About Rosie Reeves

Rosie Reeves is a writer and mother of three; including one with special needs. She works side-by-side with her daughter’s therapists, teachers and doctors. Rosie also serves as the Los Angeles Special Needs Kids Examiner and as a contributor on the Yahoo! Contributor Network. She can be reached at [email protected] Rosie is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Rosie

7 Reasons a Pet is Good For Your Special Needs Kid

7 Reasons a Pet is Good For Your Special Needs Kid

1. Kids love animals. Animals make kids happy. 2. Pets can be calming. Petting a dog, listening to the purr of a cat or just gazing at a fish tank can lower blood pressure and stress levels, according to WebMD. 3. The chores involved with caring for a pet can help teach kids responsibility and empathy as well as help the child feel productive. 4. The physical acts involved with caring for a pet can... 

I’m A Special Needs Soccer Mom  …she’s come a long way, baby

I’m A Special Needs Soccer Mom …she’s come a long way, baby

Sometimes being a soccer mom is a miracle My child is now on a soccer team. That seems like such a mundane statement, and the driving to and from games and the extra strain to find time to do homework and make dinner is wearing me out. But in the middle of it all I try to take a moment to remember that the fact that she is on a soccer team is not mundane at all – in fact, it is almost miraculous!... 

Sensitive Santa for Special Kids: Coming to a Town Near You…

Sensitive Santa for Special Kids: Coming to a Town Near You…

Back in 2010 when I first wrote about the Sensitive Santa visiting time at some malls in Southern California it was a very new idea. I am so happy to report that now these experiences are becoming widely available around the world. Along with Sensory Friendly Films by AMC as well as concerts and plays, individuals with autism can now begin to expand their social experiences in a comfortable setting. Gentle... 

Stimming and Special Needs: The Good, The Bad and the Flappy

Stimming and Special Needs: The Good, The Bad and the Flappy

How do you react when when your dog greets you at the door with a wagging tail or your cat cuddles up to you and purrs loudly? You might think it’s cute or that the animal is just expressing its feelings. Do you ever get angry? do you ever think your pet is acting weird? Of course not, it’s just the natural way they use body language or their voice box. Now think about how most people... 

Rituals and Special Needs Kids: Stability in a Chaotic World

Rituals and Special Needs Kids: Stability in a Chaotic World

One night as I flopped down next my daughter in her bed, I kissed her and said goodnight.  She wished me a goodnight back. There was a moment of silence during which I mentally listed all the household chores I still had waiting for me in the other room. Her sleepy voice interrupted my list. “You didn’t say it,” she objected. “Say what?” I was totally confused. I had...