I knew I needed to find a support system, other parents with children that had similar delays to our own, just so we could ask questions of someone other than our pediatrician or speech therapist or EI coordinator. But how does a parent of a child with special needs seek out support?
Support Group Spotlight
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. We spoke with experts about what to do if it happens to a friend or family member.
Did you know that food allergy bullying is a growing problem in schools across the country? Almost 1/3 of kids with food allergies report that they have been bullied specifically because of their allergies. Not to mention the struggle some families have with something as simple as a class party. There is a resource in […]
When a family member in the military comes home from active duty overseas, it can be incredibly difficult to assimilate to their communities. Thankfully, there are resources to help. The Huntsville chapter of Team Red White & Blue delivers consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. They […]
If you know someone in need of clothing or baby supplies, emergency financial assistance or counseling, give them the phone number to Catholic Center of Concern. Donated items are always welcome, as well as community volunteers.
There are many joys and benefits of living near family. This past year has been the first time in my adult life that I have lived near my parents. They moved to Huntsville a little over a year ago and it has been wonderful seeing my boys get to know them better. Swim dates after […]
The four technicians that are Rocket City Car Seat Safe have one goal – to make your vehicle as safe as possible for your kids. This week is Car Seat Safety Week, and it’s the perfect time to call on them for their FREE services. “Parents are more informed than ever about kid’s safety issues,” according […]
There is little (if anything) worse than losing a child. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult […]
Shaun Sonia has a passion for helping family and kids. He comes by it honestly. His grandfather, William Sonia, Jr., was given to helping needy families, and Shaun’s grandmother, Elizabeth “Red” Sonia, served the needy by cooking meals for them. Shaun continues his grandparents’ legacy with Sonia Inc. Shaun founded Sonia Inc. about 8 years ago, […]
In 1972, a mom in New York City named Jeanne Manford did something revolutionary. She marched next to her son Morty in the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, the precursor to today’s Pride parade. So many gay and lesbian people came up to her after that event and asked her to talk to their parents that […]
I once biked with a couple of friends on a never-ending trail that left my knees sore for two weeks. That was enough for me to put up my bike for a long time. Who needs that? With Rocket City Cycle Belles (RCCB), ladies of all ages can simply get on their bikes and ride […]
For the first few years of Gabby’s life I was fortunate enough to be a part-time stay-at-home mom. I worked a few days a week and did some editing on the side to make ends meet, with the support of my immediate family. As a single mom, I knew I wouldn’t be able to sustain […]
In 2007 when our son was diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum, we were lost. The specialist at Vanderbilt handed us a package of information, and suggested that we start reading. My wife and I came to discover that our experience of being basically on our own as far as how to move forward was […]
Group Mission: The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Statement of Beliefs We, the International Cesarean Awareness Network, believe that: The inappropriate over use of cesarean […]
Bonking and Swagging with Hot Shots: Type 1 Diabetes Support for Tennessee Valley Children and Their Parents
Mallory is an energetic, happy little girl with a luminous smile. She likes gymnastics and soccer. She is also, at 7, already a familiar traveler in a world of basal rates, infusion sites, and riding the “glucoaster.” She has never known a world without rigorous daily medical care. Mallory has Type 1 diabetes. Ross and […]