December is here. I have seen so many posts on social media about levels of anxiety and stress increasing. and I know that happens for so many of us. I am very aware that my spirit is way lower right now than in years past. I do not want to get caught up in the shopping stress and pressures all around us. I really want to enjoy the simple pleasures in family, friends and making memories. Everything feels so much more rushed and “staged” . What can we all do to prevent some of this? I would love to hear your thoughts.
We had a really nice Thanksgiving, it was just the 5 of us and we cooked all day, watched the parade then the dog show and truly just enjoyed being together, I was beyond thankful. We all were aware of how we missed our extended family, and hope to be able to see them soon. There are times that living far away from our family can be tougher than others, so being able to have my “unit” all together was a gift. I hope you all enjoyed your day too.
So excited to announce 3 new sponsors this month! It makes me so happy to be able to share new ways in our community that offer services and programs for our families.
Our 3 new businesses are :
AVEANNA : Aveanna Healthcare has helped set the standard for highly skilled in-home nursing services, raising the level of clinical expertise in the home care community. Aveanna’s broad range of services expands beyond in-home private duty nursing care to include in-home aide services, respite care, school nurse services, therapies, and rehabilitation.
DOMINION YOUTH SERVICES Dominion ABA helps families with children who are experiencing challenges related to a diagnosis of autism, developmental delay, ADHD, or behavior disorder. Our team approach to services incorporates the hands on involvement of our BCBAs in all aspects of your child’s therapy. We work with your child (ages 1-21) and your family to provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) services in your home to address your child’s behaviors and develop strategies to increase his or her skills and abilities.
CA Our mission is to impact capacity-development in human service systems through strategic public-private resource pairing, leadership, and collaboration. We are passionate about inclusion and base our program development around it. Our direct services include: Behavioral Health Services for children 2-6, a transitional residential home & community support services for 18+ and information and resource assistance.
Be sure to check the site and Facebook to stay up to date. If you have anything you want to share or add, please get in touch. This site is for you, we need to and want to know what works! You can email Carissa or Tricia.
KnowDifferent.net is a site for all special needs families that have to do anything “KNOWdifferently”. No matter what the diagnosis, our site will offer you a place to learn, a place to share and a place to feel KnowDifferent.We have some great community events coming up, be sure to check our calendar frequently as we add to it daily. Some more detailed info is included here about Winter sessions for our kids to keep busy as well.
To our readers, we thank you for being a part of our network. To our sponsors, we thank you for trusting our platform to help make a difference. To our community, we are so grateful for you all and look forward to growing together.
Wishing you a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season.
With Gratitude and Commitment,