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Honing Fixations: Using Your Child’s Obsession as a Motivator & Reinforcement for Learning

If you ever visit us, the first thing you will notice about my son is his obsession with doors. Ever since he was a little, he loved watching people open and close doors. He eventually learned to sign MORE to make the requests from his spot. Now that he is able to twist the doorknobs […]

5 Things You Should Do Before Teaching Your Child With Special Needs To Cook (And Bake)

This article is written by Daniel Sherwin from All content provided is for informational purposes only. Always adapt and apply suggestions based on your child’s needs. As a parent, you know that your ultimate job is to prepare your child for his life; teach him to be a productive and independent adult who is capable […]

Teaching to Symptoms, Not a Diagnosis

Once you were given a diagnosis for your child, you wanted to know everything there was to know about it. You read the appropriate books, bookmarked the best websites, and joined support forums. When it comes to homeschooling your child with special needs, you want to do the same: find all the books, websites, and […]