February 2017

Know How To Help

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Imagine… Early one morning, you wake up to the sound of your little girl crying. You rush into her room, turn on the light and ask what’s wrong. She can’t talk. Not won’t talk. Can’t talk. You lift her in your arms, but she cries louder and pulls away. She begins to hit herself. Her […]

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I witnessed the most amazing scene Monday night. Teresa Morgan, the Superintendent of Hardin County School District held a meeting with parents of children with special needs, teachers and other professionals. We formed groups with a teacher or professional in each one to gain input on concerns as well as identifying positive strategies already in […]

When Tired and Discouraged


One of the first things I learned, when Hannah started an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program, was to be her greatest cheerleader. I would clap my hands and squeal with delight, “Good sitting!” or “Good ‘b’ sound!”  She found my excitement and cheering very rewarding and I loved encouraging her. When Hannah was about six-years-old, […]

Hannah's Insight On Being God's Masterpiece

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EPH 2:10 For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them. Another word for creation is masterpiece. For children with special needs, this verse can mean many things. Why did God make me with a special need? Does He have a purpose […]