Special Needs Parenting
Welcome to Holland - by Emily Perl Kingsley
Introduction by Carey Nelson Handley:
Carrying it Well - by Carey Nelson Handley
There’s an old saying, “Just because I carry it well doesn’t mean the load isn’t heavy.” This is very true...
On Planning - by Carey Nelson Handley
I had it all planned. I was going to be a lawyer, marry at 24 and have my first of...
My First Depression - by Carey Nelson Handley
I remember the day we were told our daughter would never drive, would never live alone, would never reach many...
On Inspiring Others - by Carey Nelson Handley
It was always my hope that my words and the story of my journey of Special Needs parenting would inspire others.
On Comparisons - by Carey Nelson Handley
I distinctly remember bringing my then three year old daughter to my friend’s house for a visit even thought it...
None of us go into parenthood thinking that our child may have Special Needs.
When Your Child with Special Needs Doesn’t Look Like Special Needs - by Carey Nelson Handley
I have a friend whose daughter has Down Syndrome.
Katy canine goes to school - Chron
It feels like show and tell at The Parish School in west Houston.
Where to Get Your Child Tested
When you have a child with Special Needs, there will be many types of testing that you will encounter along...
On Being Normal, by Carey Handley
Last week, for the second time in my daughter’s 24 years, she asked me why she couldn’t be Normal.
Planning to Get Away - by Carey Nelson Handley
I have a friend who is always inviting me to visit her in her town about three hours from mine.
Interpreting Signs by Carey Nelson Handley
Every parent learns to recognize sign in our children’s behavior, health and other components of their everyday life.
What Now? - by Carey Nelson Handley
Children are born and, through the years, we give them the best foundation to help them navigate adulthood once they...
I’m Not in Denial, by Carey Nelson Handley
I remember a conversation with someone who overheard a teacher talking to an acquaintance about my child.
The Bullied and the Bystanders - by Carey Nelson Handley
There are few of us who can say they’ve never been bullied.
How Do You Know When Your Child Needs Help? – by Carey Nelson Handley
I remember taking our four-month old daughter to an appointment with her pediatrician.
Keeping Our Kids Safe - by Carey Nelson Handley
All parents who are truly committed to their children’s safety teach them basic skills to help them navigate the world...
Birthday Parties and Babysitters - by Carey Nelson Handley
When our daughter was young, we had marvelous birthday parties for her.
How to Plan for the Future - by Carey Nelson Handley
When you’re a parent of a child with Special Needs, sometimes getting through the day-to-day challenges your family faces takes...
Why I Introduce My Child This Way - by Carey Nelson Handley
When I know I’ll be introducing my daughter at networking meetings, to clients or others, I always include that she...
It’s All Fun and Games (until it’s not) by Carey Nelson Handley
Today, I drove by the elementary school my daughter attended for a few short years.
Special Needs Resources (published article) by Carey Nelson Handley
When you first hear your child has "Special Needs", your world changes.