ChildsTurn.comhttp://www.childsturn.com kid deserves a Blogs UpdatesChilds Turn is the internetís largest directory of service providers for Special Needs Children. Find counselors, therapists, advocates and more at MindsRecently, I turned the TV on and found a show called Ingenious Minds on the Science Channel. I only watched a few episodes but the shows appear to each tell a story about a special needs individual with savant-like capabilities. A brilliant engineer who, February 28, 2011 14:12:18 PCTThe Endless CycleIt is that time of year again - the holidays, Christmas, New Year's - when your whole world seems to be united in their hopes that next year will be better than the previous one. With the economic catastrophe that the United States has undergone for the, December 29, 2010 14:36:47 PCTThe Dreaded Ski TripAs you go through life, you really never know what you're going to encounter next. One day, life is spectacular and the sun is shining; the next day, you're waylaid by an oncoming train you never saw coming. For me, pregnancy was something I dreamt, December 9, 2010 06:34:08 PCTAYSOMy special needs child recently decided that he wanted to play AYSO soccer like the other kids at his school. He is very high functioning and I was not concerned that he would be physically challenged in his play. Rather, I had some misgivings that he m, November 10, 2010 13:23:36 PCTArt Therapy with Comprehensive Cancer TreatmentThe emotional trauma of cancer can be as devastating as the physical affects, not only for the patient suffering but also for their loved ones, friends and caregivers. Although fighting cancer is an individual experience, it may be hard for some patients, October 26, 2010 14:13:31 PCTHalloweenMy child has a condition known as spina bifida. It radically alters the way that he looks and walks and, while he has handled his disability remarkably well over the years, there is not a day that he goes outside of the house when somebody (mostly childr, October 15, 2010 15:11:17 PCTSign of the timesToday, I opened up the Los Angeles Times and found that the "Beverly House", a 3.7 acre estate in Beverly Hills is being sold by its owner after he recently filed for bankruptcy. The price was ped from $165M to $95M. I will allow you to your, September 21, 2010 07:44:37 PCTNever let me goI am a horrible person. I hate to admit it but I must be. Recently, I finished reading the book, "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro. The book is about a bunch of kids who are growing up in a school where they are not allowed off the school grounds. I, September 9, 2010 11:16:54 PCTRobert Schimmel, an unlikely HeroRobert Schimmel is a well-known comedian who has gone through numerous hardships in his life, including the loss of his son, cancer, and a heart attack. Today, he died from injuries suffered in a car accident last week. He was only 60., September 6, 2010 21:46:47 PCTModern Day WizardryThe world we live in today has been transformed by technology. Smart phones, book readers, infrared this and that, it seems that a new device comes on the market every day to remove some burden that we formerly had to live with. Take, for example, drivi, August 30, 2010 07:16:04 PCTJobs, not handoutsIt goes without saying that today's job market is a challenging one. Millions of Americans are out of work and suffering. Nevertheless, as an employer, even with the ever-tightening job market, we often find a disconnect between the work that must be do, August 16, 2010 10:28:43 PCTPersistence, persistence, persistenceYour life as a parent of a special needs child goes through many stages. Denial when you are first informed of the disability, anger at your doctor or God or your ancestors or whoever that this has happened, acceptance when you realize you can't do much, August 6, 2010 06:54:42 PCTHow do you help?A special needs child does not exist in a vacuum. Rather, that child affects virtually everybody in their universe, immediate family, extended family, neighbors, friends, school districts and many others who come into contact with the child on a daily ba, August 2, 2010 19:44:43 PCTSo much informationWhen you are the parent of a special needs child, it can feel like being in the eye of a tornado. Not because of the myriad things your child is getting into; rather, because of the barrage of information that you receive, much of which contradicts the b, July 28, 2010 07:36:02 PCTSports and the Disabled ChildSports are the quintessential rite of passage for American children. Millions of children play in AYSO soccer organizations; Little League baseball has been a staple for a hundred years; Pop Warner football welcomes more millions of kids each year. To b, July 20, 2010 13:07:13 PCT