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
In answer to the current Question of the Month, Liahona Project Author Eugenie Stoll has shared a touching, essay-length Response called The Kindness of Others. It’s the sort of story we all want to hear . . . long to hear.
Additionally, we have reposted a very popular article from last Christmas season . . . for all who may have joined us since then. There is much to be learned from Surviving the Season of Peace.
We’ve recently posted two videos on our Media page that you shouldn’t miss. One is the compelling story of a young man who has not let a severe physical challenge hinder his dreams. The other, our current Featured Video, is one of the most touching we’ve ever posted. Originally created for International Adoption Day last year, a darling little girl shares her love for her adopted brother who has Down Syndrome. (Dare you not to cry.)
Does this picture ring any silver bells? Christmas season can be a very stressful time for kids with special needs and their families. Bright lights, loud music, bearded strangers, and upended routines of all sorts contribute. These factors are especially difficult … Continued
When you have a child with special needs, your days are usually both unpredictable and overwhelmingly busy. It can be hard — perhaps even impossible — to feel like you’ve got a handle on things. It also usually involves mountains of paper . . … Continued
Making history, 48 year old Jimmy Jenson of Los Angeles completed the recent New York City Marathon, the first individual with Down Syndrome to do so. Jimmy began running 12 years ago, encouraged by his friend Jennifer Davis whom he met … Continued
It was Sunday afternoon. We were in our usual spot. While the rest of the congregation enjoyed sacrament service from the chapel, we occupied the foyer. Emma ran around gleefully, enjoying the independence that comes with being two. David was … Continued
There’s no place like home, but I sure wish there was. I wish there was some place with the familiarity, quiet and comforts that allow Bridger to feel at ease while allowing us to be in public without all the stresses … Continued
We hear all our lives about balance. As a child, you balance on a bike, you balance on the curb. Your mom tries to get you to eat a balanced diet (do cookies and fruit count?) When we grow up, … Continued
I took my oldest son back-to-school shopping the other day. It was awesome … sad … exciting … funny … inspiring … surprising … mama-heartbreaking. Big Brother was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2009, when he was eight years old. Before that, it was years of … Continued
If there is one thing Hayley could be accused of it is being honest. When she was young, she would tell complete strangers what kind of nose they had. People typically had a hawk, pig, or bear nose. She didn’t … Continued
Don’t have one. Yet. I am seriously considering getting one. I have been thinking about it for awhile. What would it read and where would I put it, you wonder? He has Special Needs — inked directly across my forehead. … Continued
Being a sales rep has its ups and downs like anything else, but overall, it’s been a really good career. One thing I usually don’t like about my territory is that I have to go on overnight trips once or … 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