invented a machine that “hugged” her, calming and comforting her when she felt agitated. It worked for her and others, but was large, cumbersome, and very expensive. Now, at … Continued
Stunned by the insensitive way their newborn’s diagnosis of Down Syndrome was given them, a Minnesota couple created “Jack’s Basket. ” “The mission of the basket is simple: to celebrate every child born with Down Syndrome and congratulate the family … Continued
Sometimes (often?) we feel like we have to know it all, do it all, be it all. Especially when you parent a medically fragile child, the feeling creeps in. Do I really know enough? Can I do it? I have … Continued
David’s body has grown bigger and stronger, but his mind is still behind, trapped inside the prison of autism. His ability to communicate is severely limited and his functioning is impaired by odd behaviors, emotional outbursts and limited understanding. Even … Continued
Last year we had the summer of I Love Lucy. Just about every night during the kids’ summer break we would watch an episode or two of Lucy. It was tremendously fun to see the kids enjoy a classic show … Continued
Let’s be clear … I’m not God. Nor am I His spokesperson. But I have studied His words for the majority of my life. I’ve poured my heart out to Him. I have listened to His still, small voice. And, I … Continued
When my daughter Callie was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy a couple of years ago, we received an outpouring of support and love from our friends and family. Everyone was trying to be so kind and considerate of our feelings. However, one sentiment that … Continued
Sally and I sat on the top stair in our home and cried as we tried to deal with the shock of what we had just learned. Elijah had not developed the same as other children; he was delayed. He … Continued
Three years ago, our son Landen was born with a severe heart condition. We were shocked and devastated when doctors told us that he was not expected to live to his first birthday. Our little baby boy had a hard … Continued
February 28th is Rare Disease Day and I LOVE somebody Rare! There are only a couple hundred of those with his same diagnosis in the US. I believe I won the lottery. There may be 10k’s or bumper stickers one … Continued
Dictionary.com gives several meanings of the word “Warrior,” but I like this one the best: “a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness,…” I am always in awe of Warrior Mothers … women who spend their day … Continued
In a March 1998 Friend article, Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy wrote touchingly about his own son that is intellectually disabled. Then he shared a favorite scripture: Third Nephi 26:14. You’ll remember this moment during Christ’s visit to … Continued