Having a child with learning differences or special needs in the midst of this global pandemic can on some days, and in some ways, feel like adding insult to injury! Please reach out to those who know and care for and support you and your child: therapists, friends, family, teachers. Together we can get through the toughest of things. Here is a link to a dad's story about parenting his son with autism during this pandemic.
Parents of children with an IEP, please see this article.
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! I hope you and your kids are getting into a routine after what is always a busy transitional time. There seem to be a lot of big emotions in my house leading up to and during the first week of school! As kids and families settle in for what I hope is a productive and happy year, I found some interesting reads that may address a few challenges that may come up this fall. I hope there are helpful ideas and inspiration in these articles for you, just as there were for me.
Help Kids Silence Negative Self Talk
Strategies to Help Kids Manage Anxiety and Perfectionism
ADHD Homework Stress: Strategies
The Family and School Support Team has undergone a leadership change, so for the time being, Mrs. Murray and I haven't scheduled any upcoming talks or presentations. We hope to bring knowledgeable speakers, helpful and pertinent information, and other solid resources and tools to the Baldwin community, and specifically special needs families very soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions about your special needs child and his or her education at Baldwin, feel free to reach out to me through this site!
All abilities are welcome! Please reach out to my friend, Shelly Corrigan, if you have any questions. Her contact info is on the flyer.
Lights are up and sound is down at these showings. See more info here.
Please join us on March 8th to hear Lindsey Lieneck speak on Mindfulness...please see the attached information!
Special Needs Camp Guides are available now.
Alison Baucom spoke a few years ago at Baldwin, and presented some invaluable information on parenting. I highly recommend attending! The site should be accepting RSVPs in the next few days.