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Tag Archives: cerebral-palsy

5 for Friday: Special Needs Round-Up

April 18, 2014 at 22:59

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Welcome to the inaugural edition of 5 for Friday – the Mama Lewis Special Needs Round-Up. For the next month, I’ll trial this round-up of highlights from special needs blogs. If it proves popular, I will continue and if not then I’ll proceed as I have been (posting endlessly about May’s superior power of cuteness). Email contact.stacie@gmail.com […]

How to get your special needs kiddie to LOVE therapy

April 16, 2014 at 15:45

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How to LOVE therapy

Tummy time? Hates it. Stretches? Not fun. May is severely disabled but she is not lacking in opinions. So how do we get our kiddies who need therapy to do it, when they hate it? It takes a complete re-think of what therapy is. First, what therapy is not: It is not crammed into every free […]

May wants you to GET OUT. And here’s why…

March 31, 2014 at 10:08

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Special needs can sometimes feel like a cage. At times, don’t we all just want to dig our heals in and scream: MAKE IT EASY OR I’M NOT GOING. Trips out don’t always end well. May hated our last visit to the Barbican. She screamed from the moment we arrived until the moment the ice […]

Doctors said her son wouldn’t walk, and then this happened… (VIDEO)

March 30, 2014 at 10:46

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Debby Elnatan was told her son, Rotem, would never walk. Rotem has cerebral palsy and, like any mother, she was devastated – but she wasn’t broken. Elnatan invented a harness that would enable him to walk attached to her. Instead of the path he was meant to travel, one of severe physical impairments and eventual surgery, he […]

May has the answer to all your ills

March 27, 2014 at 23:14

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Don't mess with May!

A reminder that when the world is throwing a storm of misery your way, one little girl knows what to say. From the archives, here is May, only a few months old. She severely physically and cognitively challenged and yet she knows what you should be shouting. It is the perfect and only response to […]